Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2020

2020 U.S. 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. A list of GCS high schools by state and national ranking is listed below.

School

South Carolina Ranking

National Ranking

Wade Hampton High

14

1,952

Riverside High

15

1,972

Eastside High

23

2,662

J. L. Mann High Academy

25

2,855

Mauldin High

29

3,304

Greenville High Academy

44

4,635

Hillcrest High

73

7,346

Woodmont High

88

8,400

Blue Ridge High

91

8,700

Greer High

104

9,245

Berea High

119

10,115

Travelers Rest High

132

11,592

Southside High

153

12,601

Carolina High Academy

163

13,345

The U.S. News Best High Schools rankings include data on more than 24,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Nearly 18,000 schools were ranked on six factors based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college. The six factors are: College Readiness (30%), Math and Reading Proficiency (20%), Math and Reading Performance (20%), Underserved Student Performance (10%), College Curriculum Breadth (10%), and Graduation Rate (10%).

How are the rankings calculated?

The highest ranked U.S. public schools in U.S. News & World Report's 2020 Best High Schools rankings are those whose attendees demonstrated outstanding outcomes above expectations in math and reading state assessments, passed a diverse array of college-level exams and graduated in high proportions.

Under U.S. News' 2020 rankings methodology, the vast majority of all public high schools are ranked. In coordination with North Carolina-based RTI International, a global nonprofit social science research firm, U.S. News ranked approximately 17,790 public high schools out of more than 24,000 reviewed.


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