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Greenville County High Schools Shine in US News & World Report Rankings

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Greenville County High Schools Shine in US News & World Report Rankings

Six Greenville County high schools this week were ranked among the top 25 best South Carolina high schools. The rankings come from U.S. News & World Report’s “2024-2025 Best Public High Schools in South Carolina” list.

Key factors were used to determine each high school’s placement, such as college readiness, state assessment proficiency, and underserved student performance. Read on for the rankings of public high schools in Anderson and Spartanburg counties, as well.

The only Greenville County high school not included in the rankings was Fountain Inn High School, which opened in 2021.

What Greenville County high schools ranked among SC Top 25?

  • No. 10: Wade Hampton High School
  • No. 13: Greenville Senior High School Academy
  • No. 19: Riverside High School
  • No. 20: Eastside High School
  • No. 21: Mauldin High School
  • No. 23: J.L. Mann High School

How were the rankings determined?

U.S. News & World Report collected data from nearly 25,000 high schools across 50 states, including the District of Columbia, to determine where each high school ranked. Using the “Best High Schools Methodology,” the report focused on the following six key areas among nearly 17,660 schools:

  • College Readiness, 30%
  • State Assessment Proficiency, 20%
  • State Assessment Performance, 20%
  • Underserved Student Performance, 10%
  • College Curriculum Breadth, 10%
  • Graduation Rate, 10%

What other Upstate high schools ranked in the US News and World Report SC list?

  • No. 30: T.L. Hanna High School
  • No. 34: Powdersville High School
  • No. 35: Pendleton High School
  • No. 37: Spartanburg High School
  • No. 49: Greenville Technical Charter High School
  • No. 71: High Point Academy
  • No. 73: Legacy Early College
  • No. 83: Anderson Five Charter School
  • No. 96: Berea High School
  • No. 99: Broome High School
  • No. 121: Westside High An Early College Academy
  • No. 142: Southside High School
  • No. 157: Carolina Academy High School
  • No. 166: Cyber Academy of South Carolina

Top 10 high schools in SC as ranked by US News & World Report

  1. Academic Magnet High School, North Charleston
  2. Aiken Scholars Academy
  3. Charleston School of the Arts, North Charleston
  4. Palmetto Scholars Academy, North Charleston
  5. Spring Hill High School, Chapin
  6. Wando High School, Mount Pleasant
  7. Fort Mill High School
  8. Mayo High for Math Science and Technology, Darlington
  9. Chapin High School
  10. Wade Hampton High School, Greenville

Nina Tran covers trending topics. Reach her via email at

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