A South Carolina high school has been named the best magnet high school in the nation. Charleston County Academic Magnet High School in North Charleston was named the best magnet high school in the nation according to U.S. News and World Report magazine. On the magazines’ web site, it states almost 22,000 high schools from across the nation were evaluated, with Academic Magnet on the top of the list. Out of the schools evaluated, 1,750 of them were considered above performance levels for state standards.
Academic Magnet has 606 students and the average class size is 23. These students were offered more than $10,000 in scholarships this year, and 100 percent of the students graduated, according to the school’s web site. Academic Magnet was also voted the 12th best overall high school in the nation.