Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2022

Wade Hampton High School took the top spot among Greenville County high schools for the second year in a row in the recently-released U.S. News Best High Schools rankings. A list of GCS high schools by state and national ranking is listed below.

School SC Ranking National Ranking
Wade Hampton High 10 1,325
Riverside High 12 1,802
Greenville High 18 2,146
Eastside High 19 2,181
Mauldin High 31 3,179
J.L. Mann High 37 3,373
Hillcrest High 74 6,807
Berea High 90 8,126
Woodmont High 94 8,285
Greer High 95 8,404
Blue Ridge High 96 8,420
Travelers Rest High 150 11,958
Southside High 154 12,215
Carolina High 166-221 13,383-17,843
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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