Top 10 Best Richland County Public Schools (2023)

For the 2023 school year, there are 111 public schools serving 62,295 students in Richland County, SC (there are 42 private schools, serving 7,335 private students). 89% of all K-12 students in Richland County, SC are educated in public schools compared to the SC state average of 92%.
The top ranked public schools in Richland County, SC are Spring Valley High School, Blythewood High School and Brockman Elementary 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 47%), and reading proficiency score of 48% (versus the 49% statewide average). Schools in Richland County have an average ranking of 7/10, which is in the top 50% of South Carolina public schools.
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the South Carolina public school average of 51% (majority Black).

Best Richland County Public Schools (2023)

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
| 2,093 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
| 1,858 students
Rank: #33.
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
| 283 students
Rank: #44.
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
| 330 students
Rank: #55.
Dreher High School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3319 Millwood Avenue
Columbia, SC 29205
(803) 253-7000
Grades: 9-12
| 1,150 students
Rank: #66.
Ridge View High School
Magnet School
Math: 69% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4801 Hard Scrabble Road
Columbia, SC 29229
(803) 699-2999
Grades: 9-12
| 1,654 students
Rank: #77.
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
| 632 students
Rank: #88.
Dutch Fork High School
Magnet School
Math: 67% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1400 Old Tamah Road
Irmo, SC 29063
(803) 476-3300
Grades: 9-12
| 1,647 students
Rank: #99.
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
| 461 students
Rank: #1010.
Brennen Elementary School
Math: 71% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4438 Devereaux Road
Columbia, SC 29205
(803) 738-7204
Grades: PK-5
| 758 students
Rank: #1111.
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
| 641 students
Rank: #1212.
Ballentine Elementary School
Math: 66% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1040 Bickley Road
Irmo, SC 29063
(803) 476-4500
Grades: K-5
| 635 students
Rank: #1313.
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
| 1,512 students
Rank: #1414.
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
| 387 students
Rank: #1515.
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
| 725 students
Rank: #1616.
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
| 534 students
Rank: #1717.
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
| 812 students
Rank: #1818.
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
| 455 students
Rank: #1919.
Richland High School
Magnet School
Math: 58% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
7500 Brookfield Road
Columbia, SC 29223
(803) 699-2800
Grades: 9-12
| 1,394 students
Rank: #2020.
Sc Whitmore School
Charter School
Math: 40-59% | Reading: ≥90%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
501 Commerce Drive Ne
Columbia, SC 29223
(803) 476-6416
Grades: 9-12
| 455 students
Rank: #2121.
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
| 849 students
Rank: #2222.
Irmo Elementary School
Math: 56% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
7401 Gibbes Street
Irmo, SC 29063
(803) 476-4200
Grades: PK-5
| 547 students
Rank: #2323.
Green Charter School Of The Midlands
Charter School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
7820 Broad River Road
Irmo, SC 29063
(803) 563-5387
Grades: K-8
| 271 students
Rank: #2424.
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
| 603 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Crayton Middle School
Math: 51% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5000 Clemson Avenue
Columbia, SC 29206
(803) 738-7224
Grades: 6-8
| 1,012 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Dutch Fork Middle School
Math: 51% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1528 Old Tamah Road
Irmo, SC 29063
(803) 476-4800
Grades: 7-8
| 969 students
Rank: #2727.
Langford Elementary School
Math: 58% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
480 Langford Road
Blythewood, SC 29016
(803) 691-4091
Grades: PK-5
| 495 students
Rank: #2828.
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
| 1,154 students
Rank: #2929.
H. E. Corley Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 51% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1500 Chadford Road
Irmo, SC 29063
(803) 476-4001
Grades: PK-5
| 546 students
Rank: #3030.
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
| 656 students
Rank: #3131.
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
| 58 students
Rank: #3232.
A. C. Flora High School
Math: 32% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1 Falcon Drive
Columbia, SC 29204
(803) 738-7300
Grades: 9-12
| 1,363 students
Rank: #3333.
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
| 718 students
Rank: #3434.
A. C. Moore Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
333 Etiwan Avenue
Columbia, SC 29205
(803) 343-2910
Grades: PK-5
| 191 students
Rank: #3535.
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
| 672 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 2021)
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
2638 Two Notch Rd
Columbia, SC 29204
(803) 799-5101
Grades: 4-8
| 79 students
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
200 Arbor Lake Drive Suite 301
Columbia, SC 29223
(803) 735-9110
Grades: 9-12
| 242 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
140 Stoneridge Drive Suite 420
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 253-6222
Grades: K-12
| 3,503 students
3700 Forrest Drive Suite 406
Columbia, SC 29204
(803) 462-0254
Grades: K-8
| 226 students
220 Stoneridge Drive Suite 403
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 212-4712
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
2015 Marion Street
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 227-6422
Grades: 6-11
| 140 students
501 Commerce Drive
Columbia, SC 29223
(866) 476-6416
Grades: 9-12
| 449 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

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Richland County, SC?

The top ranked public schools in Richland County, SC are Spring Valley High School, Blythewood High School and Brockman Elementary School.

How many public schools are location in Richland County, SC?

111 public schools are location in Richland County, SC.

What percentage of students in Richland County, SC go to public school?

89% of all K-12 students in Richland County, SC are educated in public schools compared to the SC state average of 92%.

What is the racial composition of students in Richland County, SC?

Richland County, SC minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the South Carolina public school average of 51% (majority Black).

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