State Report Cards

  • Understanding the Report Card

    In November 2018, the South Carolina Department of Education released the new school and district report cards, the first Report Cards to contain ratings in four years and the first cards under South Carolina’s joint school accountability system. The new accountability system combines the state and federal accountability systems for public schools. The new online Report Cards reflect data elements and student performance information from the 2017–2018 school year.

    The report cards include data elements required by federal legislation governing accountability, known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Within the system, all elementary, middle, and high schools receive overall ratings based on a 100-point scale. The ratings follow terms South Carolina public schools are familiar with from previous school rating systems: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, and Unsatisfactory. Schools receive ratings on key report card indicators which contain vital information about schools and districts on how well students performed on state and national assessments, student growth, graduation rates, English language proficiency, student engagement, safety, classroom learning environment, and more.

    Under the Every Student Succeeds Act, states must identify schools that meet certain criteria that classify them as schools in need of improvement. The South Carolina Department of Education has developed a South Carolina School Improvement Designation document explaining the criteria, identifications, and support these schools receive. Information about continuous school improvement programs is available on the .

    While the rating terms look the same from past State Report Cards, you are cautioned to not compare school ratings from previous years. In past years, the Report Card was largely based solely on academic achievement and standardized test results.


    Elementary Schools

    Middle Schools

    High Schools

  • Currently Rock Hill High School and York Road Elementary School are engaged with Continuous Improvement Plans.

    Read the Rock Hill High plan on their website.

    Read the York Road Elementary plan on their website.

  • Graduation Rate

    College and Career Ready

    English Learner Proficiency

    Prepared for Success

    Student Progress

    Academinc Achievement

    School Quality

    Classroom Environment

    Student Safety

    Financial Information