Top 10 Best Public Preschools in South Carolina (2024)

The top ranked public preschools in South Carolina are Sterling School, Mt.
Pleasant Academy and Tigerville Elementary School. The cities and towns with the highest concentration of top ranked public preschools 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 Preschools in South Carolina (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
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: #33.
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: #44.
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: #55.
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: #66.
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: #77.
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: #88.
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: #99.
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: #1010.
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: #1111.
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: #12 - 1412. - 14.
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: #12 - 1412. - 14.
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: #12 - 1412. - 14.
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: #1515.
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: #1616.
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: #17 - 1817. - 18.
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: #17 - 1817. - 18.
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: #1919.
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: #2020.
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
Rank: #2121.
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: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Cooley Springs-fingerville Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 75-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 70-74% (Top 30%)
Grades: PK-5
140 Cooley Springs School Road
Chesnee, SC 29323
(864) 592-1211
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Kings Town Elementary School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 77% (Top 5%)
Reading: 72% (Top 30%)
Grades: PK-5
1774 Mason Bend Drive
Fort Mill, SC 29708
(803) 396-3400
Rank: #2424.
Oakridge Elementary School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 71% (Top 30%)
Grades: PK-5
5670 Oakridge Road
Clover, SC 29710
(803) 631-8400
Rank: #2525.
Ocean Bay Elementary School
(Math: 72% | Reading: 75%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 72% (Top 10%)
Reading: 75% (Top 20%)
Grades: PK-5
950 International Drive
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
(843) 903-8400
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
Fairfield Magnet For Math And Science
Magnet School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 65-69% (Top 20%)
Reading: 75-79% (Top 20%)
Grades: PK-6
1647 Us Highway 321 Bypass Nor
Winnsboro, SC 29180
(803) 635-4810
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
Waccamaw Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 65-69% (Top 20%)
Reading: 75-79% (Top 20%)
Grades: PK-3
1364 Waverly Road
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
(843) 237-4233
Rank: #2828.
Paris Elementary School
(Math: 73% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 73% (Top 10%)
Reading: 74% (Top 20%)
Grades: PK-5
32 East Belvue Road
Taylors, SC 29687
(864) 355-4260
Rank: #2929.
Jennie Moore Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 73% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 73% (Top 10%)
Reading: 73% (Top 20%)
Grades: PK-5
2725 Bulrush Basket Lane
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
(843) 849-2815
Rank: #3030.
Harbor View Elementary School
(Math: 74% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 74% (Top 10%)
Reading: 72% (Top 30%)
Grades: PK-5
1576 Harbor View Road
Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 762-2749
Rank: #3131.
North Pointe Elementary School
(Math: 70% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 70% (Top 10%)
Reading: 74% (Top 20%)
Grades: PK-5
3325 Highway 81 North
Anderson, SC 29621
(864) 260-5040
Rank: #3232.
River Trail Elementary School
(Math: 70% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 70% (Top 10%)
Reading: 73% (Top 20%)
Grades: PK-5
1016 Fort Mill Parkway
Fort Mill, SC 29715
(803) 835-7555
Rank: #3333.
Carlisle-foster's Grove Elementary School
(Math: 73% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 73% (Top 10%)
Reading: 70% (Top 30%)
Grades: PK-5
625 Foster's Grove Road
Chesnee, SC 29323
(864) 578-2215
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 72% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 72% (Top 10%)
Reading: 71% (Top 30%)
Grades: PK-5
1871 Wallace School Road
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 763-1555
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
James B. Edwards Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 68% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 68% (Top 20%)
Reading: 73% (Top 20%)
Grades: PK-5
885 Von Kolnitz Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 849-2805
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