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Richland Northeast High School

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Posted February 5, 2014

The school is great with working with what they have. The District on the other hand does not work to ensure that children understand their learning disability and does not have many programs in place for those that learn differently. Extended time and seat assignments does not teach a child how to read or understand the concepts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2014

Wonderful school. Great programs. Outstanding people. This school has something for everyone! Visit Richland Northeast and get a tour with the student ambassadors.


Posted January 13, 2014

Richland Northeast High School is an International Baccalaureate World School that also provides many exciting magnet opportunities such as Horizon (academic), iLink (technology), Palmetto Center for the Arts (PCA) and Convergence Media (broadcast and written media). The student body is diverse but incredibly welcoming with a family like atmosphere and accountability. The IB program has just been implemented in the last two years so there are some growing pains as the district and the school assimilate and communicate the opportunities that IB brings to Richland District 2 students. The international and global aspects of the IB program mesh extremely well with the diverse (and often international) student population that comes from being the feeder high school for Fort Jackson. As the wife of a Northeast graduate and the parent of two children that are currently there - I recommend it highly!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

RNEHS recently received an International Baccalaureate World School status, quite a prestigious undertaking, from what I understand of the program. Encouraging, but since my child is a freshman, I don't have much experience with the school yet. My first impressions are that, although the buildings are a bit worn out looking, there have been efforts to make physical improvements and there are devoted students, staff and parents to oversee maintaining school spirit, too. The parking lot has been redone, the media center has been renovated, the athletic field is receiving a facelift. The teachers seem dedicated and intelligent, the principal involved and visible. There are several magnet programs here, but I was one of few parents who showed for the "regular" track classes on Open House night. I think the school is aware of its challenges and is taking action. Also, the school improvement council has received top honors for its work. What concerns me is that the school sits in the middle of a neighborhood with considerable crime after the sun goes down. I wouldn't venture in after dark, yet my child walks to and from 5 days a week. Not ideal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2012

Richland Northeast has been the best experience of my life. I can honestly say if I had the option, I would not go to any other school. Our teachers truly care about each and every student and are involved in our lives. We just recently have been certified as an International Baccalaureate school and have many awesome magnet programs. Our journalism program is one of the best in the nation with a state of the art studio for broadcast students. Not only is Richland Northeast the best in the district, it is the best in the state and I'd say nation. It is impossible for me to over exaggerate how great this school is. We are a Cavalier family and every student has a niche to which they belong. It's a great school, and you'd be crazy not to go here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 17, 2012

I love RNE! I came from a private school, and many of my friends thought I was crazy for switching schools, but I love RNE! The teachers have such an amazing impact on the students.They have taught me so much about life and about the subject matter they are teaching. We have a new principal, but she is doing a great job so far. The administration is very helpful. I feel as though I can talk to them anytime. Also we have a great track record of sending kids to good schools. Last year we had graduates go to Princeton, Dartmouth, Emory, Davidson, Duke, USC Honors, and get accepted to UVA, Tulane, and many more. I feel as though all the great things about RNE are not published in the newspaper. Don't listen to people who talk badly about RNE because most of them have never even been here. We have an overwhelming amount of community and school spirit. Also we have the most AP courses available in the state of South Carolina. There are a few bad kids, but I have found everyone to be extremely nice and caring towards each other. We also had our facilities redone and they are amazing! I'm sad to be leaving this school. My advice would be to check out our Cavalier family!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 9, 2011

Teachers are great. Administration does not control the disruptive students. When a disruptive student gets sent to an administrator, the student gets a slap on the wrist and gets sent back to class. Gangs have significant influence. Good teachers and substitutes who try to teach the students get forced out of their jobs by the administration. I would not send my child to this school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 19, 2011

Richland Northeast is an incredible school! The teachers are very caring and it offers so many fantastic programs most schools can't offer. The Academics are great, the Arts program is wonderful and they also offer outstanding journalism and computer programs. As a student who had to leave Richland Northeast for another school I have found how rare a school like this is. The Horizon program has really prepared me for college and through the Palmetto Center for the Arts program I have been able to develop a wonderful talent I would otherwise not have had the opportunity for.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 19, 2011

Teachers make this school. Unfortunately, due to the state not supporting pubic education we have lost some our best teachers. Te school also suffers from a student population containing too many bad apples. These students do not care about their education and parent involvement is zero. Students see no consequences and there are gang issues. Richland Northeast could regain its 'world-class' status by enforcing discipline and not allowing expelled students to re-enroll for at least 2 semesters and on at least a 2 semester probation. The school needs to add a dean of discipline and find a custodial staff that cares about the school--not just about their contract. The school needs to reach out to the nearby military for support and encourage parent to apart of RNH as much as their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2009

My son is graduating this year. He's had a top notch education, thanks to highly capable, intelligent teachers and a warm, open atmosphere. What a wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2008

Teachers make this school operate-those that care. Unfortunately the school suffers from a student population of bad apples (about 40%) who choose not to care about their education care and parent involvement is near zero. Also too many expelled students are allowed to re-enroll- students see no consequences. And there are gang issues. The school could easily regain its 'glory' by enforcing disciplinary punishments and making expelled students wait 2 full semesters before being considered for re-enrollement. Add a dean of discipline to the administrator staff as well as a custodial staff that care about the school--not just a contract. And come up with ways for every parent to want to be at RNH as much as their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2008

I think that RNE is an amazing school. The teachers are great
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 14, 2007

I am a student at RNE, and though there is a somewhat high number of students in gangs, I wouldn't go to a different school. We have an excellent journalistic program as well as quality performing arts. Most teachers know what they are doing, though a few could care less. Change for the better is always happening. The principal is extraordinarily nice. As far as safety and discipline, there is no way that you can protect against all crime without turning it into a prison. We have a few resource officers near the school as well as about 7 administrators. Overall I would say that this school is a better choice than the competing schools surrounding it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 8, 2006

Good: Only top 1000 high schools in region #758. School facilities (1978) have been revamped in science, art, and media center. Their Palmetto Center for the Arts is a 2005 Kennedy Center creative ticket winner. District spending mass money at RNHS to increase learning, decrease poor PR. Also a big 2005 Federal Grant was awarded. Athletics. Teachers make this school operate. Bad: School suffers from overt transitional student population who don't care, nill parent involvement. Particular faculty allowed to build kingdoms in their departments and do not share teaching workload. Allows many expelled students to re-enroll making discipline problems. Some gang issues. Improvements: Disciplinary punishments not severe enough, ignored by students. Need more administrators, more custodians needed. Projection: RNHS just as good as the other 3 HS in the district (SV,BHS,RVHS) but is slandered by city newspaper and other enrollment zone teachers and observing parents who don't know the schools vices.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 12, 2005

RNE offers alot of wonderful activities, but there is just too much gang activity. Kick out the riff-raff and it would be 100% better. My two daughters are naive and want to see the best in everyone and sometimes they put their faith in the wrong people. It really scares me the people they have to encounter on a day to day basis. I wish my kids didn't have to go there. I would pull them out in a minute if I could. It is such a large school too that nobody knows you. There is no personal touch, which we are not used to. It is hard for kids that are shy to flourish when there is sooo much of everything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

I am writing this as a past student and sibling of a present student that attends RNE. The reviews on this school that i have seen are only half truths. Lets take into consideration that gang activity is very high. All though there are few teachers that actually care about working and helping the students. The majority of the teachers dont care if their students pass or fail. The principal is rarely around. RNE i can say have a few things going for them but your cant have a post with just people saying one thing.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 13, 2005

RNE is an extraordinary school. It offers a breadth and depth of academics that no other school in the Midlands can match at all levels. It is well run. It seems that the administration and faculty are always looking for innovative ways to make education more exciting. Just as important, the students look happy to be there. Two of my sons have graduated and gone on to great success in college - they were very well prepared by the teachers at RNE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2004

My daughter recently attended to Richland Northeast High School! She then had to be transferred to another high school because we moved and because of her behavior. Although she had excellent grades, her behavior was still bad. She didn't realize until she left that Richland Northeast what a great school. The teachers taught, the surroundings were better, a better environment for her to learn was at Richland northeast High. She would tell me those things all of the time. She would complain to me all the time about how she wanted to go back, but I would tell her that she missed out. So I think Richland Northeast is a great school because my daughter still talks about it until this day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

Love the school! The programs and people are friendly and helpful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2003

Both of my children have had a very positive experience and they are two very different people.the school does a good job of getting all the students actively involved.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 91% in 2013.

354 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

359 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % level 2, 3, or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) to test grade 10 students in English/Language Arts and Math. The HSAP is a high school graduation requirement. The HSAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 2.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students88%
Female88%
Male87%
African-American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled53%
Not disabled92%
English language learners81%
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant88%

Math

All Students79%
Female84%
Male74%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled54%
Not disabled82%
English language learners71%
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant79%
Scale: % level 2, 3, or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) to test grade 10 students in English/Language Arts and Math. The HSAP is a high school graduation requirement. The HSAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 2.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Applied Biology

The state average for Applied Biology was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 80% in 2013.

361 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
69%
English I

The state average for English I was 77% in 2013.

426 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
69%
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

The state average for Mathematics for the Technologies 2 was 67% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 60% in 2011.

493 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
58%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 95% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 57% in 2013.

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
54%
Scale: %D, C, B, A

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) to test middle and high school students in Algebra I, Mathematics for the Technologies II, Biology I, English I, US History, and US History and Government. The EOCEP provides tests in high school core courses and for courses taken in middle school for high school credit. The EOCEP is a standards-based test program, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score a C or above.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 66% 36%
White 21% 53%
Hispanic 8% 6%
Asian 3% 1%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Dent Middle School
Wright Middle School
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Newsweek's Best 1,000 (2007)
  • Creative Ticket National School of Distinction (2006)
  • Palmetto Gold (2005)

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Significant developmental delay

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:35 a.m.
School end time
  • 3:26 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Ralph Schmidt
Fax number
  • (803) 736-8750

Programs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Significant developmental delay
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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Parent involvement
  • Parents and community members join the richland northeast high school education foundation and the school improvement council and are encouraged to volunteer in a number of areas. we send a weekly newsletter to an optin e-mail list and a monthly print newsletter to all registered families.
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7500 Brookfield Rd
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