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

The top ranked public high schools in South Carolina are Wando High School, Brashier Middle College Charter High School and Oceanside Collegiate Academy. The cities and towns with the highest concentration of top ranked public high 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 High Schools in South Carolina (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Wando High School
(Math: 92% | Reading: 96%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 92% (Top 1%)
Reading: 96% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
1000 Warrior Way
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
(843) 881-8200
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Brashier Middle College Charter High School
Charter School
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
1830 West Georgia Road Buildin
Simpsonville, SC 29680
(864) 757-1800
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Oceanside Collegiate Academy
Charter School
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
580 Faison Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
(843) 936-7128
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Greenville Technical Charter High School
Charter School
(Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥90% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
506 Pleasantburg Drive #119
Greenville, SC 29606
(864) 250-8944
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Hcs Early College High School
Magnet School
(Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥90% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
2050 Highway 501 East Hgtc
Conway, SC 29528
(843) 349-3131
Rank: #66.
James Byrnes Freshman Academy
(Math: 84% | Reading: ≥99%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 84% (Top 5%)
Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9
100 Rowe Street
Duncan, SC 29334
(864) 949-2320
Rank: #77.
Greer Middle College Charter High School
Charter School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 85-89% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
138 West Mcelhaney Road
Taylors, SC 29687
(864) 469-7571
Rank: #88.
Lucy Garrett Beckham High School
(Math: 88% | Reading: 93%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 88% (Top 1%)
Reading: 93% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
1560 Mathis Ferry Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 953-2900
Rank: #99.
Chapin High School
(Math: 83% | Reading: 95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 83% (Top 5%)
Reading: 95% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
300 Columbia Avenue
Chapin, SC 29036
(803) 575-5400
Rank: #1010.
Catawba Ridge High School
(Math: 80% | Reading: 98%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 80% (Top 5%)
Reading: 98% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
1180 Fort Mill Parkway
Fort Mill, SC 29715
(803) 835-5222
Rank: #1111.
Mayo High For Math Science & Technology
Magnet School
(Math: ≥80% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: ≥80% (Top 5%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
405 Chestnut Street
Darlington, SC 29532
(843) 398-5050
Rank: #1212.
Mauldin High School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 91%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 85% (Top 5%)
Reading: 91% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
701 East Butler Road
Mauldin, SC 29662
(864) 355-6500
Rank: #1313.
Fort Mill High School
(Math: 78% | Reading: 97%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 78% (Top 5%)
Reading: 97% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
215 North Highway 21 Bypass
Fort Mill, SC 29715
(803) 548-1900
Rank: #1414.
Lexington High School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 95% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
2463 Augusta Highway
Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 821-1300
Rank: #1515.
Blythewood High School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 92%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 92% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
10901 Wilson Boulevard
Blythewood, SC 29016
(803) 691-4090
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Clover High School
(Math: 78% | Reading: 94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 78% (Top 5%)
Reading: 94% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
1625 Highway 55 East
Clover, SC 29710
(803) 810-8200
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Woodmont High School
(Math: 83% | Reading: 90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 83% (Top 5%)
Reading: 90% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
2831 West Georgia Road
Piedmont, SC 29673
(864) 355-8600
Rank: #1818.
James Island Charter High School
Charter School
(Math: 80% | Reading: 91%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 80% (Top 5%)
Reading: 91% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
1000 Ft. Johnson Road
Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 762-2754
Rank: #1919.
Riverside High School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 77% (Top 5%)
Reading: 95% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
794 Hammett Bridge Road
Greer, SC 29650
(864) 355-7800
Rank: #2020.
Carolina Forest High School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 91%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 77% (Top 5%)
Reading: 91% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
700 Gardner Lacy Road
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
(843) 236-7997
Rank: #2121.
Wade Hampton High School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 81% (Top 5%)
Reading: 89% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
100 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC 29609
(864) 355-0100
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Bluffton High School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 81% (Top 5%)
Reading: 88% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
12 H. E. Mccracken Circle
Bluffton, SC 29910
(843) 706-8800
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
St. James High School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 81% (Top 5%)
Reading: 88% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
10800 Highway 707
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
(843) 650-5600
Rank: #24 - 2624. - 26.
Abbeville High School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 80-84% (Top 5%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 10%)
Grades: 9-12
701 Washington Street
Abbeville, SC 29620
(864) 366-5916
Rank: #24 - 2624. - 26.
Belton Honea Path High School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 82% (Top 5%)
Reading: 87% (Top 10%)
Grades: 9-12
11000 Belton-honea Path Highwa
Honea Path, SC 29654
(864) 369-7382
Rank: #24 - 2624. - 26.
Mid-carolina High School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 80-84% (Top 5%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 10%)
Grades: 9-12
377 Cy Schumpert Road
Prosperity, SC 29127
(803) 364-2134
Rank: #2727.
Nation Ford High School
(Math: 75% | Reading: 93%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 75% (Top 10%)
Reading: 93% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
1400 Ao Jones Boulevard
Fort Mill, SC 29715
(803) 835-0000
Rank: #2828.
Ashley Ridge High School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 91%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 76% (Top 10%)
Reading: 91% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
9800 Delemar Highway
Summerville, SC 29485
(843) 695-4900
Rank: #2929.
Spring Hill High School
Magnet School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 96%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 70-74% (Top 10%)
Reading: 96% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
11629 Broad River Road
Chapin, SC 29036
(803) 476-8700
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
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: #30 - 3130. - 31.
Greenville Senior High Academy
Magnet School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 77% (Top 5%)
Reading: 87% (Top 10%)
Grades: 9-12
1 Vardy Street
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 355-5500
Rank: #3232.
Lugoff-elgin High School
(Math: 75% | Reading: 90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 75% (Top 10%)
Reading: 90% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
1284 Highway 1 South
Lugoff, SC 29078
(803) 438-3481
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
Pendleton High School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 92%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 70-74% (Top 10%)
Reading: 92% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
7324 Highway 187
Anderson, SC 29625
(864) 403-2100
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
Wren High School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 92%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 70-74% (Top 10%)
Reading: 92% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
905 Wren School Road
Piedmont, SC 29673
(864) 850-5900
Rank: #3535.
Woodruff High School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 91%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 70-74% (Top 10%)
Reading: 91% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
710 Cross Anchor Highway
Woodruff, SC 29388
(864) 476-7045
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