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Best Elementary Schools in the Columbia, SC Area

BBest Elementary Schools in the Columbia, SC Area Best Elementary Schools in the Columbia, SC Area Are you looking for information on the top public elementary schools in the Columbia area? Below you'll find rankings on some of the best Columbia-area elementary schools including Rosewood Elementary School, Brockman Elementary School, New Providence Elementary School, and Lake Murray Elementary School. We also have data to help you compare such top traditional public elementary schools to the area's best charter schools including East Point Academy, Carolina School for Inquiry,

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



Top Elementary Schools in the Columbia Area

Rank School Name City
School
Type
 
Grades
Served
1 E. L. Wright Middle School Columbia, SC Regular K-8
2 Rosewood Elementary School Columbia, SC Regular K-5
3 Brockman Elementary School Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
4 Muller Road Middle School Blythewood, SC Regular K-8
5 New Providence Elementary School Lexington, SC Regular K-5
6 Lake Murray Elementary School Lexington, SC Regular PK-5
7 Round Top Elementary School Blythewood, SC Regular PK-5
8 Brennen Elementary School Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
9 Satchel Ford Elementary School Columbia, SC Regular K-5
10 Midway Elementary School Lexington, SC Regular PK-5
11 Meadow Glen Elementary School Lexington, SC Regular K-5
12 Lake Carolina Elementary Upper Campus Blythewood, SC Regular 3-5
13 Summit Parkway Middle School Columbia, SC Regular K-8
14 Pleasant Hill Elementary School Lexington, SC Regular PK-5
15 Bethel-Hanberry Elementary School Blythewood, SC Regular PK-5
16 Rocky Creek Elementary School Lexington, SC Regular PK-5
17 Deerfield Elementary School Lexington, SC Regular PK-5
18 Bookman Road Elementary School Elgin, SC Regular PK-5
19 Catawba Trail Elementary School Elgin, SC Regular PK-5
20 Mt. Pisgah Elementary School Kershaw, SC Regular PK-5
21 GREEN Charter School of the Midlands Irmo, SC Other K-8
22 Oak Grove Elementary School Lexington, SC Regular PK-5
23 Forest Lake Elementary School Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
24 Springdale Elementary School West Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
25 Langford Elementary School Blythewood, SC Regular PK-5
26 Hollywood Elementary School Saluda, SC Regular PK-5
27 Kelly Miller Elementary School Winnsboro, SC Regular PK-6
28 Fairfield Magnet for Math and Science Winnsboro, SC Regular PK-6
29 East Point Academy West Columbia, SC Charter PK-8
30 Lexington Elementary School Lexington, SC Regular PK-5
31 Red Bank Elementary School Lexington, SC Regular PK-5
32 White Knoll Elementary School West Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
33 Pine Tree Hill Elementary School Camden, SC Regular PK-5
34 Rice Creek Elementary School Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
35 Bridge Creek Elementary School Elgin, SC Regular PK-5
36 Lugoff Elementary School Lugoff, SC Regular PK-5
37 Sandlapper Elementary School Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
38 Saxe Gotha Elementary School Lexington, SC Regular PK-5
39 Camden Elementary Camden, SC Regular PK-5
40 Meadowfield Elementary School Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
41 Geiger Elementary School Ridgeway, SC Regular PK-6
42 A. C. Moore Elementary School Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
43 North Springs Elementary School Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
44 Killian Elementary School Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
45 Baron Dekalb Elementary School Camden, SC Regular PK-5
46 Pontiac Elementary School Elgin, SC Regular PK-5
47 Wateree Elementary School Lugoff, SC Regular PK-5
48 L. B. Nelson Elementary School Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
49 Gilbert Elementary School Gilbert, SC Regular PK-5
50 Carolina Springs Elementary School Lexington, SC Regular PK-5
51 Herbert A. Wood Elementary School West Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
52 Sandy Run School Swansea, SC Regular PK-8
53 Riverbank Elementary School West Columbia, SC Other PK-5
54 Doby's Mill Elementary School Lugoff, SC Regular PK-5
55 Polo Road Elementary School Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
56 Batesburg-Leesville Elementary School Batesburg-Leesville, SC Regular 3-5
57 Blaney Elementary School Elgin, SC Regular K-5
58 Saluda River Academy for the Arts West Columbia, SC Regular K-5
59 Windsor Elementary School Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
60 Gadsden Elementary School Gadsden, SC Regular PK-5
61 Caughman Road Elementary School Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
62 Bethune Elementary School Bethune, SC Regular PK-5
63 Pelion Elementary School Pelion, SC Regular PK-5
64 H. B. Rhame Elementary School Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
65 South Kilbourne Elementary School Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
66 Bradley Elementary School Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
67 Joseph Keels Elementary School Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
68 Carolina School for Inquiry Columbia, SC Charter PK-6
69 St. Matthews K-8 School St. Matthews, SC Regular PK-8
70 L. W. Conder Elementary School Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
71 Saluda Elementary School , Regular 3-5
72 Annie Burnside Elementary School Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
73 Sandel Elementary School Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
74 Logan Elementary School Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
75 Watkins-Nance Elementary School Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
76 Mill Creek Elementary School Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
77 Horrell Hill Elementary School Hopkins, SC Regular PK-5
78 Jackson Elementary School Camden, SC Regular PK-5
79 Congaree Elementary School West Columbia, SC Regular 2-5
80 Webber School Eastover, SC Regular PK-5
81 Forts Pond Elementary School Pelion, SC Regular K-5
82 Hopkins Elementary School Hopkins, SC Regular PK-5
83 Burton Pack Elementary School Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
84 A. J. Lewis Greenview Elementary School Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
85 J. P. Thomas Elementary School Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
86 Kelly Mill Middle School Blythewood, SC Regular 2-8
87 Midway Elementary School Cassatt, SC Regular PK-5
88 Pine Grove Elementary School Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
89 Forest Heights Elementary School Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
90 Arden Elementary School Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
91 Jackson Creek Elementary School Columbia, SC Other PK-5
92 Carver-Lyon Elementary School Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
93 Fairfield Elementary School Winnsboro, SC Regular PK-6
94 Edward E. Taylor Elementary School Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
95 Frances F. Mack Intermediate School Gaston, SC Regular 5-6
96 Cayce Elementary School Cayce, SC Other PK-5
97 Sandhills Elementary School Swansea, SC Regular 3-4
98 Hyatt Park Elementary School Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
Rank School Name City
1 E. L. Wright Middle School Columbia, SC
2 Rosewood Elementary School Columbia, SC
3 Brockman Elementary School Columbia, SC
4 Muller Road Middle School Blythewood, SC
5 New Providence Elementary School Lexington, SC
6 Lake Murray Elementary School Lexington, SC
7 Round Top Elementary School Blythewood, SC
8 Brennen Elementary School Columbia, SC
9 Satchel Ford Elementary School Columbia, SC
10 Midway Elementary School Lexington, SC
11 Meadow Glen Elementary School Lexington, SC
12 Lake Carolina Elementary Upper Campus Blythewood, SC
13 Summit Parkway Middle School Columbia, SC
14 Pleasant Hill Elementary School Lexington, SC
15 Bethel-Hanberry Elementary School Blythewood, SC
16 Rocky Creek Elementary School Lexington, SC
17 Deerfield Elementary School Lexington, SC
18 Bookman Road Elementary School Elgin, SC
19 Catawba Trail Elementary School Elgin, SC
20 Mt. Pisgah Elementary School Kershaw, SC
21 GREEN Charter School of the Midlands Irmo, SC
22 Oak Grove Elementary School Lexington, SC
23 Forest Lake Elementary School Columbia, SC
24 Springdale Elementary School West Columbia, SC
25 Langford Elementary School Blythewood, SC
26 Hollywood Elementary School Saluda, SC
27 Kelly Miller Elementary School Winnsboro, SC
28 Fairfield Magnet for Math and Science Winnsboro, SC
29 East Point Academy West Columbia, SC
30 Lexington Elementary School Lexington, SC
31 Red Bank Elementary School Lexington, SC
32 White Knoll Elementary School West Columbia, SC
33 Pine Tree Hill Elementary School Camden, SC
34 Rice Creek Elementary School Columbia, SC
35 Bridge Creek Elementary School Elgin, SC
36 Lugoff Elementary School Lugoff, SC
37 Sandlapper Elementary School Columbia, SC
38 Saxe Gotha Elementary School Lexington, SC
39 Camden Elementary Camden, SC
40 Meadowfield Elementary School Columbia, SC
41 Geiger Elementary School Ridgeway, SC
42 A. C. Moore Elementary School Columbia, SC
43 North Springs Elementary School Columbia, SC
44 Killian Elementary School Columbia, SC
45 Baron Dekalb Elementary School Camden, SC
46 Pontiac Elementary School Elgin, SC
47 Wateree Elementary School Lugoff, SC
48 L. B. Nelson Elementary School Columbia, SC
49 Gilbert Elementary School Gilbert, SC
50 Carolina Springs Elementary School Lexington, SC
51 Herbert A. Wood Elementary School West Columbia, SC
52 Sandy Run School Swansea, SC
53 Riverbank Elementary School West Columbia, SC
54 Doby's Mill Elementary School Lugoff, SC
55 Polo Road Elementary School Columbia, SC
56 Batesburg-Leesville Elementary School Batesburg-Leesville, SC
57 Blaney Elementary School Elgin, SC
58 Saluda River Academy for the Arts West Columbia, SC
59 Windsor Elementary School Columbia, SC
60 Gadsden Elementary School Gadsden, SC
61 Caughman Road Elementary School Columbia, SC
62 Bethune Elementary School Bethune, SC
63 Pelion Elementary School Pelion, SC
64 H. B. Rhame Elementary School Columbia, SC
65 South Kilbourne Elementary School Columbia, SC
66 Bradley Elementary School Columbia, SC
67 Joseph Keels Elementary School Columbia, SC
68 Carolina School for Inquiry Columbia, SC
69 St. Matthews K-8 School St. Matthews, SC
70 L. W. Conder Elementary School Columbia, SC
71 Saluda Elementary School ,
72 Annie Burnside Elementary School Columbia, SC
73 Sandel Elementary School Columbia, SC
74 Logan Elementary School Columbia, SC
75 Watkins-Nance Elementary School Columbia, SC
76 Mill Creek Elementary School Columbia, SC
77 Horrell Hill Elementary School Hopkins, SC
78 Jackson Elementary School Camden, SC
79 Congaree Elementary School West Columbia, SC
80 Webber School Eastover, SC
81 Forts Pond Elementary School Pelion, SC
82 Hopkins Elementary School Hopkins, SC
83 Burton Pack Elementary School Columbia, SC
84 A. J. Lewis Greenview Elementary School Columbia, SC
85 J. P. Thomas Elementary School Columbia, SC
86 Kelly Mill Middle School Blythewood, SC
87 Midway Elementary School Cassatt, SC
88 Pine Grove Elementary School Columbia, SC
89 Forest Heights Elementary School Columbia, SC
90 Arden Elementary School Columbia, SC
91 Jackson Creek Elementary School Columbia, SC
92 Carver-Lyon Elementary School Columbia, SC
93 Fairfield Elementary School Winnsboro, SC
94 Edward E. Taylor Elementary School Columbia, SC
95 Frances F. Mack Intermediate School Gaston, SC
96 Cayce Elementary School Cayce, SC
97 Sandhills Elementary School Swansea, SC
98 Hyatt Park Elementary School Columbia, SC

Rankings for the best elementary 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 elementary school test scores, student data and more.

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


Choosing an Elementary School in the Columbia Area

When comparing regular Columbia-area elementary schools to charter and magnet schools, one should keep in mind the differences between charter schools, magnet schools and traditional public schools.

Magnet schools are in most cases alternative public schools that offer a specialized curriculum. At the highest level, North and South Carolina magnet schools and traditional elementary schools tend to be managed by the same entity - the county school superintendent's office. Magnet schools normally can accept students from anywhere in the county in which they are located, and often limit the acceptance pool through a lottery system.

Charter schools, on the other hand, are each independently managed. They tend to accept students not only from the county in which they're located, but surrounding counties as well. Like magnets, charters tend to use a lottery-based acceptance method.

Regular elementary schools are sometimes called "zoned schools," "neighborhood schools" or "zip code schools." This is because they accept students from a limited geographical area - such as a town or a specific set of subdivisions. Regular schools do not tend to use a lottery system. Regular elementary schools are the most common kinds of schools in North and South Carolina.

Which Elementary Schools are Covered in the Columbia Area

We hope you find the ratings and other information on elementary schools in the Columbia area to be useful. Elementary Schools on this page were drawn from the following counties: