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

The top ranked public middle schools in South Carolina are Buist Academy, Sterling School and Langston Charter Middle School. The cities and towns with the highest concentration of top ranked public middle 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 Middle 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.
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: #44.
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: #55.
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: #66.
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: #77.
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: #88.
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: #9 - 109. - 10.
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: #9 - 109. - 10.
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: #1111.
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: #1212.
Gray Collegiate Academy
Charter School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 65-69% (Top 20%)
Reading: 83% (Top 10%)
Grades: 8-12
3833 Leaphart Road
West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 951-3321
Rank: #1313.
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: #1414.
Dixie High School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 75-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 74% (Top 20%)
Grades: 8-12
1 Haynes Street
Due West, SC 29639
(864) 379-2186
Rank: #1515.
Green Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 69% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 69% (Top 10%)
Reading: 79% (Top 20%)
Grades: PK-12
1440 Pelham Street
Greenville, SC 29615
(864) 288-4134
Rank: #1616.
Laing Middle School
Magnet School
(Math: 70% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 70% (Top 10%)
Reading: 78% (Top 20%)
Grades: 6-8
2705 Bulrush Basket Lane
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
(843) 849-2809
Rank: #1717.
Gold Hill Middle School
(Math: 66% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 66% (Top 20%)
Reading: 77% (Top 20%)
Grades: 6-8
1025 Dave Gibson Boulevard
Fort Mill, SC 29708
(803) 548-8300
Rank: #1818.
Pleasant Knoll Middle School
(Math: 67% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 67% (Top 20%)
Reading: 76% (Top 20%)
Grades: 6-8
2320 Pleasant Road
Fort Mill, SC 29708
(803) 835-3770
Rank: #1919.
Southwood For The Arts
Magnet School
(Math: 68% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 68% (Top 20%)
Reading: 74% (Top 20%)
Grades: 6-8
1110 Southwood Street
Anderson, SC 29624
(864) 260-5205
Rank: #2020.
Moultrie Middle School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 65% (Top 20%)
Reading: 74% (Top 20%)
Grades: 6-8
645 Coleman Boulevard
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 849-2819
Rank: #2121.
Forest Creek Middle School
(Math: 67% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 67% (Top 20%)
Reading: 70% (Top 30%)
Grades: 6-8
2212 Whites Road
Fort Mill, SC 29715
(803) 396-3450
Rank: #2222.
Riverside Middle School
(Math: 60% | Reading: 69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 60% (Top 20%)
Reading: 69% (Top 30%)
Grades: 6-8
615 Hammett Bridge Road
Greer, SC 29650
(864) 355-7900
Rank: #2323.
Fort Mill Middle School
(Math: 59% | Reading: 69%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Math: 59% (Top 30%)
Reading: 69% (Top 30%)
Grades: 6-8
200 Springfield Parkway
Fort Mill, SC 29715
(803) 547-5553
Rank: #2424.
Oakridge Middle School
(Math: 61% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Math: 61% (Top 20%)
Reading: 65% (Top 30%)
Grades: 6-8
5670 Oakridge Road
Clover, SC 29710
(803) 631-8000
Rank: #2525.
Powdersville Middle School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 67%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Math: 57% (Top 30%)
Reading: 67% (Top 30%)
Grades: 6-8
135 Hood Road
Greenville, SC 29611
(864) 269-1821
Rank: #2626.
Palmetto Scholars Academy
Charter School
(Math: 51% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Math: 51% (Top 50%)
Reading: 77% (Top 20%)
Grades: 6-12
7499 Dorchester Road
North Charleston, SC 29418
(843) 300-4118
Rank: #2727.
Youth Leadership Academy
Charter School
(Math: 55% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Math: 55% (Top 30%)
Reading: 71% (Top 30%)
Grades: 6-8
698 Concord Church Road
Pickens, SC 29671
(864) 898-4511
Rank: #2828.
Cherokee Trail Elementary School
(Math: 59% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Math: 59% (Top 30%)
Reading: 64% (Top 30%)
Grades: PK-7
6219 Highway 184 East
Donalds, SC 29638
(864) 379-8500
Rank: #2929.
Mccants Middle School
(Math: 58% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Math: 58% (Top 30%)
Reading: 64% (Top 30%)
Grades: 6-8
2123 Marchbanks Avenue
Anderson, SC 29621
(864) 260-5145
Rank: #3030.
Springfield Middle School
(Math: 59% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Math: 59% (Top 30%)
Reading: 62% (Top 50%)
Grades: 6-8
1711 Springfield Parkway
Fort Mill, SC 29715
(803) 548-8199
Rank: #3131.
York Preparatory Academy
Charter School
(Math: 56% | Reading: 66%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Math: 56% (Top 30%)
Reading: 66% (Top 30%)
Grades: K-12
1047 Golden Gate Court
Rock Hill, SC 29732
(803) 324-4400
Rank: #3232.
River Ridge Academy
Magnet School
(Math: 54% | Reading: 67%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Math: 54% (Top 30%)
Reading: 67% (Top 30%)
Grades: PK-8
3050 River Ridge Drive
Bluffton, SC 29910
(843) 836-4600
Rank: #3333.
Green Charter School Of Spartanburg
Charter School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Math: 55-59% (Top 30%)
Reading: 60-64% (Top 50%)
Grades: PK-8
8150 Warren H. Abernathy Highw
Spartanburg, SC 29301
(864) 586-3939
Rank: #3434.
Ruldolph G. Gordon School At Jones Mill
(Math: 56% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Math: 56% (Top 30%)
Reading: 64% (Top 30%)
Grades: PK-8
1507 Scuffletown Road
Simpsonville, SC 29681
(864) 355-0200
Rank: #3535.
Murray-lasaine Montessori
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Math: 50-54% (Top 30%)
Reading: 65-69% (Top 30%)
Grades: PK-8
691 Riverland Drive
Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 762-2765
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