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Relocation Guides for Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia Area Schools

Columbia SC Schools offer outstanding academic programs for every grade level. There are six county public school districts serving Greater Columbia South Carolina. The area is also served by many private and parochial schools. Prior to moving, parents should sign a release form at their child's school for student records to be transferred to the new school district or private school. Under South Carolina state law, children must be six years old on or before September 1 to enter first grade. An exception is made for children who have completed first grade in another state that has a different age requirement. To enter kindergarten, children must be five years old on or before September 1. Only children who have completed kindergarten in another state that has a different age requirement are exempt. Parents who do not enroll their children in a public or private kindergarten are required by law to sign a waiver to that effect.


Richland County School District One

Richland One is South Carolina's seventh-largest school district. The district manages 50 schools and education centers located from downtown Columbia out into suburban areas like St. Andrews and Lower Richland.

The district has worked hard to engage the community in its mission, vision, objectives and strategies.

Graduating students from Richland One in South Carolina

The Mission of Richland One

We are Richland One, a leader in transforming lives through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams.

Recent scholastic achievements of note include nine A.C Flora and Dreher High School seniors named semifinalists in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program; two seniors were named semifinalists in the prestigious and highly competitive 2014 National Achievement Scholarship Program, which recognizes outstanding African-American high school seniors who are high scorers in their state on the PSAT; and a 16 year-old A.C. Flora High School student was among the presenters at the 2013 South Carolina Emerging Technology Conference.  Faculty members have been honored with accolades including Outstanding New Career Technical Teacher, South Carolina Association of Career and Technical Education Teacher of the Year, South Carolina Dance Educator of the Year, and recipient of the 2012 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching in grades K-6.

Recent athletic achievements of note include five Richland One football teams competed in the first round of the state high school football championship playoffs; Richland One Elementary Water Safety and Swim Lessons program reached its 10,000th-student milestone; athletic coaches have received multiple state-wide honors for effective coaching.

Administration Building

1616 Richard Street

Columbia, SC 29201

Phone: (803) 231-7000

Facilities

7 High Schools

9 Middle Schools

28 Elementary Schools

8 Specialty Schools

2 Charter Schools

Superintendent

Dr. Craig Whitherspoon

Enrollment

22,939

Average Teacher/Student Ratio

20.5 to 1

Teacher Qualifications

67.7% with a Masters Degree or Above


Special Programs

Mathematics Education for Gifted Secondary Schools Students (MEGSSS)

Middle and High School Scholars Programs

JROTC at all high schools

Fine arts talent and development programs for elementary students

Community education programs

Special education programs

Bilingual education programs

Aeronautics and Space-themed

educational education programs

Building construction industry careers program

Engineering and Industrial Technology, Health and Human Services, and Media and Information Systems career prep programs

Adult Education - High School Diploma, GED, and ESL

Individual Education Plan education program


Richland County School District Two

Administration Building

6831 Brookfield Road

Columbia, SC 29206

Phone: (803) 787-7910

Facilities

6 High Schools

7 Middle Schools

23 Elementary Schools

2 Specialty Schools

Superintendent

Debbie Hamm

Enrollment

27,328


Special Programs

Extended care after school programs

Programs for gifted and talented students

Special education

Leader in fine arts programming

Child Development Program

Adult and community education

Modified choice and Magnet School concept at elementary, middle and high schools levels


Lexington County School District One

Administration Building

100 Tarrar Springs Road

Lexington, SC 29072

Phone: (803) 821-1299

Facilities

6 High Schools

7 Middle Schools

18 Elementary Schools

Superintendent

Dr. Karen C. Woodward

Enrollment

23,953

Average Teacher/Student Ratio

22.6 to 1 Elementary Schools

22.5 to 1 Middle Schools

23.8 to 1 High Schools

Teacher Qualifications

70.6% hold Masters Degree or above






Special Programs

Advanced Agribusiness Research

Advanced STEM Studies

Public Health and Advanced Medical Studies

World Languages and International Business

Sustainable Solutions

Law and Global Policy Development

Media Arts, Design and Production

Advanced Placement courses

Applied technology and tech prep programs

Full day kindergarten

K-6 summer enrichment program

Academic assistance programs

Alternative learning center


Lexington County School District Two

Administration Building

715 Ninth Street

West Columbia, SC 29169

Phone: (803) 796-4708

Facilities

2 High Schools

4 Middle Schools

9 Elementary Schools

1 Alternative Education

1 Adult Education

Superintendent

Dr. William B. "Bill" James, Jr.

Enrollment

8,800

Average Teacher/Student Ratio

21 to 1 Elementary Schools

22 to 1 Middle Schools

Teacher Qualifications

73% hold Masters Degree or above





Special Programs

Early morning and after school care in elementary and middle

Magnet school offerings: Fine Arts, Technology, STEM/STEAM, Gifted, and Paideia

Gifted and Talented and Advanced Placement classes

Collaborative, technology-infused media centers supporting digital and information literacy as well as 21st century skills.

By the end of the 2015/16 school year, all students (K-12) will have a district-issued tablet to aid classroom instruction, supported with a robust infrastructure that includes at least one wireless access point in each classroom and learning space.

Transition-Into-Employment for disabled students

Foreign language instruction in grades 6-12

Full-day child development (4K) and kindergarten classes available


School District Five of Lexington & Richland Counties

Administration Building

1020 Dutch Fork Road

lrmo, SC 29063

Phone: (803) 476-8000

Facilities

2 High Schools

4 Middle Schools

9 Elementary Schools

1 Alternative Education

1 Adult Education

Superintendent

Dr. Stephen W. Hefner

Enrollment

16,000

Average Teacher/Student Ratio

Child Development: 20 to 1

Kindergarten: 24 to 1

Grades 1-3: 21 to 1

Grades 4-5: 24 to 1

Grades 6-12: 25 to 1

Teacher Qualifications

66% hold Masters Degree or above









Special Programs

Program for four-year-olds

Academically gifted program and Advanced Placement

Full day kindergarten programs

Special needs education

Adult and community education

Award-winning visual and performing arts programs

Computer instruction K-12

Foreign language instruction beginning in elementary schools

Variety of co-curricular activities


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Columbia SC Area School Districts

Richland County School District One

803.231.7000

www.richlandone.org

Richland County School District Two

803.787.1910

www.richland2.org

Lexington County School District One

803.359.4178

www.lexington1.net

Lexington County School District Two

803.796.4708

www.lex2.org

Lexington & Richland County School District Five

803.732.8012 ext. 118

www.lex5.k12.sc.us

Kershaw County School District

803.432.8416

www.kershaw.k12.sc.us

Provost Academy South Carolina

803.735.9110

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