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  • For the 2020 school year, there are 82 top public schools in Columbia, SC, serving 51,968 students.
  • Columbia, SC public school have an average math proficiency score of 37% (versus South Carolina public school average of 44%), and reading proficiency score of 41% (versus 43% South Carolina statewide average). Their average school ranking is in the top 50% of public schools in South Carolina.
  • The school with the highest math and reading proficiency is Dreher High School, with 80-84% math proficiency and 84% reading proficiency. Read more about public school math/reading proficiency statistics in South Carolina or national school math/reading proficiency statistics.
  • Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Black) , which is more than the South Carolina public school average of 49% (majority Black).
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is less than the South Carolina public school average of 16:1.

Top Columbia, SC Public Schools (2020)

  • School (Math/Reading Proficiency | SC School Rank) Location
    Grades
    Students
  • Columbia A. C. Flora High School Math: 44% / Reading: 81% | Top 30%
    1 Falcon Drive
    Columbia, SC 29204
    (803)738-7300

    Grades: 9-12 | 1380 students
  • Columbia A. C. Moore Elementary School Math: 35-39% / Reading: 35-39% | Bottom 50%
    333 Etiwan Avenue
    Columbia, SC 29205
    (803)343-2910

    Grades: PK-5 | 384 students
  • Columbia A. J. Lewis Greenview Elementary School Math: 21% / Reading: 29% | Bottom 50%
    726 Easter Street
    Columbia, SC 29203
    (803)735-3417

    Grades: PK-5 | 416 students
  • Columbia Alcorn Middle School Math: 11% / Reading: 21% | Bottom 50%
    5125 Fairfield Road
    Columbia, SC 29203
    (803)735-3439

    Grades: 6-8 | 361 students
  • Columbia Annie Burnside Elementary School Math: 25-29% / Reading: 20-24% | Bottom 50%
    7300 Patterson Road
    Columbia, SC 29209
    (803)783-5530

    Grades: PK-5 | 268 students
  • Columbia Arden Elementary School Math: 25-29% / Reading: 20-24% | Bottom 50%
    1300 Ashley Street
    Columbia, SC 29203
    (803)735-3400

    Grades: PK-5 | 305 students
  • Columbia Birchwood School Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% / Reading: 20-29% | Bottom 50%
    5000 Broad River Road
    Columbia, SC 29212
    (803)896-9278

    Grades: 5-12 | 100 students
  • Columbia Bradley Elementary School Math: 30-34% / Reading: 30-34% | Bottom 50%
    3032 Pinebelt Road
    Columbia, SC 29204
    (803)738-7200

    Grades: PK-5 | 431 students
  • Columbia Brennen Elementary School Math: 60% / Reading: 60% | Top 30%
    4438 Devereaux Road
    Columbia, SC 29205
    (803)738-7204

    Grades: K-5 | 853 students
  • Columbia Brockman Elementary School Math: 70-74% / Reading: 80-84% | Top 5%
    2245 Montclair Drive
    Columbia, SC 29206
    (803)790-6743

    Grades: PK-5 | 325 students
  • Columbia Burton Pack Elementary School Math: 18% / Reading: 17% | Bottom 50%
    111 Garden Drive
    Columbia, SC 29204
    (803)691-5550

    Grades: PK-5 | 522 students
  • Columbia C. A. Johnson High School Math: 60-64% / Reading: 65-69% | Top 20%
    2219 Barhamville Road
    Columbia, SC 29204
    (803)253-7092

    Grades: 9-12 | 404 students
  • Columbia Carolina School For Inquiry Charter School
    Math: 20-24% / Reading: 30-34% | Bottom 50%
    7405-a Fairfield Road
    Columbia, SC 29202
    (803)691-1250

    Grades: PK-6 | 151 students
  • Columbia Carver-lyon Elementary School Math: 15-19% / Reading: 15-19% | Bottom 50%
    2100 Waverly Street
    Columbia, SC 29204
    (803)343-2900

    Grades: PK-5 | 321 students
  • Columbia Caughman Road Elementary School Math: 19% / Reading: 26% | Bottom 50%
    7725 Caughman Road
    Columbia, SC 29209
    (803)783-5534

    Grades: PK-5 | 681 students
  • Columbia Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Elementary School Magnet School
    5900 Chesnut Rd
    Columbia, SC 29206
    (803)787-6815

    Grades: 2-6 | n/a students
  • Columbia Columbia High School Math: 50-54% / Reading: 55-59% | Top 30%
    1701 Westchester Drive
    Columbia, SC 29210
    (803)731-8950

    Grades: 9-12 | 637 students
  • Columbia Crayton Middle School Math: 52% / Reading: 58% | Top 30%
    5000 Clemson Avenue
    Columbia, SC 29206
    (803)738-7224

    Grades: 6-8 | 1006 students
  • Columbia Crossroads Intermediate Math: 47% / Reading: 51% | Top 50%
    6949 St. Andrews Road
    Columbia, SC 29212
    (803)476-8300

    Grades: 6 | 803 students
  • Columbia Dent Middle School Math: 36% / Reading: 41% | Bottom 50%
    2721 Decker Boulevard
    Columbia, SC 29206
    (803)699-2750

    Grades: 6-8 | 1191 students
  • Columbia Dreher High School Math: 80-84% / Reading: 84% | Top 5%
    3319 Millwood Avenue
    Columbia, SC 29205
    (803)253-7000

    Grades: 9-12 | 1163 students
  • Columbia E. L. Wright Middle School Math: 39% / Reading: 40% | Bottom 50%
    2740 Alpine Road
    Columbia, SC 29223
    (803)736-8740

    Grades: K-8 | 1349 students
  • Columbia Eau Claire High School Math: 35-39% / Reading: 55-59% | Top 50%
    4800 Monticello Road
    Columbia, SC 29203
    (803)735-7600

    Grades: 9-12 | 583 students
  • Columbia Edward E. Taylor Elementary School Math: 20-24% / Reading: 15-19% | Bottom 50%
    200 Mcrae Street
    Columbia, SC 29203
    (803)343-2974

    Grades: PK-5 | 279 students
  • Columbia Evaluation And Detention Center Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% / Reading: 11-19% | Bottom 50%
    1731 Shivers Road
    Columbia, SC 29210
    (803)896-7455

    Grades: 5-12 | 311 students
  • Columbia Forest Heights Elementary School Math: 15% / Reading: 18% | Bottom 50%
    2500 Blue Ridge Terrace
    Columbia, SC 29203
    (803)691-3780

    Grades: PK-5 | 548 students
  • Columbia Forest Lake Elementary School Math: 35% / Reading: 29% | Bottom 50%
    6801 Brookfield Road
    Columbia, SC 29206
    (803)782-0470

    Grades: PK-5 | 567 students
  • Columbia H. B. Rhame Elementary School Math: 42% / Reading: 30% | Bottom 50%
    1300 Arrowwood Drive
    Columbia, SC 29210
    (803)731-8900

    Grades: PK-5 | 478 students
  • Columbia Hand Middle School Math: 36% / Reading: 47% | Top 50%
    2600 Wheat Street
    Columbia, SC 29205
    (803)343-2947

    Grades: 6-8 | 901 students
  • Columbia Harbison West Elementary School Math: 57% / Reading: 52% | Top 30%
    257 Crossbow Drive
    Columbia, SC 29212
    (803)476-3800

    Grades: PK-5 | 619 students
  • Columbia Heyward Gibbes Middle School Math: 15% / Reading: 15% | Bottom 50%
    500 Summerlea Drive
    Columbia, SC 29203
    (803)343-2942

    Grades: 6-8 | 332 students
  • Columbia Hyatt Park Elementary School Math: 8% / Reading: 11% | Bottom 50%
    4200 Main Street
    Columbia, SC 29203
    (803)735-3421

    Grades: PK-5 | 479 students
  • Columbia Imagine Columbia Leadership Academy Charter Charter School
    Math: 11-19% / Reading: 11-19% | Bottom 50%
    3801 North Main Street
    Columbia, SC 29203
    (803)929-1140

    Grades: K-5 | 132 students
  • Columbia Irmo High School Math: 54% / Reading: 66% | Top 30%
    6671 St. Andrews Road
    Columbia, SC 29212
    (803)476-3000

    Grades: 9-12 | 1424 students
  • Columbia Irmo Middle School Math: 44% / Reading: 48% | Top 50%
    6051 Wescott Road
    Columbia, SC 29212
    (803)476-3600

    Grades: 6-8 | 892 students
  • Show 47 more public schools in Columbia, SC (out of 82 total schools)
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