Top 10 Best Public Elementary Schools in South Carolina (2024)

The top ranked public elementary schools in South Carolina are Buist Academy, Sterling School and Augusta Circle Elementary School. The cities and towns with the highest concentration of top ranked public elementary schools are Mount Pleasant, Piedmont and Chapin.
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 41%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 52%.

Top Ranked Public Elementary Schools in South Carolina (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Buist Academy
Magnet School
(Math: 91% | Reading: 96%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 91% (Top 1%)
Reading: 96% (Top 1%)
Grades: 2-8
103 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 724-7750
Rank: #22.
Sterling School
(Math: 87% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 87% (Top 1%)
Reading: 89% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-8
99 John Mccarroll Way
Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 355-4480
Rank: #33.
Augusta Circle Elementary School
(Math: 88% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 88% (Top 1%)
Reading: 88% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-5
100 Winyah Street
Greenville, SC 29605
(864) 355-1200
Rank: #44.
Langston Charter Middle School
Charter School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 81% (Top 5%)
Reading: 88% (Top 5%)
Grades: 6-8
1950 Woodruff Road
Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 286-9700
Rank: #55.
Belton Preparatory Academy
Charter School
(Math: ≥90% | Reading: 80-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: ≥90% (Top 1%)
Reading: 80-89% (Top 10%)
Grades: K-8
5901 Belton Highway
Belton, SC 29627
(864) 392-1173
Rank: #66.
Charleston School Of The Arts
Magnet School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 77% (Top 5%)
Reading: 87% (Top 10%)
Grades: 6-12
5109-b West Enterprise Street
North Charleston, SC 29405
(843) 529-4990
Rank: #77.
Rollings Middle School Of The Arts
(Math: 78% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 78% (Top 5%)
Reading: 85% (Top 10%)
Grades: 6-8
815 South Main Street
Summerville, SC 29483
(843) 873-3610
Rank: #88.
Mt. Pleasant Academy
(Math: 84% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 84% (Top 5%)
Reading: 82% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-5
605 Center Street
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 849-2826
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Tega Cay Elementary School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 82% (Top 5%)
Reading: 82% (Top 10%)
Grades: K-5
2185 Gold Hill Road
Fort Mill, SC 29708
(803) 548-8282
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Tigerville Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 80-84% (Top 5%)
Reading: 80-84% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-5
25 Tigerville Elementary Schoo
Taylors, SC 29687
(864) 355-4600
Rank: #1111.
Belle Hall Elementary School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 85% (Top 5%)
Reading: 81% (Top 20%)
Grades: PK-5
385 Egypt Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 849-2841
Rank: #1212.
Charles Pinckney Elementary School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 84% (Top 5%)
Reading: 80% (Top 20%)
Grades: 3-5
3300 Thomas Cario Boulevard
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
(843) 856-4585
Rank: #1313.
Brockman Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 75-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 80-84% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-5
2245 Montclair Drive
Columbia, SC 29206
(803) 790-6743
Rank: #1414.
Sullivan's Island Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 81% (Top 20%)
Grades: PK-5
2014 Mike Perkis Place
Sullivans Island, SC 29482
(843) 883-3118
Rank: #1515.
Mamie P. Whitesides Elementary School
(Math: 83% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 83% (Top 5%)
Reading: 79% (Top 20%)
Grades: PK-5
1565 Rifle Range Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 849-2838
Rank: #1616.
Daniel Island School
(Math: 75% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 75% (Top 10%)
Reading: 83% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-8
2365 Daniel Island Drive
Charleston, SC 29492
(843) 471-2301
Rank: #1717.
Wren Elementary School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 82% (Top 5%)
Reading: 78% (Top 20%)
Grades: PK-5
226 Roper Road
Piedmont, SC 29673
(864) 850-5950
Rank: #1818.
East Cooper Montessori Charter
Charter School
(Math: 73% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 73% (Top 10%)
Reading: 83% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-8
1120 Rifle Range Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 216-2883
Rank: #1919.
Lake Murray Elementary School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 77% (Top 5%)
Reading: 79% (Top 20%)
Grades: K-4
1531 Three Dog Road
Chapin, SC 29036
(803) 476-4600
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Buena Vista Elementary School
(Math: 78% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 78% (Top 5%)
Reading: 77% (Top 20%)
Grades: K-5
310 Batesville Road
Greer, SC 29650
(864) 355-2200
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Stone Academy
Magnet School
(Math: 78% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 78% (Top 5%)
Reading: 77% (Top 20%)
Grades: K-5
115 Randall Street
Greenville, SC 29609
(864) 355-8400
Rank: #2222.
Monarch Elementary School
(Math: 75% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 75% (Top 10%)
Reading: 80% (Top 20%)
Grades: PK-5
224 Five Forks Road
Simpsonville, SC 29681
(864) 355-0600
Rank: #23 - 2623. - 26.
Clemson Elementary School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 77% (Top 5%)
Reading: 77% (Top 20%)
Grades: PK-5
581 Berkeley Drive
Clemson, SC 29631
(864) 397-1500
Rank: #23 - 2623. - 26.
Coosa Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 75-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 75-79% (Top 20%)
Grades: PK-5
45 Middle Road
Beaufort, SC 29907
(843) 322-6100
Rank: #23 - 2623. - 26.
East Link Academy
Charter School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 75-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 75-79% (Top 20%)
Grades: K-7
78 Global Drive Drive
Greenville, SC 29608
(864) 775-1733
Rank: #23 - 2623. - 26.
Montessori Community School
Magnet School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 75-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 75-79% (Top 20%)
Grades: PK-8
2122 Wood Avenue
Charleston, SC 29414
(843) 769-0346
Rank: #2727.
Orange Grove Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 76% (Top 10%)
Reading: 79% (Top 20%)
Grades: PK-8
1225 Orange Branch Road
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 763-1520
Rank: #2828.
Beech Hill Elementary School
(Math: 73% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 73% (Top 10%)
Reading: 80% (Top 20%)
Grades: PK-5
1001 Beech Hill Road
Summerville, SC 29485
(843) 821-3970
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Carolina Park Elementary School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 76% (Top 10%)
Reading: 77% (Top 20%)
Grades: PK-5
3650 Park Avenue Boulevard
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
(843) 856-8060
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Oakview Elementary School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 76% (Top 10%)
Reading: 77% (Top 20%)
Grades: PK-5
515 Godfrey Road
Simpsonville, SC 29681
(864) 355-7100
Rank: #3131.
Pelham Road Elementary School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 76% (Top 20%)
Grades: K-5
100 All Star Way
Greenville, SC 29615
(864) 355-7600
Rank: #3232.
Lake Murray Elementary School
(Math: 78% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 78% (Top 5%)
Reading: 76% (Top 20%)
Grades: PK-5
205 Wise Ferry Road
Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 821-3100
Rank: #3333.
Thomas C. Cario Middle School
(Math: 73% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 73% (Top 10%)
Reading: 77% (Top 20%)
Grades: 6-8
3500 Thomas Cario Boulevard
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
(843) 856-4595
Rank: #3434.
Orchard Park Elementary School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 71% (Top 10%)
Reading: 79% (Top 20%)
Grades: K-5
474 Third Baxter Street
Fort Mill, SC 29708
(803) 548-8170
Rank: #3535.
Stiles Point Elementary School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 76% (Top 10%)
Reading: 76% (Top 20%)
Grades: PK-5
883-a Mikell Drive
Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 762-2767
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