Top 10 Best Public Schools in South Carolina (2024)

The top ranked public schools in South Carolina are listed below (2024).
A school's overall testing rank is based on a it's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. The average percentage of students achieving math proficiency in South Carolina is 38%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 48%.
The top ranked public schools in South Carolina are Buist Academy, Oceanside Collegiate Academy and Greenville Technical Charter High School. The cities and towns with the highest concentration of top ranked public schools are Mount Pleasant, Fort Mill and Taylors.

Top Ranked Public Schools in South Carolina (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Buist Academy
Magnet School
Math: 94% | Reading: 96%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 96% (Top 1%)
Grades: 2-8
103 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 724-7750
Rank: #22.
Oceanside Collegiate Academy
Charter School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 85-89% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
580 Faison Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
(843) 936-7128
Rank: #33.
Greenville Technical Charter High School
Charter School
Math: 80-89% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 80-89% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
506 Pleasantburg Drive #119
Greenville, SC 29606
(864) 250-8944
Rank: #44.
Greer Middle College Charter High School
Charter School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 80-84% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
138 West Mcelhaney Road
Taylors, SC 29687
(864) 469-7571
Rank: #55.
Clover High School
Math: 86% | Reading: 94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 86% (Top 1%)
Reading: 94% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
1625 Highway 55 East
Clover, SC 29710
(803) 810-8200
Rank: #66.
Mayo High For Math Science & Technology
Magnet School
Math: ≥80% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥80% (Top 5%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
405 Chestnut Street
Darlington, SC 29532
(843) 398-5050
Rank: #77.
Wando High School
Math: 81% | Reading: 95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 81% (Top 5%)
Reading: 95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
1000 Warrior Way
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
(843) 881-8200
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Chapin High School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 91%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 80-84% (Top 1%)
Reading: 91% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
300 Columbia Avenue
Chapin, SC 29036
(803) 575-5400
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Wren High School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 91%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 80-84% (Top 1%)
Reading: 91% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
905 Wren School Road
Piedmont, SC 29673
(864) 850-5900
Rank: #1010.
Hcs Early College High School
Magnet School
Math: 70-79% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 70-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
2050 Highway 501 East Hgtc
Conway, SC 29528
(843) 349-3131
Rank: #1111.
St. James High School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 91%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 75-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 91% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
10800 Highway 707
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
(843) 650-5600
Rank: #1212.
Nation Ford High School
Math: 74% | Reading: 94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 74% (Top 5%)
Reading: 94% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
1400 Ao Jones Boulevard
Fort Mill, SC 29715
(803) 835-0000
Rank: #1313.
Carolina Forest High School
Math: 79% | Reading: 89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 89% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
700 Gardner Lacy Road
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
(843) 236-7997
Rank: #1414.
Powdersville High School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 75-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 90% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
145 Hood Road
Greenville, SC 29611
(864) 312-5641
Rank: #1515.
James Byrnes Freshman Academy
Math: 72% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 72% (Top 5%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9
100 Rowe Street
Duncan, SC 29334
(864) 949-2320
Rank: #1616.
Ashley Ridge High School
Math: 73% | Reading: 93%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 73% (Top 5%)
Reading: 93% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
9800 Delemar Highway
Summerville, SC 29485
(843) 695-4900
Rank: #1717.
Fort Mill High School
Math: 70% | Reading: 97%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 70% (Top 10%)
Reading: 97% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
215 North Highway 21 Bypass
Fort Mill, SC 29715
(803) 548-1900
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Blythewood High School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 70-74% (Top 5%)
Reading: 90-94% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
10901 Wilson Boulevard
Blythewood, SC 29016
(803) 691-4090
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Pendleton High School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 70-74% (Top 5%)
Reading: 90-94% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
7324 Highway 187
Anderson, SC 29625
(864) 403-2100
Rank: #2020.
Augusta Circle Elementary School
Math: 87% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 87% (Top 1%)
Reading: 86% (Top 10%)
Grades: K-5
100 Winyah Street
Greenville, SC 29605
(864) 355-1200
Rank: #2121.
James Island Charter High School
Charter School
Math: 73% | Reading: 89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 73% (Top 5%)
Reading: 89% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
1000 Ft. Johnson Road
Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 762-2754
Rank: #2222.
Mt. Pleasant Academy
Math: 85% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 85% (Top 1%)
Reading: 84% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-5
605 Center Street
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 849-2826
Rank: #2323.
Aynor High School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 70-74% (Top 5%)
Reading: 90% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
201 Jordanville Road
Aynor, SC 29511
(843) 488-7100
Rank: #2424.
Lexington High School
Math: 69% | Reading: 92%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 69% (Top 10%)
Reading: 92% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
2463 Augusta Highway
Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 821-1300
Rank: #2525.
Charleston School Of The Arts
Magnet School
Math: 73% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 73% (Top 5%)
Reading: 87% (Top 5%)
Grades: 6-12
5109-b West Enterprise Street
North Charleston, SC 29405
(843) 529-4990
Rank: #2626.
Wade Hampton High School
Math: 72% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 72% (Top 5%)
Reading: 87% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
100 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC 29609
(864) 355-0100
Rank: #27 - 2927. - 29.
Lake Murray Elementary School
Math: 78% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 78% (Top 5%)
Reading: 82% (Top 10%)
Grades: K-4
1531 Three Dog Road
Chapin, SC 29036
(803) 476-4600
Rank: #27 - 2927. - 29.
Mauldin High School
Math: 68% | Reading: 90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 68% (Top 10%)
Reading: 90% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
701 East Butler Road
Mauldin, SC 29662
(864) 355-6500
Rank: #27 - 2927. - 29.
Sullivan's Island Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 88% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 88% (Top 1%)
Reading: 81% (Top 20%)
Grades: PK-5
2014 Mike Perkis Place
Sullivans Island, SC 29482
(843) 883-3118
Rank: #3030.
Mid-carolina High School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 65-69% (Top 10%)
Reading: 89% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
377 Cy Schumpert Road
Prosperity, SC 29127
(803) 364-2134
Rank: #3131.
Sterling School
Math: 79% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 81% (Top 20%)
Grades: PK-8
99 John Mccarroll Way
Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 355-4480
Rank: #3232.
Langston Charter Middle School
Charter School
Math: 74% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 74% (Top 5%)
Reading: 82% (Top 10%)
Grades: 6-8
1950 Woodruff Road
Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 286-9700
Rank: #3333.
Mamie P. Whitesides Elementary School
Math: 79% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 79% (Top 20%)
Grades: PK-5
1565 Rifle Range Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 849-2838
Rank: #3434.
Daniel Island School
Math: 77% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 77% (Top 5%)
Reading: 79% (Top 20%)
Grades: PK-8
2365 Daniel Island Drive
Charleston, SC 29492
(843) 471-2301
Rank: #3535.
T. L. Hanna High School
Math: 63% | Reading: 91%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 63% (Top 20%)
Reading: 91% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
2600 Highway 81 North
Anderson, SC 29621
(864) 260-5110
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