Ridge View High School

  • Ridge View High School serves 1,444 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 83% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Ridge View High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 49% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Ridge View High School's student population of 1,444 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 92 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,444 students
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Total Classroom Teachers92 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Ridge View High School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,142 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Ridge View High School is 0.38, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank#65 out of 1142 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
83%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
6%
9%
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Black
78%
34%
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White
10%
51%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score0.380.62
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Graduation Rate
88%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
62%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRichland 02 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (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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