Lower Richland High School

  • Lower Richland High School serves 1,219 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 49% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 62% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Lower Richland High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the South Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 48%.

Top Placements

Lower Richland High School places among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

School Overview

  • Lower Richland High School's student population of 1,219 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 92 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,219 students
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Total Classroom Teachers92 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Lower Richland High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,130 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Lower Richland High School is 0.24, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (SC)
Overall School Rank#355 out of 1,130 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
46%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:116:1
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
2%
9%
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Black
87%
34%
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White
7%
52%
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Lower Richland High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in SC.
Diversity Score0.240.42
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Graduation Rate
79%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
55%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRichland 01 School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
As a parent new to the area, I was given advice on where to send my children and which to avoid,all the negativity was directed at Lower Richland, right then and there I said this is where I want my child to be. He exceled in his classes, his chosen sport and the NJROTC program. My child's fellow classmates show respect and admiration for one another, and always has each others best interest at heart. The pricipal is caring, forthright and honest. The teachers are awesome and if I had to choose all over again it would be the same.
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5  
Lower Richland is doing great things. Based on the acedemics of the past year I have watched young people there take a totally different approach to their education. The athletic department is doing an awesone job. They now have a new coach for the football team. Their track team, wrestling, and basketball teams all placed this year. The senior class recieved over 5 million dollars in scholarships. The principal there is just awesome. I have watched him talk with each of his students as if he was a father. The kids have a lot of respect for him, and I believe that his presence (principal) has a lot to do with the success this school is experiencing.. Kudos to Lower Richland!!!!!
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