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Best High Schools in South Carolina

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 Charleston School of the Arts. We also have data to help you compare such top traditional public high schools to South Carolina's best charter schools including Greenville Technical Charter High School, Palmetto Scholars Academy, James Island Charter High School, and Coastal Leadership Academy.

Below is a ranking of the best high schools in South Carolina. We have information on 215 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 SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities Greenville Regular 10-12
4 Palmetto Scholars Academy Charleston Charter 6-12
5 Charleston School of the Arts Charleston Regular 6-12
6 Riverside High School Greenville Regular 9-12
7 Wando High School Charleston Regular 9-12
8 Greenville Technical Charter High School Greenville Charter 9-12
9 Fort Mill High School York Regular 9-12
10 Lexington High School Lexington Regular 9-12
11 Mayo High School for Math, Science, and Technology Darlington Regular 9-12
12 Spring Hill High School Lexington Regular 9-12
13 Berkeley County Middle College Berkeley Regular 11-12
14 D W Daniel High School Pickens Regular 9-12
15 Dutch Fork High School Lexington Regular 9-12
16 River Bluff High School Lexington Regular 9-12
17 Ashley Ridge High School Dorchester Regular 9-12
18 Nation Ford High School York Regular 9-12
19 Chapin High School Lexington Regular 9-12
20 Waccamaw High School Georgetown Regular 9-12
21 J L Mann High Academy Greenville Regular 9-12
22 Landrum High School Spartanburg Regular 9-12
23 Eastside High School Greenville Regular 9-12
24 James Island Charter High School Charleston Charter 9-12
25 Hilton Head Island High School Beaufort Regular 9-12
26 Clover High School York Regular 9-12
27 Mauldin High School Greenville Regular 9-12
28 Wade Hampton High School Greenville Regular 9-12
29 May River High School Beaufort Regular 9-12
30 Dixie High School Abbeville Regular 8-12
31 South Aiken High School Aiken Regular 9-12
32 Summerville High School Dorchester Regular 9-12
33 Dreher High School Richland Regular 9-12
34 Indian Land High School Lancaster Regular 9-12
35 Spring Valley High School Richland Regular 9-12
36 Socastee High School Horry Regular 9-12
37 Seneca High School Oconee Regular 9-12
38 Carolina Forest High School Horry Regular 9-12
39 HCS Early College High School Horry Regular 9-12
40 St. James High School Horry Regular 9-12
41 Bluffton High School Beaufort Regular 9-12
42 Coastal Leadership Academy Horry Charter 9-12
43 Chapman High School Spartanburg Regular 9-12
44 Oceanside Collegiate Academy Charleston Charter 9-12
45 A C Flora High School Richland Regular 9-12
46 Beaufort High School Beaufort Regular 9-12
47 Wren High School Anderson Regular 9-12
48 North Myrtle Beach High School Horry Regular 9-12
49 York Preparatory Academy York Charter K-12
50 Woodruff High School Spartanburg Regular 9-12
51 Powdersville High School Anderson Regular 9-12
52 Walhalla High School Oconee Regular 9-12
53 Easley High School Pickens Regular 9-12
54 Greenville Sr High Academy Greenville Regular 9-12
55 Fort Dorchester High School Dorchester Regular 9-12
56 Lugoff Elgin High School Kershaw Regular 9-12
57 Gilbert High School Lexington Regular 9-12
58 North Augusta High School Aiken Regular 9-12
59 SC Connections Academy Richland Charter K-12
60 T L Hanna High School Anderson Regular 9-12
61 Northwestern High School York Regular 9-12
62 Liberty High School Pickens Regular 9-12
63 Camden High School Kershaw Regular 9-12
64 Stratford High School Berkeley Regular 9-12
65 Mid Carolina High School Newberry Regular 9-12
66 James F Byrnes High School Spartanburg Regular 9-12
67 Aiken High School Aiken Regular 9-12
68 High Point Academy Spartanburg Charter K-12
69 Fox Creek High School Edgefield Charter 9-12
70 Crescent High School Anderson Regular 9-12
71 Andrew Jackson High School Lancaster Regular 9-12
72 NEXT High School Greenville Charter 6-12
73 Myrtle Beach High School Horry Regular 9-12
74 Spartanburg High School Spartanburg Regular 9-12
75 Blythewood High School Richland Regular 9-12
76 Lewisville High School Chester Regular 9-12
77 Aynor High School Horry Regular 9-12
78 Woodmont High School Greenville Regular 9-12
79 SC Virtual Charter School Richland Charter K-12
80 Boiling Springs High School Spartanburg Regular 10-12
81 Pickens High School Pickens Regular 9-12
82 Irmo High School Lexington Regular 9-12
83 Ninety Six High School Greenwood Regular 9-12
84 White Knoll High School Lexington Regular 9-12
85 Hanahan High School Berkeley Regular 9-12
86 Saluda High School Saluda Regular 9-12
87 Dorman High School Spartanburg Regular 9-12
88 Buford High School Lancaster Regular 9-12
89 Hillcrest High School Greenville Regular 9-12
90 York Comprehensive High School York Regular 9-12
91 West Florence High School Florence Regular 9-12
92 Gray Collegiate Academy Lexington Charter 9-12
93 South Pointe High School York Regular 9-12
94 Cane Bay High School Berkeley Regular 9-12
95 Chesnee High School Spartanburg Regular 9-12
96 Strom Thurmond High School Edgefield Regular 9-12
97 B C Sr High School Lexington Regular 9-12
98 North Central High School Kershaw Regular 9-12
99 Broome High School Spartanburg Regular 9-12
100 Belton Honea Path High School Anderson Regular 9-12
101 Midlands Middle College Lexington Charter 11-12
102 Rock Hill High School York Regular 9-12
103 Greenwood High School Greenwood Regular 9-12
104 Blue Ridge High School Greenville Regular 9-12
105 Midland Valley High School Aiken Regular 9-12
106 OCSD5 High School for Health Professions Orangeburg Regular 9-12
107 Great Falls High School Chester Regular 6-12
108 Gaffney High School Cherokee Regular 9-12
109 Conway High School Horry Regular 9-12
110 Latta High School Dillon Regular 9-12
111 Airport High School Lexington Regular 9-12
112 Charleston Charter School for Math and Science Charleston Charter 6-12
113 Richland One Charter Middle College Richland Charter 11-12
114 Travelers Rest High School Greenville Regular 9-12
115 Johnsonville High School Florence Regular 9-12
116 Abbeville High School Abbeville Regular 9-12
117 Odyssey Online Learning School Lexington Charter 9-12
118 Hartsville High School Darlington Regular 9-12
119 Wilson High School Florence Regular 9-12
120 Berkeley High School Berkeley Regular 9-12
121 Ridge View High School Richland Regular 9-12
122 Laurens Dist 55 High School Laurens Regular 9-12
123 Chesterfield High School Chesterfield Regular 9-12
124 Goose Creek High School Berkeley Regular 9-12
125 Greer High School Greenville Regular 9-12
126 Pelion High School Lexington Regular 9-12
127 Ware Shoals High School Greenwood Regular 9-12
128 Clinton High School Laurens Regular 9-12
129 SC Whitmore School Richland Charter 9-12
130 West-Oak High School Oconee Regular 9-12
131 Silver Bluff High School Aiken Regular 9-12
132 Palmetto High School Anderson Regular 9-12
133 Hannah Pamplico High School Florence Regular 9-12
134 North Middle/High School Orangeburg Regular 6-12
135 Anderson Five Charter School Anderson Charter 9-12
136 Whitmire Community High School Newberry Regular 6-12
137 Cyber Academy of South Carolina Greenville Charter K-12
138 Blacksburg High School Cherokee Regular 9-12
139 Williston Elko High School Barnwell Regular 9-12
140 McBee High School Chesterfield Regular 7-12
141 St Johns High School Charleston Regular 9-12
142 Green Sea Floyds High School Horry Regular 6-12
143 East Clarendon Middle/High School Clarendon Regular 6-12
144 Richland Northeast High School Richland Regular 9-12
145 South Florence High School Florence Regular 9-12
146 Battery Creek High School Beaufort Regular 9-12
147 Emerald High School Greenwood Regular 9-12
148 Lowcountry Leadership Charter School Charleston Charter K-12
149 Lake View High School Dillon Regular 6-12
150 Westwood High School Richland Regular 9-12
151 Fairfield Central High School Fairfield Regular 9-12
152 Woodland High School Dorchester Regular 9-12
153 Branchville High School Orangeburg Regular 6-12
154 Ridge Spring-Monetta Middle High School Aiken Regular 6-12
155 Southside High School Greenville Regular 9-12
156 Cheraw High School Chesterfield Regular 9-12
157 Wade Hampton High School Hampton Regular 9-12
158 Colleton County High School Colleton Regular 9-12
159 West Ashley High School Charleston Regular 9-12
160 Central High School Chesterfield Regular 9-12
161 Bamberg Ehrhardt High School Bamberg Regular 9-12
162 Union County High School Union Regular 9-12
163 Westside High School Anderson Regular 9-12
164 Scotts Branch High School Clarendon Regular 9-12
165 Barnwell High School Barnwell Regular 9-12
166 Calhoun Falls Charter School Abbeville Charter 6-12
167 Batesburg-Leesville High School Lexington Regular 9-12
168 Carvers Bay High School Georgetown Regular 9-12
169 Darlington High School Darlington Regular 9-12
170 R B Stall High School Charleston Regular 9-12
171 Lancaster High School Lancaster Regular 9-12
172 Lamar High School Darlington Regular 9-12
173 Calhoun County High School Calhoun Regular 9-12
174 Georgetown High School Georgetown Regular 9-12
175 Swansea High School Lexington Regular 9-12
176 Loris High School Horry Regular 9-12
177 Crestwood High School Sumter Regular 9-12
178 Whale Branch Early College High School Beaufort Regular 9-12
179 Dillon High School Dillon Regular 9-12
180 Newberry High School Newberry Regular 9-12
181 Edisto High School Orangeburg Regular 9-12
182 Wagener-Salley High School Aiken Regular 9-12
183 Sumter High School Sumter Regular 9-12
184 Mullins High School Marion Regular 9-12
185 Manning High School Clarendon Regular 9-12
186 Chester Sr High School Chester Regular 9-12
187 McCormick High School McCormick Regular 9-12
188 Denmark Olar High School Bamberg Regular 9-12
189 Berea High School Greenville Regular 9-12
190 CE Murray High School Williamsburg Regular 9-12
191 Marion High School Marion Regular 9-12
192 Military Magnet Academy Charleston Regular 6-12
193 Lake City High School Florence Regular 9-12
194 Lake Marion High School and Technology Center Orangeburg Regular 9-12
195 Andrews High School Georgetown Regular 9-12
196 Cross High School Berkeley Regular 7-12
197 Keenan High School Richland Regular 9-12
198 Blackville-Hilda High School Barnwell Regular 9-12
199 Timberland High School Berkeley Regular 9-12
200 Marlboro County High School Marlboro Regular 9-12
201 Bethune-Bowman Middle/High School Orangeburg Regular 6-12
202 Carolina Academy Greenville Regular 9-12
203 C A Johnson High School Richland Regular 9-12
204 Timmonsville High School Florence Regular 9-12
205 Kingstree High School Williamsburg Regular 9-12
206 Baptist Hill High School Charleston Regular 6-12
207 Hunter-Kinard-Tyler High School Orangeburg Regular 6-12
208 Lower Richland High School Richland Regular 9-12
209 Lakewood High School Sumter Regular 9-12
210 Burke High School Charleston Regular 9-12
211 Orngb-Wilkinson High School Orangeburg Regular 9-12
212 Eau Claire High School Richland Regular 9-12
213 Columbia High School Richland Regular 9-12
214 Hemingway High School Williamsburg Regular 9-12
215 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 SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities Greenville
4 Palmetto Scholars Academy Charleston
5 Charleston School of the Arts Charleston
6 Riverside High School Greenville
7 Wando High School Charleston
8 Greenville Technical Charter High School Greenville
9 Fort Mill High School York
10 Lexington High School Lexington
11 Mayo High School for Math, Science, and Technology Darlington
12 Spring Hill High School Lexington
13 Berkeley County Middle College Berkeley
14 D W Daniel High School Pickens
15 Dutch Fork High School Lexington
16 River Bluff High School Lexington
17 Ashley Ridge High School Dorchester
18 Nation Ford High School York
19 Chapin High School Lexington
20 Waccamaw High School Georgetown
21 J L Mann High Academy Greenville
22 Landrum High School Spartanburg
23 Eastside High School Greenville
24 James Island Charter High School Charleston
25 Hilton Head Island High School Beaufort
26 Clover High School York
27 Mauldin High School Greenville
28 Wade Hampton High School Greenville
29 May River High School Beaufort
30 Dixie High School Abbeville
31 South Aiken High School Aiken
32 Summerville High School Dorchester
33 Dreher High School Richland
34 Indian Land High School Lancaster
35 Spring Valley High School Richland
36 Socastee High School Horry
37 Seneca High School Oconee
38 Carolina Forest High School Horry
39 HCS Early College High School Horry
40 St. James High School Horry
41 Bluffton High School Beaufort
42 Coastal Leadership Academy Horry
43 Chapman High School Spartanburg
44 Oceanside Collegiate Academy Charleston
45 A C Flora High School Richland
46 Beaufort High School Beaufort
47 Wren High School Anderson
48 North Myrtle Beach High School Horry
49 York Preparatory Academy York
50 Woodruff High School Spartanburg
51 Powdersville High School Anderson
52 Walhalla High School Oconee
53 Easley High School Pickens
54 Greenville Sr High Academy Greenville
55 Fort Dorchester High School Dorchester
56 Lugoff Elgin High School Kershaw
57 Gilbert High School Lexington
58 North Augusta High School Aiken
59 SC Connections Academy Richland
60 T L Hanna High School Anderson
61 Northwestern High School York
62 Liberty High School Pickens
63 Camden High School Kershaw
64 Stratford High School Berkeley
65 Mid Carolina High School Newberry
66 James F Byrnes High School Spartanburg
67 Aiken High School Aiken
68 High Point Academy Spartanburg
69 Fox Creek High School Edgefield
70 Crescent High School Anderson
71 Andrew Jackson High School Lancaster
72 NEXT High School Greenville
73 Myrtle Beach High School Horry
74 Spartanburg High School Spartanburg
75 Blythewood High School Richland
76 Lewisville High School Chester
77 Aynor High School Horry
78 Woodmont High School Greenville
79 SC Virtual Charter School Richland
80 Boiling Springs High School Spartanburg
81 Pickens High School Pickens
82 Irmo High School Lexington
83 Ninety Six High School Greenwood
84 White Knoll High School Lexington
85 Hanahan High School Berkeley
86 Saluda High School Saluda
87 Dorman High School Spartanburg
88 Buford High School Lancaster
89 Hillcrest High School Greenville
90 York Comprehensive High School York
91 West Florence High School Florence
92 Gray Collegiate Academy Lexington
93 South Pointe High School York
94 Cane Bay High School Berkeley
95 Chesnee High School Spartanburg
96 Strom Thurmond High School Edgefield
97 B C Sr High School Lexington
98 North Central High School Kershaw
99 Broome High School Spartanburg
100 Belton Honea Path High School Anderson
101 Midlands Middle College Lexington
102 Rock Hill High School York
103 Greenwood High School Greenwood
104 Blue Ridge High School Greenville
105 Midland Valley High School Aiken
106 OCSD5 High School for Health Professions Orangeburg
107 Great Falls High School Chester
108 Gaffney High School Cherokee
109 Conway High School Horry
110 Latta High School Dillon
111 Airport High School Lexington
112 Charleston Charter School for Math and Science Charleston
113 Richland One Charter Middle College Richland
114 Travelers Rest High School Greenville
115 Johnsonville High School Florence
116 Abbeville High School Abbeville
117 Odyssey Online Learning School Lexington
118 Hartsville High School Darlington
119 Wilson High School Florence
120 Berkeley High School Berkeley
121 Ridge View High School Richland
122 Laurens Dist 55 High School Laurens
123 Chesterfield High School Chesterfield
124 Goose Creek High School Berkeley
125 Greer High School Greenville
126 Pelion High School Lexington
127 Ware Shoals High School Greenwood
128 Clinton High School Laurens
129 SC Whitmore School Richland
130 West-Oak High School Oconee
131 Silver Bluff High School Aiken
132 Palmetto High School Anderson
133 Hannah Pamplico High School Florence
134 North Middle/High School Orangeburg
135 Anderson Five Charter School Anderson
136 Whitmire Community High School Newberry
137 Cyber Academy of South Carolina Greenville
138 Blacksburg High School Cherokee
139 Williston Elko High School Barnwell
140 McBee High School Chesterfield
141 St Johns High School Charleston
142 Green Sea Floyds High School Horry
143 East Clarendon Middle/High School Clarendon
144 Richland Northeast High School Richland
145 South Florence High School Florence
146 Battery Creek High School Beaufort
147 Emerald High School Greenwood
148 Lowcountry Leadership Charter School Charleston
149 Lake View High School Dillon
150 Westwood High School Richland
151 Fairfield Central High School Fairfield
152 Woodland High School Dorchester
153 Branchville High School Orangeburg
154 Ridge Spring-Monetta Middle High School Aiken
155 Southside High School Greenville
156 Cheraw High School Chesterfield
157 Wade Hampton High School Hampton
158 Colleton County High School Colleton
159 West Ashley High School Charleston
160 Central High School Chesterfield
161 Bamberg Ehrhardt High School Bamberg
162 Union County High School Union
163 Westside High School Anderson
164 Scotts Branch High School Clarendon
165 Barnwell High School Barnwell
166 Calhoun Falls Charter School Abbeville
167 Batesburg-Leesville High School Lexington
168 Carvers Bay High School Georgetown
169 Darlington High School Darlington
170 R B Stall High School Charleston
171 Lancaster High School Lancaster
172 Lamar High School Darlington
173 Calhoun County High School Calhoun
174 Georgetown High School Georgetown
175 Swansea High School Lexington
176 Loris High School Horry
177 Crestwood High School Sumter
178 Whale Branch Early College High School Beaufort
179 Dillon High School Dillon
180 Newberry High School Newberry
181 Edisto High School Orangeburg
182 Wagener-Salley High School Aiken
183 Sumter High School Sumter
184 Mullins High School Marion
185 Manning High School Clarendon
186 Chester Sr High School Chester
187 McCormick High School McCormick
188 Denmark Olar High School Bamberg
189 Berea High School Greenville
190 CE Murray High School Williamsburg
191 Marion High School Marion
192 Military Magnet Academy Charleston
193 Lake City High School Florence
194 Lake Marion High School and Technology Center Orangeburg
195 Andrews High School Georgetown
196 Cross High School Berkeley
197 Keenan High School Richland
198 Blackville-Hilda High School Barnwell
199 Timberland High School Berkeley
200 Marlboro County High School Marlboro
201 Bethune-Bowman Middle/High School Orangeburg
202 Carolina Academy Greenville
203 C A Johnson High School Richland
204 Timmonsville High School Florence
205 Kingstree High School Williamsburg
206 Baptist Hill High School Charleston
207 Hunter-Kinard-Tyler High School Orangeburg
208 Lower Richland High School Richland
209 Lakewood High School Sumter
210 Burke High School Charleston
211 Orngb-Wilkinson High School Orangeburg
212 Eau Claire High School Richland
213 Columbia High School Richland
214 Hemingway High School Williamsburg
215 Creek Bridge High School Marion

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