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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 341 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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High School Junior

On Health & Safety: Many students use drugs and drink at this school. There have been many cases in which a student has come to school high or drunk. I think that bullying is quite big at out school but we are actively fighting to prevent it.

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High School Junior

On Extracurriculars: The extracurricular opportunities include many sports, fashion club, Spanish club, student council, and many more. The most popular options are sports because most of the coaches not only expect excellence on the field but also excellence in class as well.

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High School Junior

On Overall Experience: Our school has so much school spirit that I love it and we are every diverse although the students treat the school poorly and many fights occur.

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High School Junior

On Resources & Facilities: My school has pretty good computers ect. but the guidance counselors seem not to care about students and are always messing up scheduling.

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Recent Alumnus

On Overall Experience: Learned a lot about myself that can be beneficial to my future

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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 341 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%