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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
SC Governor's School for Arts & Humanities is a top rated, public, magnet school located in Greenville, SC. It has 235 students in grades 10-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1.
15 University Street
Greenville, SC 29601
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SC Governor's School for Arts & Humanities Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
Percent Proficient - Math
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1220
89 responses
Average ACT
27
57 responses
AP Enrollment
70%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$53,571
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$937
National
$949
Median Home Value
$273,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 71 responses
  • Showcases
    21%
  • Recitals
    20%
  • School dance
    17%
  • Readings
    14%
  • Weekends
    14%
  • Gallery Openings
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
235
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
7%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
72%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses

SC Governor's School for Arts & Humanities Reviews

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I had a wonderful experience with the Governor’s School! I was a student for one summer and three years and learned so much about myself as an artist, a scholar, and an independent individual. The residential element is an element that sets this school above the rest by bringing artist from all over SC together to truly embrace their creativity without a cent in tuition! For me, it was a hard adjustment as a sophomore to move into a dorm an hour and a half away from home after just turning 15, but my peers and the staff helped with this transition and made my time at Governor’s School a phenomenal experience!
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This place has great teachers, technology, and all the resources you could imagine. Staying here will introduce you to many different types of art and people. The process to get in the school is a bit tedious, but it is definitely an accomplishment to be accepted. Because of Coronavirus, the switch to virtual has hit the school pretty hard. There is a very vocal student council that works with administration that has been super helpful during all of it. I would say the only things I would like to see change is the food (at is can sometimes not be hot, there is little to choose from if you have dietary restrictions, and can be just plain gross sometimes) and the school culture. I wouldn’t consider the art departments to be competitive, but filled with gossip. There is most definitely a hierarchy of departments and it’s painfully obvious when you’re there. But I think, as a student, the friends you make there is what makes it worth it. Also, downtown greenville is so fantastic.
The sense of community here is very very strong, the teachers and staff genuinely care about you, you get more responsibility by starting to live on your own, and you grow more as a person and in your art area. Go Govies!