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Best High Schools
in South Carolina

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.

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

5109A WEST ENTERPRISE ST, NORTH CHARLESTON, SC 29405

#2

Governor's School for Arts and Humanities

15 UNIVERSITY ST, GREENVILLE, SC 29601

#3

Charleston County School of the Arts

5109B WEST ENTERPRISE ST, NORTH CHARLESTON, SC 29405

#4

Dutch Fork High School

1400 OLD TAMAH RD, IRMO, SC 29063

#5

T. L. Hanna High

2600 HWY 81 NORTH, ANDERSON, SC 29621

#6

Riverside High

794 HAMMETT BRIDGE RD, GREER, SC 29650

#7

Wade Hampton High

100 PINE KNOLL DR, GREENVILLE, SC 29609

#8

D. W. Daniel High

1819 SIX MILE HWY, CENTRAL, SC 29630

#9

Greenville Senior High Academy

1 VARDRY ST, GREENVILLE, SC 29601

#10

Woodruff High

710 CROSS ANCHOR HWY, WOODRUFF, SC 29388

SC by the Numbers
Districts 85
High Schools 214
Full-Time Teachers 12,777
Students Enrolled 209,523

Featured Districts

Greenville, South Carolina

The Greenville County Schools include 17 high schools that serve 20,665 students.

Charleston, South Carolina

There are 14 high schools in the Charleston County School District, serving 12,792 students.