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2023 Best High Schools in the Columbia Area

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  1. #1 Best Public High Schools in Columbia Area.

    Spring Hill High School

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    Lexington-Richland School District No. 5, SC,

    9-12,

    135 Niche users give it an average review of 4.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Spring Hill High School is not like any other school in District 5. Spring Hill does not have any sports teams which may seem weird for a high school but this actually encourages the students to....

    Read 135 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,135,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  2. #2 Best Public High Schools in Columbia Area.

    Dutch Fork High School

    Lexington-Richland School District No. 5, SC,

    9-12,

    513 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I was part of DFHS's STEM magnet program since 9th grade, and I enjoyed the high variety in options for curriculum students had the option to choose, as well as an abundance of extracurricular....

    Read 513 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,647,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  3. #3 Best Public High Schools in Columbia Area.

    River Bluff High School

    Lexington County School District No. 1, SC,

    9-12,

    269 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says River Bluff High School is one of the newer schools in the Lexington area, and focuses primarily on academics. Generally, those that attend schools in the district that wish to pursue a stronger...Regarding extracurriculars and social life, I think very highly of River Bluff. They have almost 50 clubs (with most of them being student run), have a team for almost every sport, and help their...Overall, I think it is a wonderful school to attend and I am more than grateful for my time at River Bluff..

    Read 269 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 2,171,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

  4. #4 Best Private High Schools in Columbia Area.

    Cardinal Newman School

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    Private School,

    COLUMBIA, SC,

    7-12,

    71 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Cardinal Newman is a wonderful, faith based private catholic school with highly rated academics and very competitive sports activities. You do not have to be a practicing Catholic to attend the....

    Read 71 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 488,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

  5. #5 Best Public High Schools in Columbia Area.

    Dreher High School

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    Richland School District No. 1, SC,

    9-12,

    256 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Dreher High School has provided me with an endless supply of opportunities and resources throughout the last 3 years that will forever hold a positive place in my heart. Not only does Dreher employ....

    Read 256 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,150,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

  6. #7 Best Public High Schools in Columbia Area.

    Chapin High School

    Lexington-Richland School District No. 5, SC,

    9-12,

    329 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Chapin High School was a great school for learning and diversity. I have been enrolled at CHS for all four years and have loved most of my teachers and classmates. I have joined many clubs and have....

    Read 329 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,549,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

  7. #11 Best Public High Schools in Columbia Area.

    Gray Collegiate Academy

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    Charter Institute at Erskine, SC,

    8-12,

    46 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says I moved to Gray from River Bluff and I like it 10x better. The education is phenomenal as well as the teachers. You feel like you’re actually learning something rather than memorizing, and forgetting....

    Read 46 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Students: 623,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 35 to 1,

  8. #13 Best Public High Schools in Columbia Area.

    Ridge View High School

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    Richland School District No. 2, SC,

    9-12,

    638 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says It's a great school so far. If you're interested in law, this would be a great High School for you to attend. The teachers are wonderful when it comes to you paying attention in class and turning in....

    Read 638 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Students: 1,654,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

  9. #17 Best Public High Schools in Columbia Area.

    Lugoff-Elgin High School

    Kershaw County School District, SC,

    9-12,

    334 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Lugoff Elgin High School is an excellent school! I have had some of the BEST teachers who have gone above and beyond to help me succeed as a high school student. I have made good grades throughout my....

    Read 334 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Students: 1,643,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

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