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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Richland School District No. 1 is a public school district located in Columbia, SC. It has 24,016 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 38% in reading.

Richland School District No. 1 Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
38%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
78%
Average SAT
1080
847 responses
Average ACT
22
486 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
24,016
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,746
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$358,960,000
Expenses Per Student
$17,179/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    53%
  • Support Services
    43%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$45,663
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$910
National
$949
Median Home Value
$173,400
National
$184,700

Richland School District No. 1 Reviews

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I really like my school district. It's expanding the learning pipeline, becoming more technology-based and career-based which is good. However, I say four stars because they're starting all of this when I'm beginning to graduate! Some of the things they're implementing might've been very beneficial to me when I was growing as a student. The only other complaint I have is how slow things take to be put into effect. The systems they're just implementing now were being planned three to four years ago! However, I do like my school district. They're trying they're best and I can give them four stars for that. At least my sister will get a taste of what's new in the district..
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Richland County School District No.1 personally speaking, has the greatest school I have been to in my entire school career. There are so many opportunities to help you with your studies, even if it takes longer for you learn more than the other kids, or if your pushing time to graduate in a month. They will help you! Especially to those who has concerns with their grades. A teacher has literally sat with me alone for 4 hours to help me finish up a course i had to get done with in a day. Even the principal personally came to me to help. I graduated with my class in the next three days.

Do not be dissuaded. I was a normal struggling student who've had hard times just as the others. I wasn't honors, nor in any scholarship programs. They will help anyone dedicated.
In my school district, the rules continue to change and nothing is really consistent. As students, we are not really aware of any events that are taking place until the day before they even happen. My district doesn't seem to offer the specific tools that I need to better my education and they don't really seem to care about if we are actually learning but more rather our behavior and other irrelevant topics. This may sound a little bias but the students are not always the problem. The adults sometimes allow certain things to happen which only affects the student body, not the adults.