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  • LR StoryLab Reception

    About Places of Freedom
    Places of Freedom is a collection of poems, essays, and photos created by the students of Lower Richland StoryLab. This visual anthology reflects their perspectives and meditations on what freedom looks like in the rural south. 
    • Reception and Book Reveal: Thursday, August 1// Columbia Museum of art (1515 Main st. Columbia SC, 29201)//6pm-8pm
    • Screening of films: September 5th// Columbia Museum of Art // 6pm-8pm
    About Lower Richland StoryLab
    Lower Richland StoryLab was an in-school media program that focused on the issues faced by rural communities in and around Lower Richland, South Carolina in the 21st Century. With the instruction of artist-in-residence and Lower Richland native, Mahkia Greene, over 60 Lower Richland High School students have created new works of media art that examined their community’s past, told its stories, challenged misconceptions, explored challenges identified by residents, and presented a vision for the future of Lower Richland County.

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     Law Day Essay Contest for HS Students


    Law Day 2019

    The SC Bar Senior Lawyers Division

    is hosting the

    2019 Statewide Law Day Essay Contest

    Open to all High School Students


    The theme of the essay contest is “Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society.”


    Awards range in $500 - $1,000!!!


    All mailed entries are due June 7, 2019.


    (Information Packet)


    Z. Walker has been recognized as the 2018-2019 Outstanding Student in Academic Achievement by the TRIO Educational Talent Search.

    Z. Walker   

    Warrior of the Week

    2018 Lower Richland High School Graduate and JROTC Diamond Battalion Commander Selected as West Point Military Academy Preparatory School Warrior of the Week! Congratulations to Anastasia Nelson!  This is a true honor to be selected above all USMA cadets for this recognition.  Cadet Candidate Anastasia Nelson's accomplishments is a direct reflection of the Academic Preparation received at Lower Richland High School and Richland School District One!

    West Point Warrior of the Week

    Final Call for Lowest Price (European Tour)

    I am reaching out as final reminder to enroll in the upcoming tour!

    I have been informed that monthly pricing will increase in May, and as a courtesy to families I am sending this email. By enrolling now, you secure a spot on our tour and the lowest price possible. All you need is a $95 deposit to lock in the lowest price today.

    Enrolling takes 5 minutes. Go to

    Don’t wait, there are only a few spots left!

    All the best,

    Maria Paz  Velazquez

    Congratulations on 30 Years of Service

    Congratulations Ms. Scott-Haper on 30 years of service

    Students receive West Point nomination from Rep. James Clyburn

    West Point

    Parent Portal Access

    Click the link above to follow the guided instructions to setup you account today.  The District requires all parents and guardians to complete this process for the 2018-2019 school year.

    District Mission Statement

    We are Richland One, a leader in transforming lives through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams.


    Lower Richland High Mission Statement

    The mission of Lower Richland High School is to engage students in positive, productive, and innovative learning experiences in order to become successful, responsible, and competitive in a global and technological society.

    We believe that..

    • Each student has the ability to learn and to be successful.
    • Changing cultural diversity is a positive element that teaches respect and enriches society.
    • Students learn in different ways and deserve the opportunity to achieve at their own ability level. 
    • Each student must assume responsibility for his/her own potential.
    • Character matters; honesty, integrity, and mutual respect are vital.
    • Educators will use a variety of effective teaching methods and strategies with high expectations.
    • A safe and supportive environment is essential to the growth and success of all individuals.
    • Learning is a continuous process of integrated experiences that ultimately produce change. 
    • Education is the shared responsibility of the students, school, home, and community.


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Message from Our Principal

Greetings Diamond Hornet Students:

We are excited to have you return for one of the best school years ever! For the 2018-2019 academic year, our school-wide theme is “Cultivate, Collaborate, and Elevate!”

* Cultivate-we will continue to nurture our students academically and socially while supporting them in their specific areas of need.

* Collaborate-we will encourage student collaboration during school and through community services opportunities.

* Elevate-we will push our students to achieve at their highest levels.

I am honored to continue this journey with you as your principal. As we enter this new school year, we can be proud of what we have achieved at Lower Richland High School academically, athletically, and competitively. We will continue to soar to higher levels of achievement.

Our school’s dedicated faculty and staff have a common goal: To do what is best for students and to always search for better ways to achieve this goal. The policies, guidelines, and procedures in place exist to ensure that we have a safe atmosphere conducive to learning. We want you to have the best learning opportunities possible and to have a tremendous experience at Lower Richland High School! Have a great year in the Diamond Mine!


Dr. Ericka R. Hursey, Principal