The South Carolina Department of Education’s state report cards show there are 766,819 public school students with 53,689 teachers in the state. The statewide graduation rate is 83.3%.
South Carolina school districts can set their own open enrollment policies, enabling families to attend schools outside of their assigned district. Other public school options for South Carolina families are charter and magnet schools, which may offer innovative learning methods or specialized curricula. South Carolina also has private schools, with one state-run scholarship for families of children with physical or learning disabilities. Homeschooling is another South Carolina option; families are not required to notify the state.