Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Wade Hampton High School took the top spot among Greenville County high schools for the third 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 1,372
Riverside High 12 1,811
Greenville High 17 2,282
Eastside High 24 2,630
Mauldin High 28 2,807
J.L. Mann High 42 3,728
Hillcrest High 89 7,446
Greer High 93 8,024
Woodmont High 96 8,165
Blue Ridge High 102 8,502
Berea High 114 9,295
Travelers Rest High 123 9,757
Carolina High 169-226 13,261-17,680
Southside High 169-226 13,261-17,680
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.

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