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Best High Schools in South  Carolina Best High Schools in South Carolina Are you trying to obtain data on the best public high schools in South Carolina? Below you'll find rankings on some of SC's top high schools including Governor's School for Math and Science, Academic Magnet High School, SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities, and Academy For Arts Science Techn. We also have data to help you compare such top traditional public high schools to South Carolina's best charter schools including Palmetto Scholars Academy, Greenville Technical Charter High School, James Island Charter High School, and York Preparatory Academy.

Below is a ranking of the best high schools in South Carolina. We have information on 213 public high schools in the state. You may use this site as a starting point in your journey to find the best educational options in the state for your child.



Top High Schools in South Carolina

Rank School Name County
School
Type
 
Grades
Served
1 Governor's School for Math and Science Darlington Regular 11-12
2 Academic Magnet High School Charleston Regular 9-12
3 Palmetto Scholars Academy Charleston Charter 6-12
4 SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities Greenville Regular 10-12
5 Academy For Arts Science Techn Horry Regular 9-12
6 Charleston School of the Arts Charleston Regular 6-12
7 Brashier Middle College NONE Other 9-12
8 Riverside High School Greenville Regular 9-12
9 Lexington High School Lexington Regular 9-12
10 Greer Middle College Charter High School NONE Other 9-12
11 Fort Mill High School York Regular 9-12
12 Wando High School Charleston Regular 9-12
13 Greenville Technical Charter High School Greenville Charter 9-12
14 Spring Hill High School Lexington Regular 9-12
15 Dutch Fork High School Lexington Regular 9-12
16 Berkeley County Middle College Berkeley Regular 11-12
17 Mayo High School for Math, Science, and Technology Darlington Regular PK-PK,
18 D W Daniel High School Pickens Regular 9-12
19 Nation Ford High School York Regular 9-12
20 J L Mann High Academy Greenville Regular 9-12
21 River Bluff High School Lexington Regular 9-12
22 Chapin High School Lexington Regular 9-12
23 Ashley Ridge High School Dorchester Regular 9-12
24 Eastside High School Greenville Regular 9-12
25 Hilton Head Island High School Beaufort Regular 9-12
26 Waccamaw High School Georgetown Regular 9-12
27 James Island Charter High School Charleston Charter 9-12
28 Landrum High School Spartanburg Regular 9-12
29 Mauldin High School Greenville Regular 9-12
30 Clover High School York Regular 9-12
31 South Aiken High School Aiken Regular 9-12
32 Wade Hampton High School Greenville Regular 9-12
33 Dreher High School Richland Regular 9-12
34 May River High School Beaufort Regular 9-12
35 Spring Valley High School Richland Regular 9-12
36 St. James High School Horry Regular 9-12
37 Dixie High School Abbeville Regular 8-12
38 Summerville High School Dorchester Regular 9-12
39 A C Flora High School Richland Regular 9-12
40 Socastee High School Horry Regular 9-12
41 Indian Land High School Lancaster Regular 9-12
42 HCS Early College High School Horry Regular 9-12
43 Bluffton High School Beaufort Regular 9-12
44 Carolina Forest High School Horry Regular 9-12
45 Beaufort High School Beaufort Regular 9-12
46 Seneca High School Oconee Regular 9-12
47 York Preparatory Academy York Charter K-12
48 Walhalla High School Oconee Regular 9-12
49 Wren High School Anderson Regular 9-12
50 Greenville Sr High Academy Greenville Regular 9-12
51 Powdersville High School Anderson Regular 9-12
52 North Myrtle Beach High School Horry Regular 9-12
53 Gilbert High School Lexington Regular 9-12
54 Easley High School Pickens Regular 9-12
55 T L Hanna High School Anderson Regular 9-12
56 Stratford High School Berkeley Regular 9-12
57 Chapman High School Spartanburg Regular 9-12
58 Liberty High School Pickens Regular 9-12
59 Aiken High School Aiken Regular 9-12
60 NEXT High School Greenville Charter 6-12
61 Woodruff High School Spartanburg Regular 9-12
62 Pendleton High School Anderson Regular 9-12
63 Pickens High School Pickens Regular 9-12
64 North Augusta High School Aiken Regular 9-12
65 Fort Dorchester High School Dorchester Regular 9-12
66 Blythewood High School Richland Regular 9-12
67 Lewisville High School Chester Regular 9-12
68 James F Byrnes High School Spartanburg Regular 9-12
69 High Point Academy Spartanburg Charter K-12
70 Lugoff Elgin High School Kershaw Regular 9-12
71 Camden High School Kershaw Regular 9-12
72 Crescent High School Anderson Regular 9-12
73 Boiling Springs High School Spartanburg Regular 10-12
74 Hanahan High School Berkeley Regular 9-12
75 Northwestern High School York Regular 9-12
76 Mid Carolina High School Newberry Regular 9-12
77 SC Connections Academy Richland Charter K-12
78 Cane Bay High School Berkeley Regular 9-12
79 Aynor High School Horry Regular 9-12
80 Woodmont High School Greenville Regular 9-12
81 Andrew Jackson High School Lancaster Regular 9-12
82 Irmo High School Lexington Regular 9-12
83 Chesnee High School Spartanburg Regular 9-12
84 Spartanburg High School Spartanburg Regular 9-12
85 Myrtle Beach High School Horry Regular 9-12
86 Ninety Six High School Greenwood Regular 9-12
87 Dorman High School Spartanburg Regular 9-12
88 Fox Creek High School Edgefield Charter 9-12
89 White Knoll High School Lexington Regular 9-12
90 Hillcrest High School Greenville Regular 9-12
91 Blue Ridge High School Greenville Regular 9-12
92 Rock Hill High School York Regular 9-12
93 West Florence High School Florence Regular 9-12
94 Midland Valley High School Aiken Regular 9-12
95 OCSD5 High School for Health Professions Orangeburg Regular 9-12
96 York Comprehensive High School York Regular 9-12
97 Broome High School Spartanburg Regular 9-12
98 Buford High School Lancaster Regular 9-12
99 Charleston Charter School for Math and Science Charleston Charter 6-12
100 Travelers Rest High School Greenville Regular 9-12
101 Strom Thurmond High School Edgefield Regular 9-12
102 South Pointe High School York Regular 9-12
103 Belton Honea Path High School Anderson Regular 9-12
104 Saluda High School Saluda Regular 9-12
105 Conway High School Horry Regular 9-12
106 Greenwood High School Greenwood Regular 9-12
107 B C Sr High School Lexington Regular 9-12
108 Richland One Charter Middle College Richland Charter 11-12
109 Midlands Middle College Lexington Charter 11-12
110 Airport High School Lexington Regular 9-12
111 North Central High School Kershaw Regular 9-12
112 Latta High School Dillon Regular 9-12
113 Johnsonville High School Florence Regular 9-12
114 Chesterfield High School Chesterfield Regular 9-12
115 Goose Creek High School Berkeley Regular 9-12
116 Abbeville High School Abbeville Regular 9-12
117 Gaffney High School Cherokee Regular 9-12
118 Hartsville High School Darlington Regular PK-PK,
119 Ware Shoals High School Greenwood Regular 9-12
120 Anderson Five Charter School Anderson Charter 9-12
121 Palmetto High School Anderson Regular 9-12
122 Ridge View High School Richland Regular 9-12
123 Greer High School Greenville Regular 9-12
124 Silver Bluff High School Aiken Regular 9-12
125 East Clarendon Middle/High School Clarendon Regular 6-12
126 Berkeley High School Berkeley Regular 9-12
127 North Middle/High School Orangeburg Regular 6-12
128 Pelion High School Lexington Regular 9-12
129 West-Oak High School Oconee Regular 9-12
130 Southside High School Greenville Regular 9-12
131 Clinton High School Laurens Regular 9-12
132 Wilson High School Florence Regular 9-12
133 Hannah Pamplico High School Florence Regular 9-12
134 Laurens Dist 55 High School Laurens Regular 9-12
135 Blacksburg High School Cherokee Regular 9-12
136 McBee High School Chesterfield Regular 7-12
137 South Florence High School Florence Regular 9-12
138 Great Falls High School Chester Regular 6-12
139 Richland Northeast High School Richland Regular 9-12
140 Battery Creek High School Beaufort Regular 9-12
141 Williston Elko High School Barnwell Regular 9-12
142 Branchville High School Orangeburg Regular 6-12
143 Green Sea Floyds High School Horry Regular 6-12
144 Whitmire Community High School Newberry Regular 6-12
145 Westwood High School Richland Regular 9-12
146 Emerald High School Greenwood Regular 9-12
147 Woodland High School Dorchester Regular 9-12
148 Central High School Chesterfield Regular 9-12
149 Lake View High School Dillon Regular 6-12
150 Cheraw High School Chesterfield Regular 9-12
151 St Johns High School Charleston Regular 9-12
152 Bamberg Ehrhardt High School Bamberg Regular 9-12
153 Westside High School Anderson Regular 9-12
154 Colleton County High School Colleton Regular 9-12
155 Lowcountry Leadership Charter School Charleston Charter K-12
156 Fairfield Central High School Fairfield Regular 9-12
157 Wade Hampton High School Hampton Regular 9-12
158 SC Whitmore School Richland Charter 9-12
159 West Ashley High School Charleston Regular 9-12
160 Crestwood High School Sumter Regular 9-12
161 Union County High School Union Regular 9-12
162 Ridge Spring-Monetta Middle High School Aiken Regular 9-12
163 Darlington High School Darlington Regular 9-12
164 Georgetown High School Georgetown Regular 9-12
165 Scotts Branch High School Clarendon Regular 9-12
166 Calhoun County High School Calhoun Regular 9-12
167 Batesburg-Leesville High School Lexington Regular 9-12
168 Lancaster High School Lancaster Regular 9-12
169 Newberry High School Newberry Regular 9-12
170 Carvers Bay High School Georgetown Regular 9-12
171 Barnwell High School Barnwell Regular 9-12
172 Lamar High School Darlington Regular 9-12
173 R B Stall High School Charleston Regular 9-12
174 Whale Branch Early College High School Beaufort Regular 9-12
175 Wagener-Salley High School Aiken Regular 9-12
176 Loris High School Horry Regular 9-12
177 Sumter High School Sumter Regular 9-12
178 Edisto High School Orangeburg Regular 9-12
179 Dillon High School Dillon Regular 9-12
180 McCormick High School McCormick Regular 9-12
181 Swansea High School Lexington Regular 9-12
182 Manning High School Clarendon Regular 9-12
183 Timberland High School Berkeley Regular 9-12
184 Cross High School Berkeley Regular 7-12
185 Berea High School Greenville Regular 9-12
186 Marion High School Marion Regular 9-12
187 Mullins High School Marion Regular 9-12
188 Chester Sr High School Chester Regular 9-12
189 Lake Marion High School and Technology Center Orangeburg Regular 9-12
190 Military Magnet Academy Charleston Regular 6-12
191 Marlboro County High School Marlboro Regular 9-12
192 Andrews High School Georgetown Regular 9-12
193 Keenan High School Richland Regular 9-12
194 CE Murray High School Williamsburg Regular 9-12
195 Lake City High School Florence Regular 9-12
196 Carolina Academy Greenville Regular 9-12
197 Denmark Olar High School Bamberg Regular 9-12
198 Bethune-Bowman Middle/High School Orangeburg Regular 6-12
199 Legacy Early College NONE Other K-12
200 C A Johnson High School Richland Regular 9-12
201 Timmonsville High School Florence Regular 9-12
202 Lakewood High School Sumter Regular 9-12
203 Baptist Hill High School Charleston Regular 6-12
204 Orngb-Wilkinson High School Orangeburg Regular 9-12
205 Blackville-Hilda High School Barnwell Regular 9-12
206 Eau Claire High School Richland Regular 9-12
207 Lower Richland High School Richland Regular 9-12
208 Kingstree High School Williamsburg Regular 9-12
209 Columbia High School Richland Regular 9-12
210 Hunter-Kinard-Tyler High School Orangeburg Regular 6-12
211 Burke High School Charleston Regular 9-12
212 Hemingway High School Williamsburg Regular 9-12
213 Creek Bridge High School Marion Regular 6-12
Rank School Name County
1 Governor's School for Math and Science Darlington
2 Academic Magnet High School Charleston
3 Palmetto Scholars Academy Charleston
4 SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities Greenville
5 Academy For Arts Science Techn Horry
6 Charleston School of the Arts Charleston
7 Brashier Middle College NONE
8 Riverside High School Greenville
9 Lexington High School Lexington
10 Greer Middle College Charter High School NONE
11 Fort Mill High School York
12 Wando High School Charleston
13 Greenville Technical Charter High School Greenville
14 Spring Hill High School Lexington
15 Dutch Fork High School Lexington
16 Berkeley County Middle College Berkeley
17 Mayo High School for Math, Science, and Technology Darlington
18 D W Daniel High School Pickens
19 Nation Ford High School York
20 J L Mann High Academy Greenville
21 River Bluff High School Lexington
22 Chapin High School Lexington
23 Ashley Ridge High School Dorchester
24 Eastside High School Greenville
25 Hilton Head Island High School Beaufort
26 Waccamaw High School Georgetown
27 James Island Charter High School Charleston
28 Landrum High School Spartanburg
29 Mauldin High School Greenville
30 Clover High School York
31 South Aiken High School Aiken
32 Wade Hampton High School Greenville
33 Dreher High School Richland
34 May River High School Beaufort
35 Spring Valley High School Richland
36 St. James High School Horry
37 Dixie High School Abbeville
38 Summerville High School Dorchester
39 A C Flora High School Richland
40 Socastee High School Horry
41 Indian Land High School Lancaster
42 HCS Early College High School Horry
43 Bluffton High School Beaufort
44 Carolina Forest High School Horry
45 Beaufort High School Beaufort
46 Seneca High School Oconee
47 York Preparatory Academy York
48 Walhalla High School Oconee
49 Wren High School Anderson
50 Greenville Sr High Academy Greenville
51 Powdersville High School Anderson
52 North Myrtle Beach High School Horry
53 Gilbert High School Lexington
54 Easley High School Pickens
55 T L Hanna High School Anderson
56 Stratford High School Berkeley
57 Chapman High School Spartanburg
58 Liberty High School Pickens
59 Aiken High School Aiken
60 NEXT High School Greenville
61 Woodruff High School Spartanburg
62 Pendleton High School Anderson
63 Pickens High School Pickens
64 North Augusta High School Aiken
65 Fort Dorchester High School Dorchester
66 Blythewood High School Richland
67 Lewisville High School Chester
68 James F Byrnes High School Spartanburg
69 High Point Academy Spartanburg
70 Lugoff Elgin High School Kershaw
71 Camden High School Kershaw
72 Crescent High School Anderson
73 Boiling Springs High School Spartanburg
74 Hanahan High School Berkeley
75 Northwestern High School York
76 Mid Carolina High School Newberry
77 SC Connections Academy Richland
78 Cane Bay High School Berkeley
79 Aynor High School Horry
80 Woodmont High School Greenville
81 Andrew Jackson High School Lancaster
82 Irmo High School Lexington
83 Chesnee High School Spartanburg
84 Spartanburg High School Spartanburg
85 Myrtle Beach High School Horry
86 Ninety Six High School Greenwood
87 Dorman High School Spartanburg
88 Fox Creek High School Edgefield
89 White Knoll High School Lexington
90 Hillcrest High School Greenville
91 Blue Ridge High School Greenville
92 Rock Hill High School York
93 West Florence High School Florence
94 Midland Valley High School Aiken
95 OCSD5 High School for Health Professions Orangeburg
96 York Comprehensive High School York
97 Broome High School Spartanburg
98 Buford High School Lancaster
99 Charleston Charter School for Math and Science Charleston
100 Travelers Rest High School Greenville
101 Strom Thurmond High School Edgefield
102 South Pointe High School York
103 Belton Honea Path High School Anderson
104 Saluda High School Saluda
105 Conway High School Horry
106 Greenwood High School Greenwood
107 B C Sr High School Lexington
108 Richland One Charter Middle College Richland
109 Midlands Middle College Lexington
110 Airport High School Lexington
111 North Central High School Kershaw
112 Latta High School Dillon
113 Johnsonville High School Florence
114 Chesterfield High School Chesterfield
115 Goose Creek High School Berkeley
116 Abbeville High School Abbeville
117 Gaffney High School Cherokee
118 Hartsville High School Darlington
119 Ware Shoals High School Greenwood
120 Anderson Five Charter School Anderson
121 Palmetto High School Anderson
122 Ridge View High School Richland
123 Greer High School Greenville
124 Silver Bluff High School Aiken
125 East Clarendon Middle/High School Clarendon
126 Berkeley High School Berkeley
127 North Middle/High School Orangeburg
128 Pelion High School Lexington
129 West-Oak High School Oconee
130 Southside High School Greenville
131 Clinton High School Laurens
132 Wilson High School Florence
133 Hannah Pamplico High School Florence
134 Laurens Dist 55 High School Laurens
135 Blacksburg High School Cherokee
136 McBee High School Chesterfield
137 South Florence High School Florence
138 Great Falls High School Chester
139 Richland Northeast High School Richland
140 Battery Creek High School Beaufort
141 Williston Elko High School Barnwell
142 Branchville High School Orangeburg
143 Green Sea Floyds High School Horry
144 Whitmire Community High School Newberry
145 Westwood High School Richland
146 Emerald High School Greenwood
147 Woodland High School Dorchester
148 Central High School Chesterfield
149 Lake View High School Dillon
150 Cheraw High School Chesterfield
151 St Johns High School Charleston
152 Bamberg Ehrhardt High School Bamberg
153 Westside High School Anderson
154 Colleton County High School Colleton
155 Lowcountry Leadership Charter School Charleston
156 Fairfield Central High School Fairfield
157 Wade Hampton High School Hampton
158 SC Whitmore School Richland
159 West Ashley High School Charleston
160 Crestwood High School Sumter
161 Union County High School Union
162 Ridge Spring-Monetta Middle High School Aiken
163 Darlington High School Darlington
164 Georgetown High School Georgetown
165 Scotts Branch High School Clarendon
166 Calhoun County High School Calhoun
167 Batesburg-Leesville High School Lexington
168 Lancaster High School Lancaster
169 Newberry High School Newberry
170 Carvers Bay High School Georgetown
171 Barnwell High School Barnwell
172 Lamar High School Darlington
173 R B Stall High School Charleston
174 Whale Branch Early College High School Beaufort
175 Wagener-Salley High School Aiken
176 Loris High School Horry
177 Sumter High School Sumter
178 Edisto High School Orangeburg
179 Dillon High School Dillon
180 McCormick High School McCormick
181 Swansea High School Lexington
182 Manning High School Clarendon
183 Timberland High School Berkeley
184 Cross High School Berkeley
185 Berea High School Greenville
186 Marion High School Marion
187 Mullins High School Marion
188 Chester Sr High School Chester
189 Lake Marion High School and Technology Center Orangeburg
190 Military Magnet Academy Charleston
191 Marlboro County High School Marlboro
192 Andrews High School Georgetown
193 Keenan High School Richland
194 CE Murray High School Williamsburg
195 Lake City High School Florence
196 Carolina Academy Greenville
197 Denmark Olar High School Bamberg
198 Bethune-Bowman Middle/High School Orangeburg
199 Legacy Early College NONE
200 C A Johnson High School Richland
201 Timmonsville High School Florence
202 Lakewood High School Sumter
203 Baptist Hill High School Charleston
204 Orngb-Wilkinson High School Orangeburg
205 Blackville-Hilda High School Barnwell
206 Eau Claire High School Richland
207 Lower Richland High School Richland
208 Kingstree High School Williamsburg
209 Columbia High School Richland
210 Hunter-Kinard-Tyler High School Orangeburg
211 Burke High School Charleston
212 Hemingway High School Williamsburg
213 Creek Bridge High School Marion

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