The Falls at Meehan is zoned for Pendleton Elementary School, Riverside Middle School, and Pendleton High School.
With approximately 400 students in grades PK-6, Pendleton Elementary is known as a welcoming, close-knit school with a low student-teacher ratio of just below 16:1. Parent involvement is high, and the school offers ample opportunities in the arts, character development, and core STEM subjects.
Riverside Middle School continues the trend of small class sizes, with 400 students in 7th and 8th grades. A strong Gifted and Talented program, nearly two-thirds of teachers with advanced degrees, and test scores well above the state average are some of the reasons the school maintains an excellent reputation within the community.
At the secondary level, Pendleton High School has an average enrollment of 850 students and earned a ranking in the top 20 high schools in South Carolina according to US News and World Report. Students may choose from a variety of courses, including AP classes and several foreign languages. Many of its graduates each year are awarded Palmetto Fellows or Life Scholarships as they enter college.
For those who are looking for higher educational opportunities in the area — either for their own studies or perhaps for employment as a professor or instructor — there are several colleges and universities within a 30-minute drive.
Closest to The Falls at Meehan is Tri-County Technical College, just over half a mile away. TCTC offers both career programs and a transfer program for students planning on a four-year degree at another university.
For students or teachers looking for a smaller, private educational setting, Southern Wesleyan University in Central, SC — 8 miles from Pendleton — has under 1,500 students in a wide variety of 4-year degree programs.
Best known in the region is Clemson University, with just over 20,000 students pursuing degrees ranging from Bachelors’ to Doctorates — less than five miles from Pendleton. Because of its close proximity to the university, The Falls at Meehan is popular with Tigers fans: older students and their families, faculty and staff, and retirees looking for a second home that puts them minutes away from all the tailgating they can get.