We Are Richland One!
We Are Richland One, a nationally accredited school district building on a rich history and tradition of excellence.
South Carolina’s ninth-largest school district, our 23,000 students represent 50 countries and as many languages. With 52 schools and special centers, our district stretches over 480 square miles and encompasses urban, suburban and rural communities. Our location in the Palmetto State’s capital city gives our students and employees access to advantages you won’t find anywhere else – innovative academic programs, unique partnerships with businesses, higher education institutions and the faith community, as well as unlimited cultural opportunities.
Building robots, observing surgical procedures, repairing diesel engines and flying simulated space missions are just a few of the unique educational experiences that we offer our students. We recognize that students learn in different ways and have different interests. We also understand that parents want choices when it comes to the education of their children. Among our diverse offerings are Montessori programs, International Baccalaureate and other advanced academic programs, foreign language and international programs, visual and performing arts, career and technology education programs, and our Digital Learning Environment initiative. Richland One is also home to South Carolina’s only Challenger Learning Center for space science education.
Our students represent the next generation of educators, scientists, artists, entrepreneurs and leaders. Year after year, our graduates go on to attend some of the nation’s most prestigious colleges and universities. The Richland One Class of 2015 earned more than $66.9 million in scholarships and other financial aid, setting a new district record. Our sports teams and individual student-athletes won 12 state championships in the 2014-2015 school year alone.