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
1525 AVE B SOUTH, NORTH CHARLESTON, SC 29405#2
1600 SARANAC ST, NORTH CHARLESTON, SC 29405#3
1400 OLD TAMAH RD, IRMO, SC 29063#4
300 COLUMBIA AVE, CHAPIN, SC 29036#5
794 HAMMETT BRIDGE RD, GREER, SC 29650#6
405 CHESTNUT ST, DARLINGTON, SC 29532#7
232 EAST PINE LOG RD, AIKEN, SC 29803#8
1 VARDRY ST, GREENVILLE, SC 29601#9
2463 AUGUSTA HWY, LEXINGTON, SC 29072#10
1400 A.O. JONES BLVD, FORT MILL, SC 29715
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SC by the Numbers
Districts 89 High Schools 223 Full-Time Teachers 12,547 Students Enrolled 215,297
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The Greenville County Schools include 17 high schools that serve 20,804 students.
There are 15 high schools in the Charleston County School District, serving 13,069 students.
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