About River Bluff High School

River Bluff High School is an EL Education high school serving students in grades 9-12 in Lexington County School District One. Engaged in developing a 21st century system of learning, River Bluff High School’s goal is to graduate all students who are college, career, and citizenship ready through a personalized learning experience. At River Bluff we are CREW, not passengers.


River Bluff High School opened August 2013 as the first EL Education high school in South Carolina. A joint architectural venture between Jumper Carter Sease and CJMW Architecture firm, the 525,000 square foot school facility was constructed by China Construction America of South Carolina, Inc. and managed by Cumming. Nestled on 146.16 acres of land off of historic Corley Mill Road, the core facility has a capacity of 2500 students. The scope of the project includes plans for Silver LEED Certification and includes: flexible and collaborative learning spaces, a learning commons, performing arts center, coffee shop and cafeteria, dual gyms, state of the art media arts and music technology labs, wireless network capabilities, fully developed athletic facilities, an art gallery and student run school store – Gatortown. The school’s mascot is the “Gator” and our motto is “Work hard. Get smart. Do good.”

What makes River Bluff unique?

  • 21st century curriculum and learning strategies
  • EL Education High School
  • CREW
  • Virtual and blended learning environments for both students and for professional learning of teachers
  • Strong community partnerships
  • One to one mobile computing for every student
  • Flexible Modular Scheduling
  • Joint emphasis on character and academics
  • Formative and summative assessments for learning
  • Two Centers for Advanced Study – Center for Media Arts, Design and Production and Center for Law and Global Policy Development


Lexington County School District One Mission and Vision

Preparing a new generation of leaders and global citizens


The mission of Lexington County School District One — where caring people, academics, the arts and athletics connect — is to prepare 21st century graduates while serving as the center for community learning.

Therefore, we will provide:

  • an array of exceptional learning experiences in a high-performance culture of excellence that sets high expectations for every student.

  • opportunities to develop talents, interests and skills through choices from a comprehensive system of 21st century learning experiences in the arts, academics and athletics.
  • various innovative learning delivery and support systems to personalize learning and to ensure that our students are learning sophisticated 21st century skills, knowledge and attitudes.
  • opportunities to practice leadership and citizenship in a global context.
  • access by the community to a range of learning and participatory community experiences throughout life.
  • a learning environment and professional culture of caring and support.


The graduates of Lexington County School District One are a new generation of leaders and global citizens who are self-directed, creative, collaborative, caring and multilingual and who flourish in a global, competitive 21st century.

Our graduates are confident in academics, sophisticated in learning, accomplished in 21st century skills, global in orientation and prepared as leaders and citizens of our democracy.


  • Our schools serve as the center for community learning.
  • Our students are engaged in high quality learning and are provided an exceptional array of 21st century learning experiences.
  • Our collaborative and innovative organization for learning develops self-directed, creative and collaborative graduates.
  • Our culture and our academics develop leadership and citizenship skills for the global world and for our democracy.
  • All stakeholders accept collective responsibility for the sophisticated learning of our students.
  • Each student receives the personal support necessary to reach his or her goals through a caring environment that advocates for students and works to eliminate barriers to learning.






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