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Best Elementary Schools in the Florence, SC Area

BBest Elementary Schools in the Florence, SC Area Best Elementary Schools in the Florence, SC Area Are you looking for information on the top public elementary schools in the Florence area? Below you'll find rankings on some of the best Florence-area elementary schools including Carolina Elementary School, Royall Elementary School, McLaurin Elementary School, and Lucy T. Davis Elementary School. We also have data to help you compare such top traditional public elementary schools to the area's best charter schools including

The list below is not meant be used as a definitive guide to which Florence-area elementary school would be best for any individual child. For schools that are close to one another in rankings, differences in available data are in most cases very small.



Top Elementary Schools in the Florence Area

Rank School Name City
School
Type
 
Grades
Served
1 Carolina Elementary School Hartsville, SC Regular 1-5
2 Royall Elementary School Florence, SC Regular K-6
3 McLaurin Elementary School Florence, SC Regular PK-4
4 Lucy T. Davis Elementary School Florence, SC Regular K-4
5 Delmae Elementary School Florence, SC Regular K-4
6 Carver Elementary School Florence, SC Regular K-4
7 North Hartsville Elementary School Hartsville, SC Regular PK-PK,
8 Briggs Elementary School Florence, SC Regular K-6
9 John W. Moore Middle School Florence, SC Regular 5-6
10 Greenwood Elementary School Florence, SC Regular K-6
11 Johnsonville Elementary School Johnsonville, SC Regular PK-4
12 Hannah-Pamplico Elementary and Middle Pamplico, SC Regular PK-8
13 Spaulding Elementary School Lamar, SC Regular PK-PK,
14 Scranton Elementary School Scranton, SC Regular PK-6
15 Brockington Elementary School Darlington, SC Regular PK-PK,
16 Johnsonville Middle School Johnsonville, SC Regular 5-8
17 J C Lynch Elementary School Coward, SC Regular PK-6
18 Henry Timrod Elementary School Florence, SC Regular K-6
19 Brunson-Dargan Elementary School Darlington, SC Regular 3-5
20 St Johns Elementary School Darlington, SC Regular PK-5
21 Savannah Grove Elementary School Effingham, SC Regular K-6
22 Dewey-Carter Elementary School Effingham, SC Regular PK-6
23 West Hartsville Elementary School Hartsville, SC Regular 4-5
24 Wallace Gregg Elementary School Florence, SC Regular K-6
25 North Vista Elementary School Florence, SC Regular PK-6
26 Olanta Elementary School Olanta, SC Regular PK-5
27 Theodore Lester Elementary School Florence, SC Regular PK-6
28 Thornwell School for the Arts Hartsville, SC Regular 1-5

Rankings for the best elementary schools in the Florence area were created independently by Carolina School Hub. The test data for this site was derived from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and South Carolina Department of Education.

You can click on a specific school name above for more information on elementary school test scores, student data and more.

Elementary Schools in Florence SC Area - Click any of the pushpins below to see more details on each school


Choosing an Elementary School in the Florence Area

When comparing regular Florence-area elementary schools to charter and magnet schools, one should keep in mind the differences between charter schools, magnet schools and traditional public schools.

Magnet schools are in most cases alternative public schools that offer a specialized curriculum. At the highest level, North and South Carolina magnet schools and traditional elementary schools tend to be managed by the same entity - the county school superintendent's office. Magnet schools normally can accept students from anywhere in the county in which they are located, and often limit the acceptance pool through a lottery system.

Charter schools, on the other hand, are each independently managed. They tend to accept students not only from the county in which they're located, but surrounding counties as well. Like magnets, charters tend to use a lottery-based acceptance method.

Regular elementary schools are sometimes called "zoned schools," "neighborhood schools" or "zip code schools." This is because they accept students from a limited geographical area - such as a town or a specific set of subdivisions. Regular schools do not tend to use a lottery system. Regular elementary schools are the most common kinds of schools in North and South Carolina.

Which Elementary Schools are Covered in the Florence Area

We hope you find the ratings and other information on elementary schools in the Florence area to be useful. Elementary Schools on this page were drawn from the following counties: