Richland 02 School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 33 public schools serving 28,071 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 46%), and reading proficiency score of 52% (versus the 48% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Richland 02 School District are Spring Valley High School, Blythewood High School and Ridge View High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Richland 02 School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in South Carolina.
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the South Carolina public school average of 49% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 20%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Richland 02 School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (SC)
# Schools
33 Schools
1,262 Schools
# Students
28,071 Students
775,656 Students
# Teachers
1,905 Teachers
51,654 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Richland 02 School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 85 school districts in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 89% has increased from 83% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (SC)
Overall District Rank
#18 out of 85 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Richland 02  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
46%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
89%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Richland 02  School District and public school graduation rate of SC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.59
0.62
# American Indian Students
58 Students
2,536 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
817 Students
12,324 Students
% Asian Students
3%
2%
# Hispanic Students
2,841 Students
73,275 Students
% Hispanic Students
10%
9%
# Black Students
16,691 Students
260,437 Students
% Black Students
60%
34%
# White Students
6,302 Students
393,962 Students
% White Students
22%
51%
# Hawaiian Students
75 Students
1,048 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,287 Students
31,552 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
771
26,505
# Students in K Grade:
1,847
55,298
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,940
57,154
# Students in 2nd Grade:
2,035
56,980
# Students in 3rd Grade:
2,042
60,332
# Students in 4th Grade:
2,130
60,530
# Students in 5th Grade:
2,199
60,996
# Students in 6th Grade:
2,191
59,080
# Students in 7th Grade:
2,252
57,811
# Students in 8th Grade:
2,187
56,999
# Students in 9th Grade:
2,300
63,429
# Students in 10th Grade:
2,320
57,713
# Students in 11th Grade:
2,026
52,680
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,831
50,149
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $14,209 is higher than the state median of $11,579. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,659 is higher than the state median of $10,767. The school district spending/student has declined by 5% over four school years.
This School District
This State (SC)
Total Revenue
$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 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$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 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$14,209
$11,579
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 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$12,659
$10,767
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 2017-18 school year data.

Best Richland 02 School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Spring Valley High School
Magnet School
Math: 81% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
120 Sparkleberry Lane
Columbia, SC 29229
(803) 699-3500
Grades: 9-12
| 2,081 students
Rank: #22.
Blythewood High School
Math: 72% | Reading: 90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
10901 Wilson Boulevard
Blythewood, SC 29016
(803) 691-4090
Grades: 9-12
| 1,986 students
Rank: #33.
Ridge View High School
Magnet School
Math: 69% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(2)
4801 Hard Scrabble Road
Columbia, SC 29229
(803) 699-2999
Grades: 9-12
| 1,444 students
Rank: #44.
Round Top Elementary School
Math: 79% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
449 Rimer Pond Road
Blythewood, SC 29016
(803) 691-8676
Grades: PK-5
| 561 students
Rank: #55.
Lake Carolina Elementary Upper Campus
Math: 72% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1261 Kelly Mill Road
Blythewood, SC 29016
(803) 691-3360
Grades: 3-5
| 480 students
Rank: #66.
Westwood High School
Magnet School
Math: 61% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
180 Turkey Farm Road
Blythewood, SC 29016
(803) 691-4049
Grades: 9-12
| 1,476 students
Rank: #77.
Bethel-hanberry Elementary School
Math: 73% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
125 Boney Road
Blythewood, SC 29016
(803) 691-6880
Grades: PK-5
| 708 students
Rank: #88.
Richland High School
Magnet School
Math: 58% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(1)
7500 Brookfield Road
Columbia, SC 29223
(803) 699-2800
Grades: 9-12
| 1,376 students
Rank: #99.
Blythewood Middle School
Math: 58% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2351 Longtown Road East
Blythewood, SC 29016
(803) 691-6850
Grades: 6-8
| 834 students
Rank: #1010.
Bookman Road Elementary School
Math: 60% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1245 Bookman Road
Elgin, SC 29045
(803) 699-1724
Grades: PK-5
| 459 students
Rank: #1111.
Catawba Trail Elementary School
Math: 63% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1080 Old National Highway
Elgin, SC 29045
(803) 699-3501
Grades: PK-5
| 602 students
Rank: #1212.
Forest Lake Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 60% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6801 Brookfield Road
Columbia, SC 29206
(803) 782-0470
Grades: PK-5
| 601 students
Rank: #1313.
Langford Elementary School
Math: 58% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
480 Langford Road
Blythewood, SC 29016
(803) 691-4091
Grades: PK-5
| 451 students
Rank: #1414.
Bridge Creek Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 56% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
121 Bombing Range Road
Elgin, SC 29045
(803) 462-3900
Grades: PK-5
| 555 students
Rank: #1515.
Muller Road Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 48% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1031 Muller Road
Blythewood, SC 29016
(803) 691-6851
Grades: K-8
| 1,067 students
Rank: #1616.
North Springs Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 51% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1300 Clemson Road
Columbia, SC 29229
(803) 736-3183
Grades: PK-5
| 765 students
Rank: #1717.
Rice Creek Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 49% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4751 Hard Scrabble Road
Columbia, SC 29229
(803) 699-2900
Grades: PK-5
| 741 students
Rank: #1818.
Killian Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 50% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2621 Clemson Road
Columbia, SC 29229
(803) 699-2981
Grades: PK-5
| 731 students
Rank: #1919.
L. B. Nelson Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 51% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
225 North Brickyard Road
Columbia, SC 29223
(803) 736-8730
Grades: PK-5
| 588 students
Rank: #2020.
Sandlapper Elementary School
Math: 47% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1001 Longtown Road
Columbia, SC 29229
(803) 691-4045
Grades: PK-5
| 650 students
Rank: #2121.
E. L. Wright Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 43% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2740 Alpine Road
Columbia, SC 29223
(803) 736-8740
Grades: K-8
| 1,356 students
Rank: #2222.
Pontiac Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 44% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
500 Spears Creek Church Road
Elgin, SC 29045
(803) 699-2700
Grades: PK-5
| 714 students
Rank: #2323.
Polo Road Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 46% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1250 Polo Road
Columbia, SC 29223
(803) 419-2226
Grades: PK-5
| 685 students
Rank: #2424.
Kelly Mill Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 39% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1141 Kelly Mill Road
Blythewood, SC 29016
(803) 691-7210
Grades: 2-8
| 969 students
Rank: #2525.
Summit Parkway Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 35% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
200 Summit Parkway
Columbia, SC 29229
(803) 699-3580
Grades: K-8
| 1,233 students
Rank: #2626.
Windsor Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 43% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
9800 Dunbarton Drive
Columbia, SC 29223
(803) 736-8723
Grades: PK-5
| 610 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
Dent Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 34% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2721 Decker Boulevard
Columbia, SC 29206
(803) 699-2750
Grades: 6-8
| 1,251 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
Longleaf Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 34% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1160 Longreen Parkway
Columbia, SC 29229
(803) 691-4870
Grades: 6-8
| 770 students
Rank: #2929.
L. W. Conder Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 39% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
8040 Hunt Club Road
Columbia, SC 29223
(803) 736-8720
Grades: PK-5
| 559 students
Rank: #3030.
Joseph Keels Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 37% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
7500 Springcrest Drive
Columbia, SC 29223
(803) 736-8754
Grades: PK-5
| 549 students
Rank: #3131.
Jackson Creek Elementary School
Math: 27% | Reading: 21%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
7150 Trenholm Road Extension
Columbia, SC 29223
(803) 790-3800
Grades: PK-5
| 634 students
1151 Kelly Mill Road
Blythewood, SC 29016
(803) 714-1300
Grades: PK-2
| 471 students
Richland Two Charter High School
Charter School
Math: 21-39%
7900 Brookmont Lane
Columbia, SC 29203
(803) 419-1348
Grades: 9-12
| 114 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 28,071 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 78%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 89% (Top 20% in SC)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 52% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.59

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