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
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 32 public schools serving 28,303 students in Richland 02 School District. This district's average testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in South Carolina.
Public Schools in Richland 02 School District have an average math proficiency score of 35% (versus the South Carolina public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 47% (versus the 48% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the South Carolina public school average of 52% (majority Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (SC)
# Schools
32 Schools
1,269 Schools
# Students
28,303 Students
781,842 Students
# Teachers
1,955 Teachers
54,123 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Richland 02 School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 78 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 87% has decreased from 88% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 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
87%
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 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.58
0.65
# American Indian Students
55 Students
2,287 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
781 Students
13,272 Students
% Asian Students
3%
2%
# Hispanic Students
3,444 Students
94,051 Students
% Hispanic Students
12%
12%
# Black Students
17,348 Students
250,296 Students
% Black Students
61%
32%
# White Students
5,069 Students
377,904 Students
% White Students
18%
48%
# Hawaiian Students
67 Students
999 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,533 Students
42,271 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
6%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
789
24,990
# Students in K Grade:
1,849
54,611
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,923
56,072
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,962
56,009
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,964
56,333
# Students in 4th Grade:
2,092
56,934
# Students in 5th Grade:
2,063
57,769
# Students in 6th Grade:
2,211
58,689
# Students in 7th Grade:
2,242
61,609
# Students in 8th Grade:
2,308
62,654
# Students in 9th Grade:
2,925
72,536
# Students in 10th Grade:
2,162
60,397
# Students in 11th Grade:
2,011
52,961
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,802
50,278
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $15,455 in this school district is less than the state median of $15,456. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $17,596 is higher than the state median of $15,046. The school district spending/student has grown by 17% over four school years.
This School District
This State (SC)
Total Revenue
$437 MM
$12,084 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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$498 MM
$11,764 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 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$15,455
$15,456
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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$17,596
$15,046
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 2020-21 school year data.

Best Richland 02 School District Public Schools (2024)

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
| 1,956 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
| 2,158 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
| 1,658 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
| 689 students
Rank: #55.
Richland Northeast 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
| 1,435 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
| 506 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
| 1,693 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
| 498 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
| 820 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
| 862 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
| 1,187 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
| 613 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
| 577 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
| 539 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
| 505 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
| 1,372 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
| 669 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
| 681 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
| 747 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
| 1,033 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
| 1,133 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
| 565 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
| 630 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
| 1,125 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
| 851 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
| 450 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
| 602 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
| 520 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
| 530 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
| 709 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
| 508 students
Rank: n/an/a
1151 Kelly Mill Road
Blythewood, SC 29016
(803) 714-1300
Grades: PK-2
| 482 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Richland 02 School District?
Richland 02 School District manages 32 public schools serving 28,303 students.
What is the rank of Richland 02 School District?
Richland 02 School District is ranked #32 out of 78 school districts in South Carolina (top 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of South Carolina school districts for: Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Richland 02 School District?
61% of Richland 02 School District students are Black, 18% of students are White, 12% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are Asian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Richland 02 School District?
Richland 02 School District has a student/teacher ratio of 14:1, which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 15:1.
What is Richland 02 School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $17,596 is higher than the state median of $15,046. The school district spending/student has grown by 17% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 32 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 28,303 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 82%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 87% (Top 30% 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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