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Columbia High School (Columbia, South Carolina)

Columbia High School a public high school in the St. Andrews area of Columbia, South Carolina, United States, which was built in 1975. Columbia High School was originally housed in the former Columbia Female Academy (established 1816) at 1323 Washington Street at the corner with Marion Street. This building was leased to the Richland County Commissioners of Schools in 1884. The school became Columbia's first public high school in 1895 as the Washington Street School. The original Columbia High School building was constructed in 1915 on that site.

Columbia High School
1701 Westchester Drive
Columbia, South Carolina 29210
United States
Coordinates 34°3′0″N 81°5′30″W / 34.05000°N 81.09167°W / 34.05000; -81.09167Coordinates: 34°3′0″N 81°5′30″W / 34.05000°N 81.09167°W / 34.05000; -81.09167
Type College Prep
Founded 1884[1]
School district Richland County School District One
Principal Shenequa Coles
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 751[2]
Color(s) Maroon and gold          
Mascot Capitals
Affiliation Public




Columbia High fields teams in the following sports:

  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Softball
  • Baseball
  • Track & field
  • Wrestling
  • Cross country
  • Cheerleading
  • Color guard


  • Art Club
  • Chess Club
  • Debate
  • Drama
  • Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)
  • Math Team
  • Beta Club
  • FBLA
  • Future Homemakers of America (FHA)
  • Key Club
  • Marching, Concert, and Jazz Bands
  • National Honor Society (NHS)
  • Students in Action for Education (SAE)
  • Varsity Quiz Bowl
  • Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA)

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ "History". Retrieved November 10, 2013.
  2. ^ "Demographics". Retrieved November 10, 2013.

External linksEdit


  • Maxey, Russell The Columbia High School Story, Palmetto Publishing Company, Columbia, SC, 1984. ISBN 0-9613853-0-8