Ridge View High School

  • Ridge View High School serves 1,339 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 73% (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 78% (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 89% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 49%.

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School Overview

  • Ridge View High School's student population of 1,339 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 95 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,339 students
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Total Classroom Teachers95 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Ridge View High School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Ridge View High School is 0.36, which is less 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#67 out of 1,130 schools
(Top 10%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
44%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:116:1
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
6%
9%
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Black
79%
34%
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White
11%
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 Ridge View High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in SC.
Diversity Score0.360.43
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Graduation Rate
95%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
64%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Ridge View 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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  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
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.
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5  
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.
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