Posted: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
2021 US News Best High Schools
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|
|J.L. Mann High||57||5,284|
|Blue Ridge High||70||6,166|
|Travelers Rest High||129||11,080|
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 USNews.com 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.