Top 10 Best Pickens County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 28 public schools serving 18,006 students in Pickens County, SC (there are 6 private schools, serving 494 private students). 97% of all K-12 students in Pickens County, SC are educated in public schools (compared to the SC state average of 92%).
The top ranked public schools in Pickens County, SC are D. W. Daniel High School, Clemson Elementary School and Liberty High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Pickens County, SC public schools have an average math proficiency score of 46% (versus the South Carolina public school average of 41%), and reading proficiency score of 56% (versus the 52% statewide average). Schools in Pickens County have an average ranking of 9/10, which is in the top 20% of South Carolina public schools.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the South Carolina public school average of 52% (majority Black).

Best Public Schools in Pickens County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
D. W. Daniel High School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
140 Blue And Gold Boulevard
Central, SC 29630
(864) 397-2900
Grades: 9-12
| 1,194 students
Rank: #22.
Clemson Elementary School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
581 Berkeley Drive
Clemson, SC 29631
(864) 397-1500
Grades: PK-5
| 771 students
Rank: #33.
Liberty High School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
124 Red Devil Drive
Liberty, SC 29657
(864) 397-2600
Grades: 9-12
| 685 students
Rank: #44.
Pickens High School
(Math: 51% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
150 Blue Flame Drive
Pickens, SC 29671
(864) 397-3600
Grades: 9-12
| 1,322 students
Rank: #55.
Youth Leadership Academy
Charter School
(Math: 55% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
698 Concord Church Road
Pickens, SC 29671
(864) 898-4511
Grades: 6-8
| 239 students
Rank: #66.
Hunt Meadows Elementary School
(Math: 64% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
420 Hunt Road
Easley, SC 29642
(864) 850-3987
Grades: PK-5
| 544 students
Rank: #77.
Forest Acres Elementary School
(Math: 60% | Reading: 59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
401 Mcalister Road
Easley, SC 29642
(864) 397-1800
Grades: PK-5
| 708 students
Rank: #88.
Easley High School
(Math: 42% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
154 Green Wave Boulevard
Easley, SC 29642
(864) 397-3100
Grades: 9-12
| 1,744 students
Rank: #99.
Ambler Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
838 Ambler School Road
Pickens, SC 29671
(864) 397-1200
Grades: PK-5
| 391 students
Rank: #1010.
R. C. Edwards Middle School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 58%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1157 Madden Bridge Road
Central, SC 29630
(864) 397-4200
Grades: 6-8
| 827 students
Rank: #1111.
Six Mile Elementary School
(Math: 47% | Reading: 52%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
777 North Main Street
Six Mile, SC 29682
(864) 397-2400
Grades: PK-5
| 517 students
Rank: #1212.
East End Elementary School
(Math: 51% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
505 East Second Avenue
Easley, SC 29640
(864) 397-1700
Grades: PK-5
| 561 students
Rank: #1313.
Crosswell Elementary School
(Math: 49% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
161 School Road
Easley, SC 29640
(864) 397-1600
Grades: PK-5
| 499 students
Rank: #1414.
Liberty Primary
(Math: 52% | Reading: 46% )
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
940 Chastain Road
Liberty, SC 29657
(864) 397-4800
Grades: PK-2
| 684 students
Rank: #1515.
Dacusville Elementary School
(Math: 43% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
200 Cherokee Trail
Easley, SC 29640
(864) 397-2800
Grades: PK-5
| 566 students
Rank: #1616.
Pickens Elementary School
(Math: 47% | Reading: 46%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
567 Hampton Avenue
Pickens, SC 29671
(864) 397-2300
Grades: PK-5
| 513 students
Rank: #1717.
West End Elementary School
(Math: 44% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
314 Pelzer Highway
Easley, SC 29642
(864) 397-2500
Grades: PK-5
| 624 students
Rank: #1818.
Dacusville Middle School
(Math: 37% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
899 Thomas Mill Road
Easley, SC 29640
(864) 397-3525
Grades: 6-8
| 272 students
Rank: #1919.
Hagood Elementary School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 52%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
435 Sparks Lane
Pickens, SC 29671
(864) 397-1900
Grades: PK-5
| 551 students
Rank: #2020.
Liberty Elementary School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 46%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
251 North Hillcrest Street
Liberty, SC 29657
(864) 397-2100
Grades: 3-5
| 443 students
Rank: #2121.
Mckissick Of Science And Technology
(Math: 41% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
156 Mckissick Road
Easley, SC 29640
(864) 397-2200
Grades: PK-5
| 474 students
Rank: #2222.
Richard H. Gettys Middle School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 46%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
510 South Pendleton Street
Easley, SC 29640
(864) 397-3900
Grades: 6-8
| 1,361 students
Rank: #2323.
Central Of The Arts
(Math: 36% | Reading: 46%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
608 Johnson Road
Central, SC 29630
(864) 397-1400
Grades: PK-5
| 445 students
Rank: #2424.
Pickens Middle School
(Math: 35% | Reading: 40%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
140 Torch Lane
Pickens, SC 29671
(864) 397-4100
Grades: 6-8
| 597 students
Rank: #2525.
Liberty Middle School
(Math: 29% | Reading: 39%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
125 Falcon Lane
Liberty, SC 29657
(864) 397-3400
Grades: 6-8
| 468 students
Rank: #2626.
Lakes And Bridges Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1600 E Main Street
Easley, SC 29641
(864) 442-5580
Grades: 1-8
| 195 students
Rank: n/an/a
Concrete Primary
535 Powdersville Main
Easley, SC 29642
(864) 269-4571
Grades: PK-2
| 811 students
Rank: n/an/a
Pickens County Career And Technology Center
Vocational School
990 Chastain Road
Liberty, SC 29657
(864) 397-4500
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Pickens County, SC

Pickens County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1755 Shady Grove Road
Pickens, SC 29671
(864) 397-1300
Grades: PK-5
| 208 students
120 Holly Springs School Road
Pickens, SC 29671
(864) 397-2000
Grades: PK-5
| 193 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Pickens County, SC?
The top ranked public schools in Pickens County, SC include D. W. Daniel High School, Clemson Elementary School and Liberty High School.
How many public schools are located in Pickens County, SC?
28 public schools are located in Pickens County, SC.
What percentage of students in Pickens County, SC go to public school?
97% of all K-12 students in Pickens County, SC are educated in public schools (compared to the SC state average of 92%).
What is the racial composition of students in Pickens County, SC?
Pickens County, SC public schools minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the South Carolina public schools average of 52% (majority Black).

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