Top 10 Best Sumter Public Schools (2023)

For the 2023 school year, there are 20 public schools serving 13,844 students in Sumter, SC (there are 10 private schools, serving 1,907 private students). 88% of all K-12 students in Sumter, SC are educated in public schools (compared to the SC state average of 92%).
The top ranked public schools in Sumter, SC are Crestwood High School, Alice Drive Elementary School and Sumter High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Sumter, SC public schools have an average math proficiency score of 18% (versus the South Carolina public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 29% (versus the 48% statewide average). Schools in Sumter have an average ranking of 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of South Carolina public schools.
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the South Carolina public school average of 51% (majority Black).

Best Sumter, SC Public Schools (2023)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Crestwood High School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2000 Oswego Road
Sumter, SC 29153
(803) 469-6200
Grades: 9-12
| 1,078 students
Rank: #22.
Alice Drive Elementary School
Math: 46% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
251 Alice Drive
Sumter, SC 29150
(803) 775-0857
Grades: PK-5
| 643 students
Rank: #33.
Sumter High School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2580 Mccray's Mill Road
Sumter, SC 29154
(803) 481-4480
Grades: 9-12
| 2,318 students
Rank: #44.
Millwood Elementary School
Math: 41% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
24 Pinewood Road
Sumter, SC 29150
(803) 775-0648
Grades: PK-5
| 712 students
Rank: #55.
Lakewood High School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
350 Old Manning Road
Sumter, SC 29150
(803) 506-2700
Grades: 9-12
| 1,065 students
Rank: #66.
Alice Drive Middle School
Math: 23% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
40 Miller Road
Sumter, SC 29150
(803) 775-0821
Grades: 6-8
| 941 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Kingsbury Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
825 Kingsbury Road
Sumter, SC 29154
(803) 775-6244
Grades: PK-5
| 697 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Wilder Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
975 South Main Street
Sumter, SC 29150
(803) 773-5723
Grades: PK-5
| 398 students
Rank: #99.
Ebenezer Middle School
Math: 10% | Reading: 24%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3440 Ebenezer Road
Sumter, SC 29153
(803) 469-8571
Grades: 6-8
| 363 students
Rank: #1010.
Pocalla Springs Elementary School
Math: 14% | Reading: 17%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2060 Bethel Church Road
Sumter, SC 29154
(803) 481-5800
Grades: PK-5
| 656 students
Rank: #1111.
Furman Middle School
Math: 9% | Reading: 23%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3400 Bethel Church Road
Sumter, SC 29154
(803) 481-8519
Grades: 6-8
| 851 students
Rank: #1212.
Cherryvale Elementary School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1420 Furman Drive
Sumter, SC 29154
(803) 494-8200
Grades: PK-5
| 554 students
Rank: #1313.
Bates Middle School
Math: 9% | Reading: 21%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
715 Estate Street
Sumter, SC 29150
(803) 775-0711
Grades: 6-8
| 657 students
Rank: #1414.
Chestnut Oaks Middle School
Math: 3% | Reading: 17%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1200 Oswego Road
Sumter, SC 29153
(803) 775-7272
Grades: 6-8
| 422 students
Rank: #15 - 1715. - 17.
Crosswell Drive Elementary School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
301 Crosswell Drive
Sumter, SC 29150
(803) 775-0679
Grades: PK-5
| 538 students
Rank: #15 - 1715. - 17.
Lemira Elementary School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
952 Fulton Street
Sumter, SC 29150
(803) 775-0658
Grades: PK-5
| 434 students
Rank: #15 - 1715. - 17.
Willow Drive Elementary School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
26 Willow Drive
Sumter, SC 29150
(803) 773-5796
Grades: PK-5
| 582 students
Rank: #1818.
R. E. Davis College Preparatory Academy
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
345 Eastern School Road
Sumter, SC 29153
(803) 495-3247
Grades: PK-8
| 385 students
Rank: n/an/a
Oakland Primary
5415 Oakland Drive
Sumter, SC 29154
(803) 499-3366
Grades: PK-1
| 550 students
Rank: n/an/a
Sumter Career And Technology Center
Vocational School
2612 Mccray's Mill Road
Sumter, SC 29154
(803) 481-8575
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Sumter, South Carolina

Sumter, South Carolina Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
825 Kingsbury Rd
Sumter, SC 29154
(803) 775-6244
Grades: PK-5
| 694 students
4300 East Brewington Road
Sumter, SC 29153
(803) 495-8014
Grades: 6-8
| 142 students
1200 Oswego Road
Sumter, SC 29153
(803) 934-8286
Grades: 6
| 139 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Sumter, SC?

The top ranked public schools in Sumter, SC are Crestwood High School, Alice Drive Elementary School and Sumter High School.

How many public schools are located in Sumter, SC?

20 public schools are located in Sumter, SC.

What percentage of students in Sumter, SC go to public school?

88% of all K-12 students in Sumter, SC are educated in public schools (compared to the SC state average of 92%).

What is the racial composition of students in Sumter, SC?

Sumter, SC minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the South Carolina public school average of 51% (majority Black).

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