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Ridge View High School is a public, magnet school in Columbia, SC. It has 1,999 students in grades 9-12. Students score above average on state standardized tests. There have been 330 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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On Extracurriculars: There are plenty of clubs the cover a large variety of activities, with academic, leadership, and service-oriented clubs alongside fun and casual clubs.

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On Resources & Facilities: The auditoriums and gyms are very spacious and the classrooms are usually large enough to fit a full class of students. However, the bathrooms and hallways are at times not as clean all of the time.

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On Academics: The teachers and tutoring services are very helpful.

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On Student Culture & Diversity: There are many clubs and social groups to join.

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On Teachers: Teachers are genuinely concerned about the success of their students. Some teachers do struggle to control some classes of unruly students and may need extra help with controlling a class.

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Ridge View High School is a public, magnet school in Columbia, SC. It has 1,999 students in grades 9-12. Students score above average on state standardized tests. There have been 330 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

🔖 About the Academics See more in Academics ...

Graduation Rate

83%

Test Performance

74
Ridge View High School performed better than 74% of other schools on South Carolina math and reading standardized tests.

Average standardized
test results

SAT:
1570

Based on 42 students surveyed
Math
530
Verbal
530
Writing
510

ACT:
25

Based on 24 students surveyed
Math
23
English
24
Reading
26
Science
25
All test result data aggregated from users of colleges.niche.com

🏦 Where Students Go See more in Educational Outcomes ...

Student Polls

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 27% School events
  • 27% The community
  • 24% The people
  • 11% Everyone supports the Blazers
  • 8% Sporting events
  • 3% Free spirits and creativity

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 32% There's always someone to meet; just say hi!
  • 26% Everyone is cool, like a family
  • 16% The "status quo" doesn't apply; be yourself!
  • 16% "It's always a great day at the view!"
  • 5% No two days are the same.
  • 5% Be yourself, but remember everyone isn't nice.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 20 responses

  • 35% The comfort level between faculty and students.
  • 25% We have a lot of school spirit.
  • 20% The creativity and free spirits
  • 15% How much the students genuinely enjoy the school.
  • 5% The feeling of family.

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 35% The bathrooms are the worst part about my school.
  • 30% The lunch
  • 22% The rules change every other semester.
  • 9% Some of the new rules
  • 4% The involvement of teachers.

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 43% Just be yourself.
  • 43% Be involved
  • 10% Strive to be your best.
  • 5% Always work hard and do your best.

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 33 responses

  • 70% Yes
  • 24% Not sure.
  • 6% No

About the Students More in Student Culture & Diversity ...

Gender Diversity

Male
49.0%
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Female
51.0%
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Racial Diversity

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African American
69.0%
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White
22.0%
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Hispanic
4.4%
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Asian
2.2%
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Multiracial
2.1%
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Pacific Islander
0.3%
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Native American
0.1%