Each year, U.S. News & World Report recognizes the Palmetto State’s top public high schools in its Best South Carolina High School Rankings. Two S.C. Public Charter School District schools are ranked among the top 20 South Carolina public high schools in the publication released on Tuesday, April 27, 2021.
Palmetto Scholars Academy and York Preparatory Academy earned rankings of nos. 14 and 17, respectively. Schools are ranked on their performance on state-required tests, graduation and how well they prepare students for college, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Other highlights from the new rankings include:
Palmetto Scholars Academy York Preparatory Academy
41% took at least one AP® exam 35% took at least one AP® exam
19% passed at least one AP® exam 23% passed at least one AP® exam
75% mathematics proficiency 85% mathematics proficiency
95% reading proficiency 92% reading proficiency
100% graduation rate 98% graduation rate
“Congratulations to Palmetto Scholars Academy and York Preparatory Academy on this outstanding achievement,” said Chris Neeley, superintendent of the S.C. Public Charter School District. “The performance of South Carolina public charter schools in this publication proves that we are a high-preforming and permanent educational option for families.”
Read the full 2021 Best South Carolina High School Rankings here.