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Best Middle Schools in the Columbia, SC Area

Best Middle Schools in the Columbia, SC Area Best Middle Schools in the Columbia, SC Area

Are you looking for information on top public middle schools in the Columbia area? Below you'll find rankings on some of the best Columbia-area middle 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 middle schools to the area's best charter schools including SC Connections Academy, Richland One Charter Middle College, Midlands Middle College, and SC Whitmore School.

The list below is not meant be used as a definitive guide to which Columbia-area middle 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 Middle Schools in the Columbia Area

Rank School Name City
School
Type
 
Grades
Served
1 Chapin Middle School Chapin, SC Regular 7-8
2 Dutch Fork Middle School Irmo, SC Regular 7-8
3 Meadow Glen Middle School Lexington, SC Regular 6-8
4 Blythewood Middle School Blythewood, SC Regular 6-8
5 Pleasant Hill Middle School Lexington, SC Regular 6-8
6 Crayton Middle School Columbia, SC Regular 6-8
7 Lexington Middle School Lexington, SC Regular 6-8
8 Hand Middle School Columbia, SC Regular 6-8
9 Lugoff Elgin Middle School Lugoff, SC Regular 6-8
10 Irmo Middle School Columbia, SC Regular 6-8
11 R H Fulmer Middle School Cayce, SC Regular 6-8
12 Muller Road Middle School Blythewood, SC Regular K-8
13 Dent Middle School Columbia, SC Regular 6-8
14 North Central Middle School Kershaw, SC Regular 6-8
15 Leslie M. Stover Middle School Elgin, SC Regular 6-8
16 SC Connections Academy Columbia, SC Charter K-12
17 Kelly Mill Middle School Blythewood, SC Regular 2-8
18 Carolina Springs Middle School Lexington, SC Regular 6-8
19 Sandy Run School Swansea, SC Regular PK-8
20 Camden Middle School Camden, SC Regular 6-8
21 Batesburg-Leesville Middle School Batesburg-Leesville, SC Regular 6-8
22 E L Wright Middle School Columbia, SC Regular K-8
23 Saluda Middle School Saluda, SC Regular 6-8
24 Pine Ridge Middle School West Columbia, SC Regular 6-8
25 Gilbert Middle School Gilbert, SC Regular 6-8
26 Cyril B. Busbee Creative Arts Academy Cayce, SC Regular 6-8
27 White Knoll Middle School West Columbia, SC Regular 6-8
28 Longleaf Middle School Columbia, SC Regular 6-8
29 Northside Middle School West Columbia, SC Regular 6-8
30 St Matthews K-8 School St. Matthews, SC Regular PK-8
31 W G Sanders Middle School Columbia, SC Regular 6-8
32 Summit Parkway Middle School Columbia, SC Regular K-8
33 W A Perry Middle School Columbia, SC Regular 6-8
34 Pelion Middle School Pelion, SC Regular 6-8
35 Fairfield Middle School Winnsboro, SC Regular 7-8
36 St Andrews Middle School Columbia, SC Regular 6-8
37 Alcorn Middle School Columbia, SC Regular 6-8
38 Southeast Middle School Hopkins, SC Regular 6-8
39 Hopkins Middle School Hopkins, SC Regular 6-8
40 Sandhills Middle School Gaston, SC Regular 7-8
Rank School Name City
1 Chapin Middle School Chapin, SC
2 Dutch Fork Middle School Irmo, SC
3 Meadow Glen Middle School Lexington, SC
4 Blythewood Middle School Blythewood, SC
5 Pleasant Hill Middle School Lexington, SC
6 Crayton Middle School Columbia, SC
7 Lexington Middle School Lexington, SC
8 Hand Middle School Columbia, SC
9 Lugoff Elgin Middle School Lugoff, SC
10 Irmo Middle School Columbia, SC
11 R H Fulmer Middle School Cayce, SC
12 Muller Road Middle School Blythewood, SC
13 Dent Middle School Columbia, SC
14 North Central Middle School Kershaw, SC
15 Leslie M. Stover Middle School Elgin, SC
16 SC Connections Academy Columbia, SC
17 Kelly Mill Middle School Blythewood, SC
18 Carolina Springs Middle School Lexington, SC
19 Sandy Run School Swansea, SC
20 Camden Middle School Camden, SC
21 Batesburg-Leesville Middle School Batesburg-Leesville, SC
22 E L Wright Middle School Columbia, SC
23 Saluda Middle School Saluda, SC
24 Pine Ridge Middle School West Columbia, SC
25 Gilbert Middle School Gilbert, SC
26 Cyril B. Busbee Creative Arts Academy Cayce, SC
27 White Knoll Middle School West Columbia, SC
28 Longleaf Middle School Columbia, SC
29 Northside Middle School West Columbia, SC
30 St Matthews K-8 School St. Matthews, SC
31 W G Sanders Middle School Columbia, SC
32 Summit Parkway Middle School Columbia, SC
33 W A Perry Middle School Columbia, SC
34 Pelion Middle School Pelion, SC
35 Fairfield Middle School Winnsboro, SC
36 St Andrews Middle School Columbia, SC
37 Alcorn Middle School Columbia, SC
38 Southeast Middle School Hopkins, SC
39 Hopkins Middle School Hopkins, SC
40 Sandhills Middle School Gaston, SC

Rankings for the best middle 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.

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


Choosing a Middle School

In North and South Carolina, middle school typically comprises grades six through eight. Many parents who move to the Columbia area are attracted to middle schools in towns such as Columbia SC, Lexington SC, West Columbia SC, and Blythewood SC.

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