Columbia Junior Senior High School

Columbia Junior Senior High School serves 557 students in grades 7 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the PA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 31%.
Columbia Junior Senior High School operates within the Columbia Borough School District.
The school district's 71% graduation rate is lower than the PA state average of 89%.

School Overview

The student population of 557 students has declined by 8% over five years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has declined by 27% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Total Students 557 students
Columbia Junior Senior High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Columbia Junior Senior High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Columbia Junior Senior High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Columbia Junior Senior High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.51 is more than the state average of 0.24. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 15:1
Columbia Junior Senior High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Hispanic
20%
9%
Columbia Junior Senior High School Black Students (1988-2014)
Black
10%
15%
Columbia Junior Senior High School Black Students (1988-2014)
White
67%
69%
Columbia Junior Senior High School White Students (1988-2014)
Two or more races
3%
3%
Columbia Junior Senior High School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Columbia Junior Senior High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.51 0.24
Columbia Junior Senior High School Diversity Score (1988-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
59%
38%
Columbia Junior Senior High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
5%
Columbia Junior Senior High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,321 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 71% has decreased from 97% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $16,235 is higher than the state average of $12,967. The district revenue/student has grown by 39% over four years.
The district spending/student of $23,481 is higher than the state average of $12,300. The district spending/student has grown by 55% over four years.
School District Name Columbia Borough School District
Number of Schools
Managed
3
3
Number of Students Managed 1,321 1,514
Columbia Borough   School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 71% 89%
Columbia Borough   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2010)
District Total Revenue $22 MM $21 MM
Columbia Borough   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $32 MM $20 MM
Columbia Borough   School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $16,235 $12,967
Columbia Borough   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $23,481 $12,300
Columbia Borough   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Eastern York High School (3.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Donegal Junior High School (2.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Taylor Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • ColumbiaTaylor Elementary School
    0.2 miles | Grades: KG-6 | 315 students45 North 9th St
    ColumbiaPA 17512
    (717)684-4010
    0.2KG-6315
  • ColumbiaPark Elementary School
    0.4 miles | Grades: KG-6 | 449 students50 South 6th St
    ColumbiaPA 17512
    (717)684-9780
    0.4KG-6449
  • WrightsvilleWrightsville Elementary School
    2.1 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 406 students320 Chestnut St
    WrightsvillePA 17368
    (717)252-3676
    2.1KG-5406
  • Mount JoyFarmdale Elementary School
    2.8 miles | Grades: KG-6 | 570 students695 Prospect Rd
    Mount JoyPA 17552
    (717)684-2206
    2.8KG-6570
  • Mount JoyDonegal Junior High School
    2.9 miles | Grades: 7-8 | 487 students915 Anderson Ferry Rd
    Mount JoyPA 17552
    (717)928-2900
    2.97-8487

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