Best Public Schools in Anderson, SC


The city of Anderson, South Carolina is home to 22 schools, including 13 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, and 5 high schools. The schools in this area are spread across several school districts, with the majority falling under the Anderson 05 School District, which is ranked 18th out of 77 districts in the state and has a 4-star rating.

The standout schools in Anderson include Midway Elementary, ranked 37th out of 644 elementary schools in South Carolina, and North Pointe Elementary, ranked 47th. Both schools have exceptional test scores, with over 70% of students proficient or better in core subjects. At the middle school level, Southwood Academy for the Arts stands out, ranking 12th out of 325 middle schools in the state with outstanding test scores.

However, the data also reveals significant performance gaps between the highest and lowest-performing schools, as well as funding disparities, with per-student spending ranging from $10,185 at T.L. Hanna High to $17,138 at Southwood Academy for the Arts. The lone charter school in the area, The South Carolina Preparatory Academy, also has lower test scores compared to the traditional public schools, highlighting the need for further examination of charter school performance in the region.

Cities Near Anderson

See the top SC South Carolina cities

SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the South Carolina Department of Education.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.

a-SD2L3_45__Anderson___3_13_011110011__ retrieved from Memory in 0 milliseconds.