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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 Academic Magnet High School, Governor's School for Science and Mathematics, Academy For Arts Science Techn, and SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities. 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, NEXT High School, and York Preparatory Academy.

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

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