SC public school ranks in top 10 in country

A national report shows one South Carolina high school making the top 10 in the country, while two Midlands schools make it to the top 10 in the state.

U.S. News & World Report reviewed 28,561 U.S. public high schools –which include traditional public high schools, magnet schools and charter schools – for its annual “Best High Schools” rankings.

North Charleston’s Academic Magnet High School ranked No. 8 in the country for its college readiness index and student-teacher ratio. AMHS also ranked No. 3 among all magnet schools in the country and No. 1 among all South Carolina high schools.

In the Midlands, Dutch Fork High School in Irmo ranked No. 3 and Chapin High School in Chapin ranked No. 8 in the state. They ranked No. 834 and No. 1,277 in the country, respectively.

U.S. News & World Report based its criteria on how well the schools serve its students, math and reading proficiency, graduation rates and how they prepare students for college-level work.

South Carolina has 230 public high schools in 86 districts with 214,078 students enrolled.

Top ranked S.C. schools

1. Academic Magnet High School, North Charleston

2. Charleston School of the Arts, North Charleston

3. Dutch Fork High School, Irmo

4. Wade Hampton High School, Greenville

5. Hilton Head Island High School, Hilton Head Island

6. Wando High School, Mt. Pleasant

7. Bluffton High School, Bluffton

8. Chapin High School, Chapin

9. Mauldin High School, Mauldin

10. Fort Mill high School, Fort Mill