Public Schools in South Carolina

There are 1433 Public Schools in South Carolina, serving a population of 4,893,444 people in an area of 30,054 square miles. There is 1 Public School per 3,414 people, and 1 Public School per 20 square miles.

The state of South Carolina is ranked 47th in Public Schools per capita, and 24th in Public Schools per square mile.

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South Carolina Public School Statistics

Find South Carolina Public School Enrollment and Educational Attainment (Age 25+). Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

South Carolina Public School Enrollment
 South CarolinaUnited States
Nursery & Preschool Enrollment35,071 (56.0%)2,918,752 (59.0%)
Kindergarten Enrollment61,279 (87.2%)3,579,912 (87.7%)
Elementary School Enrollment (Grades 1-4)225,218 (90.9%)14,576,325 (89.6%)
Elementary School Enrollment (Grades 5-8)223,383 (90.1%)14,808,792 (89.5%)
High School Enrollment (Grades 9-12)230,535 (91.5%)15,337,350 (90.2%)
South Carolina Educational Attainment (Age 25+)
 South CarolinaUnited States
Less than 9th Grade Education141,638 (4.2%)11,521,575 (5.3%)
9-12th Grade (No Diploma)294,132 (8.7%)15,426,482 (7.1%)
High School Graduate (Including Equivalency)998,459 (29.5%)59,265,308 (27.1%)