Richland 02 School District

763 Fashion Drive
Columbia, SC 29229
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%

Top Rankings

Richland 02 School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in South Carolina for:

Category
Attribute
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 20%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2023 school year, there are 33 public schools serving 27,761 students in Richland 02 School District. This district's average testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public schools in South Carolina.
Public Schools in Richland 02 School District have an average math proficiency score of 50% (versus the South Carolina public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 52% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the South Carolina public school average of 51% (majority Black).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (SC)
# Schools
33 Schools
1,280 Schools
# Students
27,761 Students
766,302 Students
# Teachers
1,953 Teachers
52,099 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Richland 02 School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 82 school districts in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 89% has increased from 86% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (SC)
Overall District Rank
#32 out of 83 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Richland 02  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
39%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Richland 02  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of SC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
48%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Richland 02  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of SC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
89%
85%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Richland 02  School District and public school graduation rate of SC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.58
0.65
# American Indian Students
47 Students
2,263 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
783 Students
12,871 Students
% Asian Students
3%
2%
# Hispanic Students
3,314 Students
87,155 Students
% Hispanic Students
12%
11%
# Black Students
16,919 Students
250,168 Students
% Black Students
61%
33%
# White Students
5,196 Students
373,848 Students
% White Students
19%
49%
# Hawaiian Students
58 Students
984 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,441 Students
38,764 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
712
20,837
# Students in K Grade:
1,764
51,543
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,869
55,077
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,893
54,901
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,987
55,934
# Students in 4th Grade:
2,053
56,543
# Students in 5th Grade:
2,052
57,229
# Students in 6th Grade:
2,194
60,742
# Students in 7th Grade:
2,315
62,102
# Students in 8th Grade:
2,372
62,612
# Students in 9th Grade:
2,504
66,199
# Students in 10th Grade:
2,235
59,504
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,985
52,853
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,826
50,226
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $14,367 is higher than the state median of $11,941. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,801 is higher than the state median of $11,103. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (SC)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$399 MM
$46 MM
This chart display total revenue of Richland 02  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in SC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$355 MM
$42 MM
This chart display total spending of Richland 02  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in SC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$14,367
$11,941
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Richland 02  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in SC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$12,801
$11,103
This chart display average spending per public school student in Richland 02  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in SC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Richland 02 School District Public Schools (2023)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Blythewood High School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
10901 Wilson Boulevard
Blythewood, SC 29016
(803) 691-4090
Grades: 9-12
| 1,858 students
Rank: #22.
Spring Valley High School
Magnet School
Math: 53% | Reading: 92%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
120 Sparkleberry Lane
Columbia, SC 29229
(803) 699-3500
Grades: 9-12
| 2,093 students
Rank: #33.
Westwood High School
Magnet School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
180 Turkey Farm Road
Blythewood, SC 29016
(803) 691-4049
Grades: 9-12
| 1,512 students
Rank: #44.
Round Top Elementary School
Math: 59% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
449 Rimer Pond Road
Blythewood, SC 29016
(803) 691-8676
Grades: PK-5
| 632 students
Rank: #55.
Richland High School
Magnet School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
7500 Brookfield Road
Columbia, SC 29223
(803) 699-2800
Grades: 9-12
| 1,394 students
Rank: #66.
Lake Carolina Elementary Upper Campus
Math: 56% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1261 Kelly Mill Road
Blythewood, SC 29016
(803) 691-3360
Grades: 3-5
| 461 students
Rank: #77.
Ridge View High School
Magnet School
Math: 43% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4801 Hard Scrabble Road
Columbia, SC 29229
(803) 699-2999
Grades: 9-12
| 1,654 students
Rank: #88.
Bookman Road Elementary School
Math: 47% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1245 Bookman Road
Elgin, SC 29045
(803) 699-1724
Grades: PK-5
| 484 students
Rank: #99.
Bethel-hanberry Elementary School
Math: 48% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
125 Boney Road
Blythewood, SC 29016
(803) 691-6880
Grades: PK-5
| 812 students
Rank: #1010.
Blythewood Middle School
Math: 40% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2351 Longtown Road East
Blythewood, SC 29016
(803) 691-6850
Grades: 6-8
| 849 students
Rank: #1111.
Muller Road Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 39% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1031 Muller Road
Blythewood, SC 29016
(803) 691-6851
Grades: K-8
| 1,154 students
Rank: #1212.
Forest Lake Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 42% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
6801 Brookfield Road
Columbia, SC 29206
(803) 782-0470
Grades: PK-5
| 603 students
Rank: #1313.
Catawba Trail Elementary School
Math: 43% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1080 Old National Highway
Elgin, SC 29045
(803) 699-3501
Grades: PK-5
| 528 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
L. B. Nelson Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 39% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
225 North Brickyard Road
Columbia, SC 29223
(803) 736-8730
Grades: PK-5
| 556 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Langford Elementary School
Math: 39% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
480 Langford Road
Blythewood, SC 29016
(803) 691-4091
Grades: PK-5
| 495 students
Rank: #1616.
E. L. Wright Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 33% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2740 Alpine Road
Columbia, SC 29223
(803) 736-8740
Grades: K-8
| 1,375 students
Rank: #1717.
North Springs Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 37% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1300 Clemson Road
Columbia, SC 29229
(803) 736-3183
Grades: PK-5
| 656 students
Rank: #1818.
Pontiac Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 39% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
500 Spears Creek Church Road
Elgin, SC 29045
(803) 699-2700
Grades: PK-5
| 649 students
Rank: #1919.
Rice Creek Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 36% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4751 Hard Scrabble Road
Columbia, SC 29229
(803) 699-2900
Grades: PK-5
| 718 students
Rank: #2020.
Kelly Mill Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 26% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1141 Kelly Mill Road
Blythewood, SC 29016
(803) 691-7210
Grades: 2-8
| 1,066 students
Rank: #2121.
Dent Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 25% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2721 Decker Boulevard
Columbia, SC 29206
(803) 699-2750
Grades: 6-8
| 1,196 students
Rank: #2222.
Bridge Creek Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 35% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
121 Bombing Range Road
Elgin, SC 29045
(803) 462-3900
Grades: PK-5
| 579 students
Rank: #2323.
Sandlapper Elementary School
Math: 30% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1001 Longtown Road
Columbia, SC 29229
(803) 691-4045
Grades: PK-5
| 631 students
Rank: #2424.
Summit Parkway Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 23% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
200 Summit Parkway
Columbia, SC 29229
(803) 699-3580
Grades: K-8
| 1,137 students
Rank: #2525.
Longleaf Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 19% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1160 Longreen Parkway
Columbia, SC 29229
(803) 691-4870
Grades: 6-8
| 922 students
Rank: #2626.
Joseph Keels Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 27% | Reading: 26%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
7500 Springcrest Drive
Columbia, SC 29223
(803) 736-8754
Grades: PK-5
| 436 students
Rank: #2727.
Polo Road Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 24% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1250 Polo Road
Columbia, SC 29223
(803) 419-2226
Grades: PK-5
| 595 students
Rank: #2828.
Jackson Creek Elementary School
Math: 26% | Reading: 24%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
7150 Trenholm Road Extension
Columbia, SC 29223
(803) 790-3800
Grades: PK-5
| 531 students
Rank: #2929.
Windsor Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 21% | Reading: 23%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
9800 Dunbarton Drive
Columbia, SC 29223
(803) 736-8723
Grades: PK-5
| 536 students
Rank: #3030.
Killian Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 18% | Reading: 24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2621 Clemson Road
Columbia, SC 29229
(803) 699-2981
Grades: PK-5
| 672 students
Rank: #3131.
L. W. Conder Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 18% | Reading: 19%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
8040 Hunt Club Road
Columbia, SC 29223
(803) 736-8720
Grades: PK-5
| 523 students
Rank: n/an/a
1151 Kelly Mill Road
Blythewood, SC 29016
(803) 714-1300
Grades: PK-2
| 415 students
Rank: n/an/a
Richland Two Charter High School
Charter School
7900 Brookmont Lane
Columbia, SC 29203
(803) 419-1348
Grades: 9-12
| 39 students

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • District size: 33 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 27,761 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 81%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 89% (Top 20% in SC)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 47% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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