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    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  7. Administration
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Richland School District No. 2 is an above average, public school district located in Columbia, SC. It has 27,802 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 45% in reading.
About Richland School District No. 2...
Address
124 Risdon Way
Columbia, SC 29223
Telephone
(803) 787-1910

Richland School District No. 2 Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1090
1,342 responses
Average ACT
23
614 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
27,802
Free or Reduced Lunch
48.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$61,155
Teachers in First/Second Year
25.5%

Finances

Total Expenses
$340,505,000
Expenses Per Student
$13,047/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    55%
  • Support Services
    41%
  • Other
    4%

Richland School District No. 2 Reviews

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I have started kindergarten and graduated from high school with honors under Richland School District 2 and I can honestly say that I have had a very pleasant experience. I have been a part of many great clubs and programs such as Varsity Cheerleading, Student Government, and National Art Honor Society. These programs were all ran so well and I would recommend them to anyone. I attended Westwood High School and have to say that their Athletics Department is really good! Especially the football, volleyball, and basketball teams which are awesome with very good records and very fun to watch! Not only are the non-academic aspects great, but the academic programs are just as rewarding. The classes are interactive and the teachers are caring and are great at teaching. And finally, this school district is technology advanced with Macbooks, Mac computers, Chromebooks, and more! You won't regret sending your child, or attending, a school in this district!
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I attend Westwood High School in Blythewood, SC. I transferred here from Sumter High School and it has been one of the best things that has ever happened to me! I love my school because they enforce the rules for safety, there is easy access to supplies, they keep students up to date on all the events. Westwood has many events at school such as college fairs, field trips, and endless clubs to join! Proud to call myself a Redhawk!
Overall my experience was ok. I did not feel that the schools were providing me with the assistance I needed to succeed. However since I have graduated they have implemented several new programs that provide students with enriching opportunities and support them through their learning journey. The school district is extremely inclusive and works to make sure that all children are given equal oppurtunities even if extra assistance is needed. I look forward to completing my MAT and hopefully working in the Richland 2 school district!