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2024 Best High Schools in the Columbia Area

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

    Heathwood Hall Episcopal School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    COLUMBIA, SC,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Heathwood is a great school! They have lots of opportunities for students to get involved with more than a student might have been able to at a public school. For the area, they are pretty pricey....

    Read 89 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 880,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

  2. #3 Best Private High Schools in Columbia Area.

    Camden Military Academy

    Private School,

    CAMDEN, SC,

    7-12,

    51 Niche users give it an average review of 4.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Structure and Discipline: Camden Military Academy places a strong emphasis on structure and discipline. Cadets follow a strict daily schedule that includes academics, physical fitness, military...Military Program: The military program is an integral part of the academy. Cadets wear uniforms, participate in drill and ceremony activities, and learn military customs and courtesies. The military...Academic Excellence: Camden Military Academy offers a college-preparatory curriculum with small class sizes, enabling personalized attention from teachers. The academy focuses on building strong....

    Read 51 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 285,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  3. #2 Best Public High Schools in Columbia Area.

    River Bluff High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Lexington County School District One, SC,

    9-12,

    292 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says River Bluff High School offers a wide range of opportunities depending on your interests, abilities, and skill level. I’ve been offered diverse academic classes including advanced sciences such as AP....

    Read 292 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 2,164,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

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

    Ben Lippen School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    COLUMBIA, SC,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says It was a pretty good prep school for a state like South Carolina - the students are kind although determined about their beliefs simply based on how they are raised, teachers are helpful and try to....

    Read 121 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,154,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

  5. #6 Best Public High Schools in Columbia Area.

    Dreher High School

    Richland School District No. 1, SC,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Dreher Highschool is the best school that I have been to since moving to South Carolina almost 8 years ago. Many of my previous schools had problems with bullying, and I was often the victim because....

    Read 275 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,183,

    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,

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

    Featured Review: Other says This school is by far one of the best schools I’ve interacted with. The academics, the culture, and the cleanliness of this school is something I’ve always admired. Chapin High School is truly one of....

    Read 356 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,592,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

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

    White Knoll High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Lexington County School District One, SC,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says My time at White Knoll High School has been incredible and filled with meaningful experiences. The staff is always willing to help. I have never encountered any rude behavior when asked for help. My....

    Read 572 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 2,165,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

  8. #12 Best Public High Schools in Columbia Area.

    Gray Collegiate Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Charter Institute at Erskine, SC,

    8-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says For the amount of time I’ve been in gray collegiate I’ve enjoyed the chance to exceed in academics and have good growth in grade results as well as knowledge. They’ve allowed me to take duel....

    Read 63 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Students: 670,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 28 to 1,

  9. #13 Best Public High Schools in Columbia Area.

    Gilbert High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Lexington County School District One, SC,

    9-12,

    190 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Throughout my years attending Gilbert High School, I have experienced good and bad. In my experience, there were little to no flaws in this school community. Since Gilbert is such a small town,....

    Read 190 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Students: 1,116,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

  10. #16 Best Public High Schools in Columbia Area.

    Irmo High School

    Lexington-Richland School District No. 5, SC,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Irmo is the second high school I've been to. I came as a junior and plan to graduate at the end of May. From my experience the school definitely tries, we have class meetings once every month,....

    Read 418 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Students: 1,336,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

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