Posted: Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Wade Hampton High School took the top spot among Greenville County high schools in the recently-released U.S. News Best High Schools rankings. The data used in this edition is from the 2018-2019 academic school year, and therefore was not affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. A list of GCS high schools by state and national ranking is listed below.

School SC Ranking National Ranking
Wade Hampton High 7 1,296
Riverside High 18 2,157
Greenville High 25 2,791
Mauldin High 46 4,442
Eastside High 47 4,609
J.L. Mann High 57 5,284
Blue Ridge High 70 6,166
Hillcrest High 80 6,896
Greer High 98 8,513
Berea High 119 10,291
Travelers Rest High 129 11,080
Woodmont High 141 11,892
Carolina High 167-222 13,394-17,857
Southside High 167-222 13,394-17,857
2021 US News Best High Schools

The methodology focuses on six factors: college readiness, reading and math proficiency, reading and math performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth and graduation rates. College readiness specifically measures participation and performance on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams.

The Best High Schools rankings are available exclusively on and include data on a variety of factors, such as enrollment, student diversity, participation in free and reduced-price lunch programs, graduation rates and the results of state assessments. U.S. News worked with RTI International, a global research firm, to implement the comprehensive ranking methodology. For more information, visit Facebook and Twitter using #BestHighSchools.

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