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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 272 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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On Overall Experience: Another district high school opened a couple of years ago, which meant a re-assignment of students between the high schools to even out enrollment. Many students got reassigned out to other schools while many new students came in. There was no apparent logic when one looks at the maps.

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On Admissions: This is a public school. However, there are several magnets for which you must apply and interview. Predominately grade-based. Must live in the public school district to be considered.

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On Teachers: Some teachers are excellent, and some aren't. They are more approachable and engaged when they know they have the support and encouragement of the parents. HOwever, some have been seemingly unfair.

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On Extracurriculars: Student council is a major commitment.

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On Sports & Fitness: The boys sports amentities are treated as more important than the girls. The football team has better workout/training facilities.

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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 272 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:
1590

Based on 42 students surveyed
Math
530
Verbal
540
Writing
520

ACT:
25

Based on 24 students surveyed
Math
24
English
24
Reading
27
Science
25
All test result data aggregated from users of colleges.niche.com

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

Student Polls

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 12 responses

  • 33% The creativity and free spirits
  • 25% How much the students genuinely enjoy the school.
  • 25% The comfort level between faculty and students.
  • 17% We have a lot of school spirit.

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 38% The people
  • 31% The community
  • 31% School events

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 42% There's always someone to meet; just say hi!
  • 33% Everyone is cool, like a family
  • 25% The "status quo" doesn't apply; be yourself!

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 30 responses

  • 70% Yes
  • 23% Not sure.
  • 7% No

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 40% The bathrooms are the worst part about my school.
  • 33% The rules change every other semester.
  • 27% The lunch

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 50% Be involved
  • 50% Just be yourself.

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%