Best High Schools
in South Carolina

We reviewed 21,035 U.S. public high schools; 48 South Carolina schools made our rankings.View Rankings

To graduate, South Carolina high school students must complete 24 credits in various subjects, including one credit in computer science and another credit in either a foreign language or career and technology education. South Carolina students must also pass assessments in English language arts and math, according to the South Carolina State Department of Education.

In the 2013 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings, there are two South Carolina schools with gold medals, 17 with silver medals and 29 with bronze medals. The highly ranked Academic Magnet High School is located in the Charleston County School District, which is about a two-hour drive from the South Carolina capital of Columbia.

Top Ranked SC Schools

To be eligible for a state ranking, a school must be awarded a national gold or silver medal.

#1

Academic Magnet High School

1525 AVE B SOUTH, NORTH CHARLESTON, SC 29405

#2

Charleston County School of the Arts

1600 SARANAC ST, NORTH CHARLESTON, SC 29405

#3

Dutch Fork High School

1400 OLD TAMAH RD, IRMO, SC 29063

#4

Chapin High School

300 COLUMBIA AVE, CHAPIN, SC 29036

#5

Riverside High

794 HAMMETT BRIDGE RD, GREER, SC 29650

#6

Mayo High for Math Science and Technology

405 CHESTNUT ST, DARLINGTON, SC 29532

#7

South Aiken High

232 EAST PINE LOG RD, AIKEN, SC 29803

#8

Greenville Senior High Academy

1 VARDRY ST, GREENVILLE, SC 29601

#9

Lexington High

2463 AUGUSTA HWY, LEXINGTON, SC 29072

#10

Nation Ford High

1400 A.O. JONES BLVD, FORT MILL, SC 29715

SC by the Numbers
Districts 89
High Schools 223
Full-Time Teachers 12,547
Students Enrolled 215,297

Featured Districts

Greenville, South Carolina

The Greenville County Schools include 17 high schools that serve 20,804 students.

Charleston, South Carolina

There are 15 high schools in the Charleston County School District, serving 13,069 students.