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District Schools Shine in U.S. News High School Rankings

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.