Richland High School

  • Richland High School serves 1,442 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 77% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 70% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 43%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the South Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 49%.

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

School Overview

  • Richland High School's student population of 1,442 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 101 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,442 students
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Total Classroom Teachers101 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Richland High School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Richland High School is 0.49, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (SC)
Overall School Rank#82 out of 1,130 schools
(Top 10%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
44%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:116:1
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Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
13%
9%
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Black
69%
34%
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White
13%
51%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Richland High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in SC.
Diversity Score0.490.43
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Graduation Rate
87%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
64%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Richland High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRichland 02 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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Teachers are great. Administration does not control the disruptive students. When a disruptive student gets sent to an administrator, the student gets a slap on the wrist and gets sent back to class. Gangs have significant influence. Good teachers and substitutes who try to teach the students get forced out of their jobs by the administration. I would not send my child to this school.
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