Greenville SC Education & Greenville SC Schools

There are a number of public school districts that serve Upstate SC. Among these are the Greenville County School district, Spartanburg County, Laurens County, Anderson County, Oconee County, and Pickens County School districts. The Greenville County School district is the largest school district in South Carolina with over 58,000 students.

Greenville County Schools

For more information on the Greenville County School district visit: http://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/index.asp. There is a wealth of information here on all of the Greenville County Public Schools. For instance, you can access the Greenville County School assignments by subdivision by visiting http://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/district/parents/admin/geo1.asp or you can view actual school report cards by going to the "schools” link on the left homepage and clicking on school report cards. If you have any questions about the Greenville County Schools or which schools your children would be required to attend, please contact the district at http://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/district/contact.asp.

Overall, education in Greenville is now ranked among the best in the state. Twelve Greenville County schools have been named "National Schools of Excellence—Blue Ribbon Schools" and Newsweek magazine named five Greenville High Schools as among the best in the nation (3). One of these five schools is South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, located in Downtown Greenville SC. The Governor’s School is a High School for the artistically talented students of the state offering five arts majors. It has helped set national standards for the arts and humanities. Another school on Newsweek’s top list is Southside High School. Southside is one of the first schools in the state to offer an international baccalaureate program (IB program). Many international students attend Southside to be a part of this program.

  • Newsweek Magazine’s Challenge Index recently named five Greenville County High Schools among the top high schools in the nation.
  • Twelve Greenville County schools have been named "National Schools of Excellence – Blue Ribbon Schools.
  • SAT scores for the top public high schools in the area average 110% of the U.S. average.

Greenville SC Private Schools

In addition to the great public schools, there are a number of private and parochial schools from which to choose. Here are a few of the Upstate’s private schools:

Greenville Home Schooling

If you are considering home schooling your child you can visit the following link for more information: Home Schooling

Upstate South Carolina Colleges

There are also many four-year colleges within an hour’s drive of Greenville including Furman University (often called the Harvard of the South), Clemson University, the University of South Carolina Upstate, North Greenville College, and Bob Jones University. One of the most popular technical colleges is Greenville Technical College, which offers several satellite campuses, many two-year degree programs, continuing education programs, and four-year college transfer programs.


Greenville Technical College
Clemson University
University of South Carolina
Bob Jones University

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