Greenville school information

IndexGreenvilleSouth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores57%46%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:116:116:1
Total public schools5093279,221
Total private schools3736924,874
Total post-secondary schools8967,963
The Greenville, SC educational system consists of 50 public schools, 37 private schools and 8 post-secondary schools. Greenville public schools have average test scores of 57% which is 22% higher than than the South Carolina average and 15% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Greenville public schools is 16:1, compared to 16:1 in South Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 86.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 85.5% have completed high school, 45.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 6.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Greenville are 15% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 50 public schools in Greenville.
  • 86.6% of people in Greenville have completed 8th grade.
  • 85.5% of people in Greenville have completed high school.
  • 45.5% of people in Greenville have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Greenville

IndexGreenvilleSouth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade86.6%83.0%84.3%
Completed high school85.5%81.6%83.0%
Completed some college69.5%56.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree52.8%35.6%38.5%
Completed bachelors45.5%26.5%30.3%
Completed masters18.0%9.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree6.9%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.0%1.1%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Greenville (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Five Forks, SC16,92971%43%
Powdersville, SC8,88869%40%
Wade Hampton, SC20,67363%27%
Greer, SC27,73962%27%
Taylors, SC22,71962%26%
Greenville, SC62,77657%15%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
South Jordan, UT62,75146%7%
Bowling Green, KY62,82445%9%
Castro Valley, CA62,82559%20%
Waltham, MA62,69957%16%
Cheyenne, WY62,87949%0%
Greenville, SC62,77657%15%
Source: The Greenville, SC education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.