Richland County School District One, South Carolina

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Richland County School District One
Richland County, South Carolina
Richland County School District One logo.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Dr. Cynthia Cash-Greene (Interim)
Enrollment:22,929 students
Graduation rate:89.6%[1]
Number of schools:49
Budget: $262.6 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Aaron Bishop
Board members:7
Term length:4
Richland County School District One is a school district in South Carolina that serves Richland County. In the 2011-2012 school year, Richland County School District One was the seventh-largest school district in South Carolina, serving 22,929 students in 49 schools with an operating budget of $262.6 million.[2]

About the district

Richland County School District One is located in Richland County, South Carolina.
Richland County School District One is located in Richland County, South Carolina. The county seat of Richland County is Richland. Richland County is home to 384,504 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[1]


Richland County overperformed in comparison to the rest of South Carolina in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 36.2 percent of Richland County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 24.6 percent for South Carolina as a whole. The median household income in Richland County was $48,420 compared to $44,623 for the state of South Carolina. The poverty rate in Richland County was 16.4 percent compared to 17.6 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2013[1]
Race Richland County (%) South Carolina (%)
White 48.1 68.3
Black or African American 46.8 27.9
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.5
Asian 2.6 1.5
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.0 1.7
Hispanic or Latino 5.0 5.3

Presidential Voting Pattern, Richland County[3]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 103,989 53,105
2008 105,656 57,941
2004 76,283 56,212
2000 62,701 49,675

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[4][5]


The interim superintendent of Richland County School District One is Dr. Cynthia Cash-Greene, who was appointed to the position in July 2014. During her career she has served as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and executive director of schools before serving as superintendent of Orangeburg Consolidated School District Three. Prior to her current role, Cash-Greene served as an education associate in the Office of School Leadership at the South Carolina Department of Education. She has both her bachelor's and master's degree from Winthrop University and her doctorate from South Carolina State University.[6]

School board

The Richland One Board of School Commissioners is a nonpartisan board that consists of seven members elected to staggered four-year terms. Three members are elected at-large and four by specific geographic district.[7]

Richland One Board of School Commissioners
Member District Term Ends
Aaron Bishop District 1 2018
Jamie L. Devine District 2 2016
Beatrice King District 3 2018
Cheryl Harris District 4 2016
Pamela Adams At-large 2016
Vince Ford At-large 2016
Dwayne Smiling At-large 2018

School board elections

See also: Richland County School District One elections (2014)

Members of the board are elected to four-year terms on a staggered basis. Three seats were up for election on November 4, 2014. Four seats will be on the ballot in November 2016.

Public participation in board meetings

Richland County School District One does not maintain a policy on public participation in board meetings.


The Richland County School District's budget is published on its website.[2]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2012-2013 $146,438,370 56.7% $0 0% $56,796,163 22% $0 0% $54,884,741 21.3% $258,119,274
2013-2014 $162,139,777 60% $0 0% $50,400,261 18.6% $0 0% $57,889,436 21.4% $270,429,474
2014-2015 $157,308,955 59.9% $0 0% $104,099,891 39.6% $0 0% $1,241,812 0.5% $262,650,758
Averages: $155,295,700.67 59% $0 0% $70,432,105 27% $0 0% $38,005,329.67 14% $263,733,168.67

Teacher salaries

Richland County teacher salaries are based on years of experience and education attainment. A teacher can earn higher salaries by pursuing advanced degrees. The following table details the salary schedule for the 2012-2013 school year.[8]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
Bachelor's degree 34,835 53,671
Bachelor's degree + 18 hours 36,495 55,500
Master's degree 40,347 61,504
Master's degree + 30 hours 41,675 65,158
Doctorate 44,622 75,013

Schools in Richland County School District One


The district served 22,929 students during the 2011-2012 school year. The district experienced a 1.4 percent decrease in enrollment between 2010 and 2012. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2010 and 2012:[9]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2009-2010 23,243 N/A
2010-2011 23,060 -0.8
2011-2012 22,929 -0.6

District schools

Richland County School District One operates 49 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[10]

Richland County School District One Schools
School Name
A. C. Flora High School
A. C. Moore Elementary School
A. J. Lewis Greenview Elementary School
Alcorn Middle School
Annie Burnside Elementary School
Arden Elementary School
Bradley Elementary School
Brennen Elementary School
Brockman Elementary School
Burton Pack Elementary School
C. A. Johnson High School
Carolina School for Inquiry
Carver-Lyon Elementary School
Caughman Road Elementary School
Columbia High School
Crayton Middle School
Dreher High School
Eau Claire High School
Edward E. Taylor Elementary School
Forest Heights Elementary School
Gadsden Elementary School
H. B. Rhame Elementary School
Hall Institute
Hand Middle School
Heyward Gibbes Middle School
Hopkins Elementary School
Hopkins Middle School
Horrell Hill Elementary School
Hyatt Park Elementary School
J. P. Thomas Elementary School
Logan Elementary School
Lower Richland High School
Meadowfield Elementary School
Mill Creek Elementary School
Pendergrass Fairwold School
Pine Grove Elementary School
Richland One Charter Middle School College
Rosewood Elementary School
Samuel A. Heyward Career and Tech Center
Sandel Elementary School
Satchel Ford Elementary School
South Kilbourne Elementary School
Southeast Middle School
St. Andrews Middle School
W. A. Perry Middle School
W. G. Sanders Middle School
W.J. Keenan High School
Watkins-Nance Elementary School
Webber School

Academic performance

The South Carolina Department of Education administers annual tests to district students called the South Carolina Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (SC PASS). These tests assess the proficiency of district students in five academic subjects including reading, math, science, social studies and writing. The following table details the percentage of students who met and exceeded proficiency levels on the SC PASS during the 2013-2014 school year:[11]

SC PASS Scores, 2013-2014[12]
Subject Meets standard (%) Exceeds standard (%)
Reading 67.5 35.3
Math 62.2 27.6
Science 59.9 20.1
Social Studies 71.3 31.9
Writing 70.9 34.1

Contact information

Richland County School District One logo.jpg
Richland County School District One
1616 Richland Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 231-7000

See also

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