GSSM Named Only Public Elite School in South Carolina by Newsweek Magazine

May 25, 2007

For the second year in a row, the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) is the only school in the state to be named one of the Top 20 public elite high schools in the nation by Newsweek magazine.

In its May 28 issue, Newsweek ranks America’s best public high schools, with a record of 1,258 names. GSSM was excluded from the large list due to the fact that so many of its students score well above average on the SAT and ACT; however, GSSM was included on the list of the nation’s Top 20 public elite high schools.

I’m very pleased that our students and faculty have earned this distinction for the second consecutive year, said Dr. Murray Brockman, GSSM president. It is heartening to see this magnificent high school as the sole South Carolina representative among the top of such a ‘best of the best’ ranking, alongside the finest schools in New York, Virginia, Illinois, North Carolina and California.

GSSM was noted on the fact that all students do a summer research internship, otherwise known as the Summer Program for Research Interns (SPRI). SPRI is a statewide outreach program designed to pair GSSM’s academically talented students with scientist mentors in research and development labs across the state for a six-week internship.

For more information on the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics, please contact Jacqulyne Pouncey at the GSSM Foundation at 803-252-9152 or [email protected].