The South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics has made The Washington Post's list of top performing schools with elite students.

The list identified 23 schools from around the country that have SAT or ACT averages above the highest averages for neighborhood schools nationally. Schools on the list were not ranked.

The South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics was the only South Carolina school on the list.

Located in Hartsville, the Governor's School for Science & Mathematics is a two-year public boarding school for 11th- and 12th-graders that focuses on science, technology, engineering and math with an emphasis on economics and entrepreneurship. It currently has 220 students enrolled from 32 counties across the state.

The governor's school was excluded from the Post's list of "America's Most Challenging High Schools: Top 100" because of its admissions rules and high test scores. According to The Washington Post website, the most challenging high schools list recognizes "schools that challenge average students."

Academic Magnet High School in North Charleston ranked 61 on the list of most challenging high schools. It was the only South Carolina school to make that list.