COLUMBIA — The S.C. Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities ranked 59 in Newsweek's “2013 America's Best High Schools,” according to a news release from the school.
“This exceptional recognition demonstrates that South Carolina's young artists can compete nationally at the highest level in both their academics and artistic endeavors,” said Bruce Halverson, the school’s president.
The public, residential high school for the arts was among two S.C. schools ranked in the top 100. The Academic Magnet High School in North Charleston ranked 20.
The state had 17 other schools make the rankings.
The magazine ranked the top 2,000 public high schools in the U.S. based on four-year, on-time graduation rates, percent of 2011 graduates accepted to college, advanced tests taken per student and test performance.
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