Columbia school information

IndexColumbiaSouth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores66%71%68%
Student/Teacher ratio16:116:116:1
Total public schools7393279,235
Total private schools3936924,875
Total post-secondary schools14967,965

Did you know?

  • The average school test scores in Columbia are 3% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 73 public schools in Columbia.
  • 84.3% of people in Columbia have completed 8th grade.
  • 83.1% of people in Columbia have completed high school.
  • 40.1% of people in Columbia have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Columbia

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  • A. C. Flora High1 Falcon DriveGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,265 · Ratio: 16:1n/a
  • A. C. Moore Elementary333 Etiwan AvenueGrades: PK - 05Students: 399 · Ratio: 14:166
  • A. J. Lewis Greenview Elementary726 Easter StreetGrades: PK - 05Students: 391 · Ratio: 15:1n/a
  • Alcorn Middle5125 Fairfield RoadGrades: 06 - 08Students: 36 · Ratio: 12:149
  • Annie Burnside Elementary7300 Patterson RoadGrades: PK - 05Students: 27 · Ratio: 12:1n/a
  • Arden Elementary1300 Ashley StreetGrades: PK - 05Students: 311 · Ratio: 11:162
  • Birchwood High5000 Broad River RoadGrades: 06 - 12Students: 179 · Ratio: 7:1n/a
  • Bradley Elementary3032 Pinebelt RoadGrades: PK - 05Students: 383 · Ratio: 14:157
  • Brennen Elementary4438 Devereaux RoadGrades: PK - 05Students: 773 · Ratio: 17:179
  • Broad River Road Correctional Institution4460 Broad River RoadGrades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Brockman Elementary2245 Montclair DriveGrades: PK - 05Students: 317 · Ratio: 17:195
  • Burton Pack Elementary111 Garden DriveGrades: PK - 05Students: 48 · Ratio: 14:168
  • C. A. Johnson High2219 Barhamville RoadGrades: 09 - 12Students: 444 · Ratio: 12:1n/a
  • Carolina School For Inquiry7405-A Fairfield RoadGrades: KG - 06Students: 107 · Ratio: 26:1n/a
  • Carver-Lyon Elementary2100 Waverly StreetGrades: PK - 05Students: 376 · Ratio: 13:150
  • Caughman Road Elementary7725 Caughman RoadGrades: PK - 05Students: 689 · Ratio: 17:163
  • Columbia High1701 Westchester DriveGrades: 09 - 12Students: 728 · Ratio: 16:1n/a
  • Crayton Middle5000 Clemson AvenueGrades: 06 - 08Students: 1,042 · Ratio: 16:179
  • Crossroads Middle6949 St. Andrews RoadGrades: 06 - 06Students: 917 · Ratio: 15:182
  • Dent Middle2721 Decker BoulevardGrades: 06 - 08Students: 130 · Ratio: 15:168
  • Dreher High3319 Millwood AvenueGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,183 · Ratio: 19:1n/a
  • E. L. Wright Middle2740 Alpine RoadGrades: KG - 08Students: 1,259 · Ratio: 16:182
  • E.E. Taylor Elementary200 Mcrae StreetGrades: PK - 05Students: 248 · Ratio: 12:1n/a
  • Eau Claire High4800 Monticello RoadGrades: 09 - 12Students: 78 · Ratio: 16:1n/a
  • Evaluation And Detention Center1731 Shivers RoadGrades: 06 - 12Students: 328 · Ratio: 15:1n/a
  • Forest Heights Elementary2500 Blue Ridge TerraceGrades: PK - 05Students: 469 · Ratio: 16:151
  • Forest Lake Elementary6801 Brookfield RoadGrades: PK - 05Students: 587 · Ratio: 14:171
  • H. B. Rhame Elementary1300 Arrowwood DriveGrades: PK - 05Students: 467 · Ratio: 17:1n/a
  • Hall InstituteP.O. Box 119Grades: PK - 12Students: 45 · Ratio: 8:19
  • Hand Middle2600 Wheat StreetGrades: 06 - 08Students: 863 · Ratio: 17:175
  • Harbison West Elementary257 Crossbow DriveGrades: PK - 05Students: 536 · Ratio: 13:170
  • Heyward Gibbes Middle500 Summerlea DriveGrades: 06 - 08Students: 341 · Ratio: 13:1n/a
  • Hyatt Park Elementary4200 Main StreetGrades: PK - 05Students: 563 · Ratio: 14:149
  • Irmo High6671 St. Andrews RoadGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,934 · Ratio: 15:1n/a
  • Irmo Middle6051 Wescott RoadGrades: 07 - 08Students: 869 · Ratio: 14:178
  • J. P. Thomas Elementary6001 Weston AvenueGrades: PK - 05Students: 436 · Ratio: 13:149
  • Joseph Keels Elementary7500 Springcrest DriveGrades: PK - 05Students: 663 · Ratio: 15:158
  • Killian Elementary2621 Clemson RoadGrades: PK - 05Students: 694 · Ratio: 15:166
  • Kirkland Institute4344 Broad River RoadGrades: 09 - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • L. B. Nelson Elementary225 North Brickyard RoadGrades: PK - 05Students: 524 · Ratio: 15:172
  • L. W. Conder Elementary8040 Hunt Club RoadGrades: PK - 05Students: 704 · Ratio: 15:166
  • Leaphart Elementary120 Piney Grove RoadGrades: PK - 05Students: 456 · Ratio: 13:168
  • Logan Elementary815 Elmwood AvenueGrades: PK - 05Students: 279 · Ratio: 13:172
  • Longleaf Middle1160 Longreen ParkwayGrades: 06 - 08Students: 586 · Ratio: 14:161
  • Manning Correctional Institution502 Beckman RoadGrades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Meadowfield Elementary525 Galway LaneGrades: PK - 05Students: 639 · Ratio: 16:168
  • Midlands Math And Business Academy Charter2638 Two Notch Road Suite 204Grades: 04 - 08Students: 8 · Ratio: 8:1n/a
  • Mill Creek Elementary925 Universal DriveGrades: PK - 05Students: 383 · Ratio: 14:160
  • North Springs Elementary1300 Clemson RoadGrades: PK - 05Students: 743 · Ratio: 15:181
  • Nursery Road Elementary6706 Nursery RoadGrades: PK - 05Students: 528 · Ratio: 13:177
  • Palmetto State E-Cademy115 Atrium Way Suite 200Grades: 09 - 12Students: 43 · Ratio: 31:1n/a
  • Pendergrass Fairwold School5935 Token StreetGrades: PK - 12Students: 10 · Ratio: 6:1n/a
  • Pine Grove Elementary111 Huffstetler DriveGrades: PK - 05Students: 53 · Ratio: 16:161
  • Polo Road Elementary1250 Polo RoadGrades: PK - 05Students: 773 · Ratio: 16:176
  • Provost Academy South Carolina400 Arbor Lake Drive B800Grades: 09 - 12Students: 1,392 · Ratio: 116:1n/a
  • Rice Creek Elementary4751 Hard Scrabble RoadGrades: PK - 05Students: 80 · Ratio: 17:177
  • Richland Northeast High7500 Brookfield RoadGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,455 · Ratio: 15:1n/a
  • Richland One Charter Middle College316 South Beltline BoulevardGrades: 11 - 12Students: 135 · Ratio: 27:1n/a
  • Richland Two Charter High750 Old Clemson RoadGrades: 11 - 12Students: 59 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Ridge View High4801 Hard Scrabble RoadGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,999 · Ratio: 17:1n/a
  • Rosewood Elementary3300 Rosewood DriveGrades: KG - 05Students: 428 · Ratio: 16:184
  • Samuel A. Heyward Career And Technology Center3560 Lynhaven DriveGrades: 09 - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Sandel Elementary2700 Seminole RoadGrades: PK - 05Students: 539 · Ratio: 16:154
  • Sandlapper Elementary1001 Longtown RoadGrades: PK - 05Students: 735 · Ratio: 17:1n/a
  • Sara Babb High4450 Broad River RoadGrades: 09 - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Satchel Ford Elementary5901 Satchel Ford RoadGrades: KG - 05Students: 667 · Ratio: 16:186
  • Sc Connections Academy220 Stoneridge Drive Suite 403Grades: KG - 12Students: 2,443 · Ratio: 50:165
  • Sc Virtual Charter School140 Stoneridge Drive Suite 420Grades: KG - 12Students: 2,914 · Ratio: 52:161
  • Seven Oaks Elementary2800 Ashland RoadGrades: PK - 05Students: 503 · Ratio: 12:177
  • South Carolina Calvert Academy100 Summit ParkwayGrades: KG - 08Students: 282 · Ratio: 41:154
  • South Kilbourne Elementary1400 South Kilbourne RoadGrades: PK - 05Students: 25 · Ratio: 12:1n/a
  • Spring Valley High120 Sparkleberry LaneGrades: 09 - 12Students: 207 · Ratio: 17:1n/a
  • St. Andrews Middle1231 Bluefield RoadGrades: 06 - 08Students: 62 · Ratio: 15:162
  • Stevenson High4546 Broad River RoadGrades: 09 - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Summit Parkway Middle200 Summit ParkwayGrades: KG - 08Students: 1,126 · Ratio: 17:178
  • W. A. Perry Middle2600 Barhamville RoadGrades: 06 - 08Students: 322 · Ratio: 11:162
  • W. G. Sanders Middle3455 Pine Belt RoadGrades: 06 - 08Students: 411 · Ratio: 14:1n/a
  • W.J. Keenan High361 Pisgah Church RoadGrades: 09 - 12Students: 768 · Ratio: 15:1n/a
  • Watkins-Nance Elementary2525 Barhamville RoadGrades: PK - 05Students: 419 · Ratio: 14:159
  • Willow Lane1731 Shivers RoadGrades: 06 - 12Students: 263 · Ratio: 263:1n/a
  • Windsor Elementary9800 Dunbarton DriveGrades: PK - 05Students: 641 · Ratio: 14:154

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Education level achieved in Columbia

IndexColumbiaSouth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade84.3%82.1%83.8%
Completed high school83.1%80.6%82.4%
Completed some college66.7%55.0%58.4%
Completed associate degree47.3%34.1%37.2%
Completed bachelors40.1%25.3%29.3%
Completed masters17.2%9.2%11.0%
Completed professional degree6.0%2.4%3.2%
Completed doctorate2.1%1.0%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Columbia (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Lexington, SC19,00784%23%
Blythewood, SC2,11383%22%
Irmo, SC11,51883%22%
West Columbia, SC15,62374%9%
Gaston, SC1,57167%1%
Columbia, SC131,33166%3%

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Sterling Heights, MI130,60459%14%
New Haven, CT130,55374%9%
Frisco, TX130,49997%43%
Bellevue, WA132,26878%14%
West Valley City, UT132,32959%13%
Columbia, SC131,33166%3%
Source: The Columbia, SC education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.