We reviewed 31,242 U.S. public high schools; 44 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 2014 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings, there are two South Carolina schools with gold medals, 12 with silver medals and 30 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.