7500 Brookfield Road
Columbia, SC 29223
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Richland High School serves 1,394 students in grades 9-12.
Richland High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 58% (which is higher 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 67% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 51% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,394 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 90%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 82% (Btm 50% in SC)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 58% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 67% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Richland High School's student population of 1,394 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 93 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,394 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
93 teachers
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School Rankings

Richland High School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Richland High School is 0.54, which is less 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
#234 out of 1149 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
19%
11%
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Black
65%
33%
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White
10%
49%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.54
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Graduation Rate
82%
84%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
59%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
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 is Richland High School's ranking?

Richland High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for: Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%).

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

58% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% SC state average), while 67% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% SC state average).

What is the graduation rate of Richland High School?

The graduation rate of Richland High School is 82%, which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 84%.

How many students attend Richland High School?

1,394 students attend Richland High School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

65% of Richland High School students are Black, 19% of students are Hispanic, 10% of students are White, 3% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Richland High School?

Richland High School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 14:1.

What grades does Richland High School offer ?

Richland High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).

School Reviews

2   6/13/2011
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.
- Posted by Teacher - sabri

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,394 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 90%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 82% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 58% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 67% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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