735 Pine Ridge Drive
West Columbia, SC 29172
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Pine Ridge Middle School serves 476 students in grades 6-8.
Pine Ridge Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 21% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 27% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 51% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 476 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 66%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in SC
  • Math Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 27% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

School Overview

Pine Ridge Middle School's student population of 476 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
476 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
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School Rankings

Pine Ridge Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,149 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Pine Ridge Middle School is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank
#1024 out of 1149 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
26%
11%
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Black
36%
33%
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White
34%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.69
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
66%
59%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

21% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% SC state average), while 27% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% SC state average).

How many students attend Pine Ridge Middle School?

476 students attend Pine Ridge Middle School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

36% of Pine Ridge Middle School students are Black, 34% of students are White, 26% of students are Hispanic, and 4% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Pine Ridge Middle School?

Pine Ridge Middle School has a student ration of 14:1, which is equal to the South Carolina state average of 14:1.

What grades does Pine Ridge Middle School offer ?

Pine Ridge Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 476 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 66%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 27% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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