120 Sparkleberry Lane
Columbia, SC 29229
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Spring Valley High School serves 2,093 students in grades 9-12.
Spring Valley High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 81% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 79% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 51% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,093 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 75%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 91% (Top 30% in SC)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 81% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 79% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Spring Valley High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Spring Valley High School's student population of 2,093 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 121 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
2,093 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
121 teachers
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School Rankings

Spring Valley High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,149 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Spring Valley High School is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank
#43 out of 1149 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
81%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
8%
2%
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Hispanic
14%
11%
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Black
48%
33%
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White
25%
49%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.69
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Graduation Rate
91%
84%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
59%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Spring Valley High School's ranking?

Spring Valley High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for: Highest overall rank (Top 5%), Highest math proficiency (Top 5%) and Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 10%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

81% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% SC state average), while 79% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% SC state average).

What is the graduation rate of Spring Valley High School?

The graduation rate of Spring Valley High School is 91%, which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 84%.

How many students attend Spring Valley High School?

2,093 students attend Spring Valley High School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

48% of Spring Valley High School students are Black, 25% of students are White, 14% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Asian, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Spring Valley High School?

Spring Valley High School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 14:1.

What grades does Spring Valley High School offer ?

Spring Valley High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,093 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 75%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 91% (Top 30%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 81% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 79% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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