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Best High Schools in the Columbia, SC Area

Best High Schools in Columbia, SC Area Best High Schools in Columbia, SC Area

Carolina School Hub provides school rankings and test data on the best high schools in Columbia, SC and its suburbs. See student growth information, assessment data and independent ratings on 38 high schools in the Columbia area including Lexington High School, Spring Hill High School, and Dutch Fork High School. Here you'll find information on high schools in Columbia and some of its key suburbs including Columbia SC, Lexington SC, and Blythewood SC.

The list below is not meant be used as a definitive guide to which area high school would be best for any individual student. For schools that are close to one another in rankings, differences in available data are in most cases very small.

On this site, you'll find SAT data and/or other assessment information for the best high schools in Columbia and its suburbs - as well as in other major metro areas in the Carolinas. Use Carolina School Hub as your starting point for researching public high schools in North Carolina and South Carolina. Here you'll also find rankings of the best elementary schools in Columbia and the best middle schools in Columbia and its suburbs.



Ranking of Columbia Area's Best High Schools

Rank School Name City
School
Type
 
Grades
Served
1 Lexington High School Lexington, SC Regular 9-12
2 Spring Hill High School Chapin, SC Regular 9-12
3 Dutch Fork High School Irmo, SC Regular 9-12
4 River Bluff High School Lexington, SC Regular 9-12
5 Chapin High School Chapin, SC Regular 9-12
6 Dreher High School Columbia, SC Regular 9-12
7 Spring Valley High School Columbia, SC Regular 9-12
8 A C Flora High School Columbia, SC Regular 9-12
9 Lugoff Elgin High School Lugoff, SC Regular 9-12
10 Gilbert High School Gilbert, SC Regular 9-12
11 SC Connections Academy Columbia, SC Charter K-12
12 Camden High School Camden, SC Regular 9-12
13 Blythewood High School Blythewood, SC Regular 9-12
14 SC Virtual Charter School Columbia, SC Charter K-12
15 Irmo High School Columbia, SC Regular 9-12
16 White Knoll High School Lexington, SC Regular 9-12
17 Saluda High School Saluda, SC Regular 9-12
18 Gray Collegiate Academy West Columbia, SC Charter 9-12
19 B C Sr High School Cayce, SC Regular 9-12
20 North Central High School Kershaw, SC Regular 9-12
21 Midlands Middle College West Columbia, SC Charter 11-12
22 Airport High School West Columbia, SC Regular 9-12
23 Richland One Charter Middle College Columbia, SC Charter 11-12
24 Odyssey Online Learning School Columbia, SC Charter 9-12
25 Ridge View High School Columbia, SC Regular 9-12
26 Pelion High School Pelion, SC Regular 9-12
27 SC Whitmore School Columbia, SC Charter 9-12
28 Richland Northeast High School Columbia, SC Regular 9-12
29 Westwood High School Blythewood, SC Regular 9-12
30 Fairfield Central High School Winnsboro, SC Regular 9-12
31 Batesburg-Leesville High School Batesburg-Leesville, SC Regular 9-12
32 Calhoun County High School St. Matthews, SC Regular 9-12
33 Swansea High School Swansea, SC Regular 9-12
34 Keenan High School Columbia, SC Regular 9-12
35 C A Johnson High School Columbia, SC Regular 9-12
36 Lower Richland High School Hopkins, SC Regular 9-12
37 Eau Claire High School Columbia, SC Regular 9-12
38 Columbia High School Columbia, SC Regular 9-12
Rank School Name City
1 Lexington High School Lexington, SC
2 Spring Hill High School Chapin, SC
3 Dutch Fork High School Irmo, SC
4 River Bluff High School Lexington, SC
5 Chapin High School Chapin, SC
6 Dreher High School Columbia, SC
7 Spring Valley High School Columbia, SC
8 A C Flora High School Columbia, SC
9 Lugoff Elgin High School Lugoff, SC
10 Gilbert High School Gilbert, SC
11 SC Connections Academy Columbia, SC
12 Camden High School Camden, SC
13 Blythewood High School Blythewood, SC
14 SC Virtual Charter School Columbia, SC
15 Irmo High School Columbia, SC
16 White Knoll High School Lexington, SC
17 Saluda High School Saluda, SC
18 Gray Collegiate Academy West Columbia, SC
19 B C Sr High School Cayce, SC
20 North Central High School Kershaw, SC
21 Midlands Middle College West Columbia, SC
22 Airport High School West Columbia, SC
23 Richland One Charter Middle College Columbia, SC
24 Odyssey Online Learning School Columbia, SC
25 Ridge View High School Columbia, SC
26 Pelion High School Pelion, SC
27 SC Whitmore School Columbia, SC
28 Richland Northeast High School Columbia, SC
29 Westwood High School Blythewood, SC
30 Fairfield Central High School Winnsboro, SC
31 Batesburg-Leesville High School Batesburg-Leesville, SC
32 Calhoun County High School St. Matthews, SC
33 Swansea High School Swansea, SC
34 Keenan High School Columbia, SC
35 C A Johnson High School Columbia, SC
36 Lower Richland High School Hopkins, SC
37 Eau Claire High School Columbia, SC
38 Columbia High School Columbia, SC

Rankings for the best high schools in the Columbia area were created independently by Carolina School Hub. The test data for this site was derived from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and South Carolina Department of Education.

You can click on a specific school name above for more information on test scores, student data and more.

High Schools in Columbia SC Area - Click any of the pushpins below to see more details on each school


High Schools on this page were drawn from the following counties:

Deciding on a High School

Deciding which Columbia area high school is best for your child requires consideration of a number of factors. Most area high schools offer a well-rounded curriculum, without an area of true specialization. Others may be more specialized in terms of their curriculum.

In addition, some high schools in Columbia and its South Carolina suburbs offer a wide range of sports and other extracurricular activities, while others offer a more limited set of opportunities. One size does not fit all when it comes to choosing a high school in the Columbia area.