4801 Hard Scrabble Road
Columbia, SC 29229
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Ridge View High School serves 1,654 students in grades 9-12.
Ridge View High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 69% (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 80% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 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: 1,654 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 90%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 87% (Top 50% in SC)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 69% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 80% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Ridge View High School's student population of 1,654 students has grown by 23% over five school years.
The teacher population of 96 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,654 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
96 teachers
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School Rankings

Ridge View High School is ranked within the top 10% 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 Ridge View High School is 0.39, 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
#97 out of 1149 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
6%
11%
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Black
77%
33%
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White
10%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.39
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Graduation Rate
87%
84%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
59%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
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 Ridge View High School's ranking?

Ridge View High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for: Highest overall rank (Top 10%), Highest math proficiency (Top 20%) and Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 10%).

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

69% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% SC state average), while 80% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% SC state average).

What is the graduation rate of Ridge View High School?

The graduation rate of Ridge View High School is 87%, which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 84%.

How many students attend Ridge View High School?

1,654 students attend Ridge View High School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

77% of Ridge View High School students are Black, 10% of students are White, 6% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Ridge View High School?

Ridge View High School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 14:1.

What grades does Ridge View High School offer ?

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

School Reviews

5   2/24/2016
I'm a freshman and I really enjoy going to this school. The teachers are very friendly and smart. I have learned a lot in my BioHealth Magnet program. The classes are hard but I like the challenge. I recommend this school to others looking for careers in the medical field.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - voice
5   2/24/2016
Ridge View High School is a great public school with several magnet programs including BioHealth, Scholars Academy for Business and Law and the School of Fine Arts. I would recommend this school because it has various offerings to meet the unique needs of all students. The administration and staff are wonderful, caring people.
- Posted by Parent - trile

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,654 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 90%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 87% (Top 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 69% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 80% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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