Top 10 Best Sumter County Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 28 public schools serving 15,889 students in Sumter County, SC. Sumter County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in South Carolina.
The top ranked public schools in Sumter County, SC are Millwood Elementary School, Crestwood High School and Sumter High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Sumter County, SC public schools have an average math proficiency score of 31% (versus the South Carolina public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 34% (versus the 49% statewide average). Schools in Sumter County have an average ranking of 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of South Carolina public schools.
Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the South Carolina public school average of 51% (majority Black).

Best Sumter County Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Millwood Elementary School
Math: 64% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
24 Pinewood Road
Sumter, SC 29150
(803) 775-0648
Grades: PK-5
| 712 students
Rank: #22.
Crestwood High School
Math: 49% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2000 Oswego Road
Sumter, SC 29153
(803) 469-6200
Grades: 9-12
| 1,078 students
Rank: #33.
Sumter High School
Math: 43% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2580 Mccray's Mill Road
Sumter, SC 29154
(803) 481-4480
Grades: 9-12
| 2,318 students
Rank: #44.
Shaw Heights Elementary School
Math: 55% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5121 Frierson Road
Shaw Afb, SC 29152
(803) 666-2335
Grades: 2-3
| 451 students
Rank: #55.
Alice Drive Elementary School
Math: 46% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
251 Alice Drive
Sumter, SC 29150
(803) 775-0857
Grades: PK-5
| 643 students
Rank: #66.
Hillcrest Middle School
Math: 41% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
4355 Peach Orchard Road
Dalzell, SC 29040
(803) 499-3341
Grades: 6-8
| 371 students
Rank: #77.
Manchester Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
200 East Clark Street
Pinewood, SC 29125
(803) 452-5454
Grades: PK-5
| 382 students
Rank: #88.
Lakewood High School
Math: 26% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
350 Old Manning Road
Sumter, SC 29150
(803) 506-2700
Grades: 9-12
| 1,065 students
Rank: #99.
Alice Drive Middle School
Math: 28% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
40 Miller Road
Sumter, SC 29150
(803) 775-0821
Grades: 6-8
| 941 students
Rank: #1010.
Kingsbury Elementary School
Math: 38% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
825 Kingsbury Road
Sumter, SC 29154
(803) 775-6244
Grades: PK-5
| 697 students
Rank: #1111.
Rafting Creek Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4100 Highway 261 North
Rembert, SC 29128
(803) 432-2994
Grades: PK-5
| 124 students
Rank: #1212.
High Hills Elementary School
Math: 31% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
4971 Frierson Road
Shaw Afb, SC 29152
(803) 499-3327
Grades: 4-5
| 414 students
Rank: #1313.
Pocalla Springs Elementary School
Math: 27% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2060 Bethel Church Road
Sumter, SC 29154
(803) 481-5800
Grades: PK-5
| 656 students
Rank: #1414.
Lower Lee Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
5142 St. Charles Road
Mayesville, SC 29104
(803) 428-3637
Grades: PK-5
| 169 students
Rank: #1515.
Lemira Elementary School
Math: 33% | Reading: 18%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
952 Fulton Street
Sumter, SC 29150
(803) 775-0658
Grades: PK-5
| 434 students
Rank: #1616.
Cherryvale Elementary School
Math: 27% | Reading: 24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1420 Furman Drive
Sumter, SC 29154
(803) 494-8200
Grades: PK-5
| 554 students
Rank: #1717.
Ebenezer Middle School
Math: 24% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3440 Ebenezer Road
Sumter, SC 29153
(803) 469-8571
Grades: 6-8
| 363 students
Rank: #1818.
Wilder Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
975 South Main Street
Sumter, SC 29150
(803) 773-5723
Grades: PK-5
| 398 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Crosswell Drive Elementary School
Math: 25% | Reading: 22%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
301 Crosswell Drive
Sumter, SC 29150
(803) 775-0679
Grades: PK-5
| 538 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Willow Drive Elementary School
Math: 25% | Reading: 22%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
26 Willow Drive
Sumter, SC 29150
(803) 773-5796
Grades: PK-5
| 582 students
Rank: #2121.
Bates Middle School
Math: 21% | Reading: 26%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
715 Estate Street
Sumter, SC 29150
(803) 775-0711
Grades: 6-8
| 657 students
Rank: #2222.
West Lee Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
55 West Lee School Road
Rembert, SC 29128
(803) 428-3147
Grades: PK-5
| 123 students
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Furman Middle School
Math: 17% | Reading: 19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3400 Bethel Church Road
Sumter, SC 29154
(803) 481-8519
Grades: 6-8
| 851 students
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
R. E. Davis College Preparatory Academy
Math: 17% | Reading: 19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
345 Eastern School Road
Sumter, SC 29153
(803) 495-3247
Grades: PK-8
| 385 students
Rank: #2525.
Chestnut Oaks Middle School
Math: 12% | Reading: 18%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1200 Oswego Road
Sumter, SC 29153
(803) 775-7272
Grades: 6-8
| 422 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
Rank: n/an/a
Wateree River High School
Alternative School
8200 State Farm Road
Rembert, SC 29128
(803) 896-3454
Grades: 9-12
| 11 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Sumter County, SC

Sumter County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
5355 Cane Savannah Road
Wedgefield, SC 29168
(803) 494-2661
Grades: PK-5
| 129 students
825 Kingsbury Rd
Sumter, SC 29154
(803) 775-6244
Grades: PK-5
| 694 students
136 Wilborn Avenue
Rembert, SC 29128
(843) 896-3701
Grades: n/a
| n/a 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

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