Top 10 Best Richland County Public Schools (2021-22)

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 101 public schools serving 70,390 students in Richland County, SC. Richland County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in South Carolina.
The top ranked public schools in Richland County, SC are Lake Murray Elementary School, Spring Valley High School and Spring Hill High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Richland County, SC public schools have an average math proficiency score of 43% (versus the South Carolina public school average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 49% (versus the 48% statewide average). Schools in Richland County have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of South Carolina public schools.
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the South Carolina public school average of 49% (majority Black).

Best Richland County Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Lake Murray Elementary School
Math: 84% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1531 Three Dog Road
Chapin, SC 29036
(803) 476-4600
Grades: PK-4
| 965 students
Rank: #22.
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: #33.
Spring Hill High School
Magnet School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
11629 Broad River Road
Chapin, SC 29036
(803) 476-8700
Grades: 9-12
| 1,059 students
Rank: #44.
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: #55.
Brockman Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2245 Montclair Drive
Columbia, SC 29206
(803) 790-6743
Grades: PK-5
| 326 students
Rank: #66.
Rosewood Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3300 Rosewood Drive
Columbia, SC 29205
(803) 343-2930
Grades: K-5
| 391 students
Rank: #77.
Dreher High School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(2)
3319 Millwood Avenue
Columbia, SC 29205
(803) 253-7000
Grades: 9-12
| 1,126 students
Rank: #88.
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: #99.
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: #1010.
Dutch Fork High School
Magnet School
Math: 67% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(1)
1400 Old Tamah Road
Irmo, SC 29063
(803) 476-3300
Grades: 9-12
| 1,769 students
Rank: #1111.
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: #1212.
Brennen Elementary School
Math: 71% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
4438 Devereaux Road
Columbia, SC 29205
(803) 738-7204
Grades: K-5
| 892 students
Rank: #1313.
Satchel Ford Elementary School
Math: 71% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5901 Satchel Ford Road
Columbia, SC 29206
(803) 738-7209
Grades: K-5
| 788 students
Rank: #1414.
Ballentine Elementary School
Math: 66% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1040 Bickley Road
Irmo, SC 29063
(803) 476-4500
Grades: PK-5
| 581 students
Rank: #1515.
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: #1616.
C. A. Johnson High School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2219 Barhamville Road
Columbia, SC 29204
(803) 253-7092
Grades: 9-12
| 396 students
Rank: #1717.
W.j. Keenan High School
Magnet School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
361 Pisgah Church Road
Columbia, SC 29203
(803) 714-2500
Grades: 9-12
| 670 students
Rank: #1818.
Oak Pointe Elementary School
Math: 66% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1 River Bottom Road
Irmo, SC 29063
(803) 476-4100
Grades: PK-5
| 634 students
Rank: #1919.
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: #2020.
River Springs Elementary School
Math: 64% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
115 Connie Wright Road
Irmo, SC 29063
(803) 476-4400
Grades: PK-5
| 559 students
Rank: #2121.
Chapin Middle School
Math: 61% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
11661 Broad River Road
Chapin, SC 29036
(803) 726-6500
Grades: 6-8
| 835 students
Rank: #2222.
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: #2323.
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: #2424.
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: #2525.
Green Charter School Of The Midlands
Charter School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(1)
7820 Broad River Road
Irmo, SC 29063
(803) 563-5387
Grades: K-6
| 260 students
Rank: #2626.
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: #2727.
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: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Crayton Middle School
Math: 51% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
(1)
5000 Clemson Avenue
Columbia, SC 29206
(803) 738-7224
Grades: 6-8
| 1,125 students
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Dutch Fork Middle School
Math: 51% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1528 Old Tamah Road
Irmo, SC 29063
(803) 476-4800
Grades: 6-8
| 1,065 students
Rank: #3030.
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: #3131.
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: #3232.
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: #3333.
H. E. Corley Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 51% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(1)
1500 Chadford Road
Irmo, SC 29063
(803) 476-4001
Grades: PK-5
| 578 students
Rank: #3434.
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: #3535.
Pendergrass Fairwold School
Special Education School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5935 Token Street
Columbia, SC 29203
(803) 735-3435
Grades: PK-12
| 84 students
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Richland County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
4460 Broad River Road
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 896-2853
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
5900 Chesnut Rd
Columbia, SC 29206
(803) 787-6815
Grades: 2-6
| n/a students
Hall Institute (Closed 2018)
Special Education School
1800 Colonial Drive
Columbia, SC 29203
(803) 898-1488
Grades: K-12
| 28 students
5616 Hood Street
Columbia, SC 29206
(803) 787-8266
Grades: 1-3
| 166 students
3801 North Main Street
Columbia, SC 29203
(803) 929-1140
Grades: K-5
| 132 students
4344 Broad River Road
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 896-2714
Grades: 9-12
| 121 students
652 Matthews Road
Lake City, SC 29560
(843) 374-5517
Grades: PK
| 14 students
2638 Two Notch Rd
Columbia, SC 29204
(803) 799-5101
Grades: 4-8
| 79 students
Morris Village (Closed 2018)
Special Education School
610 Faison Drive
Columbia, SC 29203
(803) 935-7100
Grades: 7-12
| 20 students
Post Office Box 207
State Park, SC 29147
(803) 935-0116
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
115 Atrium Way Suite 200
Columbia, SC 29223
(803) 227-6670
Grades: 9-12
| 310 students
5715 Adams Ct
Columbia, SC 29206
(808) 782-1772
Grades: PK-1
| n/a students
502 Spears Creek Church Rd
Elgin, SC 29045
(803) 699-2536
Grades: PK-K
| n/a students
3700 Forrest Drive Suite 406
Columbia, SC 29204
(803) 462-0254
Grades: K-8
| 226 students
4546 Broad River Rd
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 896-1873
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Walden (Closed 2010)
Alternative School
4340 Broad River Rd
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 896-8580
Grades: n/a
| n/a students

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