U.S. News Releases Updated Ranking of Best High Schools

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Wade Hampton High School took the top spot among Greenville high schools in the recently released U.S. News Best High Schools rankings.

A list of Greenville County Schools’ high schools by state and national ranking is included below.

School South Carolina Ranking National Ranking
Wade Hampton High 14 1,952
Riverside High 15 1,972
Eastside High 23 2,662
J. L. Mann High Academy 25 2,855
Mauldin High 29 3,304
Greenville High Academy 44 4,635
Hillcrest High 73 7,346
Woodmont High 88 8,400
Blue Ridge High 91 8,700
Greer High 104 9,245
Berea High 119 10,115
Travelers Rest High 132 11,592
Southside High 153 12,601
Carolina High Academy 163 13,345


The rankings include data on more than 24,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Nearly 18,000 schools were ranked on six factors based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.

The six factors are: College Readiness (30%), Math and Reading Proficiency (20%), Math and Reading Performance (20%), Underserved Student Performance (10%), College Curriculum Breadth (10%), and Graduation Rate (10%).

The highest ranked U.S. public schools in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020¬†Best High Schools¬†rankings are those whose attendees demonstrated outstanding outcomes above expectations in math and reading state assessments, passed a diverse array of college-level exams and graduated in high proportions.

Visit the U.S. News & World Report website for additional information.