[QUOTE=southparkcpa;4490172]misleading..... Go to Clemson, USC, College of Charleston and almost ALL of those kids went to public schools in SC. Averages get dragged down by country redneck schools no doubt.
I laugh at NY perception. I lived in west Islip for many years...great schools they say. BULL.
Only 60 percent go on to college..many of those a 2 year school.
If you are a good parent....SC schools in many areas are equal to NY schools.
Greenville SC, Charleston and many other parts of SC are terrific places to live and raise a family.[/QUOTE]
Greenville is beautiful as is Charleston. They do have some good schools and you are correct to state that the state average is dragged down by the rural schools.
The issue is that there are a great deal of rural schools. Makes it hard to hire from the state. BMW has a good plant in Spartanburg and Greenville has Michelin.
I love SC though. The upstate and downstate rivalry is healthy