West Columbia school information

IndexWest ColumbiaSouth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores50%46%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:116:116:1
Total public schools1393279,221
Total private schools636924,874
Total post-secondary schools1967,963
The West Columbia, SC educational system consists of 13 public schools, 6 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. West Columbia public schools have average test scores of 50% which is 7% higher than than the South Carolina average and 1% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of West Columbia public schools is 15:1, compared to 16:1 in South Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 83.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 79.9% have completed high school, 30.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in West Columbia are 1% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 13 public schools in West Columbia.
  • 83.4% of people in West Columbia have completed 8th grade.
  • 79.9% of people in West Columbia have completed high school.
  • 30.7% of people in West Columbia have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in West Columbia

IndexWest ColumbiaSouth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade83.4%83.0%84.3%
Completed high school79.9%81.6%83.0%
Completed some college60.4%56.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree36.6%35.6%38.5%
Completed bachelors30.7%26.5%30.3%
Completed masters10.8%9.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.0%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.0%1.1%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Chapin, SC1,56678%58%
Lake Murray of Richland, SC5,79869%40%
Lexington, SC20,31565%32%
Irmo, SC11,85158%18%
Forest Acres, SC10,57155%13%
West Columbia, SC15,94750%1%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Rye, NY15,94977%56%
Belvedere Park, GA15,95118%64%
Hybla Valley, VA15,94170%42%
Overland, MO15,93242%14%
Four Corners, OR15,96331%36%
West Columbia, SC15,94750%1%
Source: The West Columbia, SC education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 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.