Columbus Charter School

Tel: (910)655-1215
Grades: KG-6

605 students

Columbus Charter School serves 605 students in grades KG-6.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.
Columbus Charter School operates within the Columbus Charter School District.

Overview

The student population of 605 students has grown by 23% over five years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has grown by 31% over five years.
School Type Charter School
Grades Offered Grades KG-6
Total Students 605 students
Columbus Charter School Total Students (2008-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 29 teachers
Columbus Charter School Total Classroom Teachers (2008-2012)
Students by Grade Columbus Charter School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.30 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 21:1 15:1
Columbus Charter School Student : Teacher Ratio (2008-2012)
American Indian
1%
1%
Columbus Charter School American Indian (2008-2012)
Asian
n/a
2%
Columbus Charter School Asian (2010-2012)
Hispanic
n/a
13%
Columbus Charter School Hispanic (2008-2012)
Black
12%
27%
Columbus Charter School Black (2008-2012)
White
83%
52%
Columbus Charter School White (2008-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Columbus Charter School Sch Ethnicity Columbus Charter School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.30 0.64
Columbus Charter School Diversity Score (2008-2012)
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.
20%
45%
Columbus Charter School Eligible for Free Lunch (2011-2012)
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.
15% 8%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 605 students has grown by 137% over five years.
School District Name Columbus Charter School District
Number of Schools
Managed
1
4
Number of Students Managed 605 1,593
Columbus Charter  School District Number of Students Managed (2008-2012)
District Total Revenue $2 MM $19 MM
Columbus Charter  School District Total Revenue (2008-2009)
District Spending $2 MM $18 MM
Columbus Charter  School District Spending (2008-2009)
District Revenue / Student $6,816 $11,105
Columbus Charter  School District Revenue / Student (2008-2009)
District Spending / Student $7,424 $10,880
Columbus Charter  School District Spending / Student (2008-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is North Whiteville Academy (0.7 miles away).
The nearest middle school is North Whiteville Academy (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is North Whiteville Academy (0.7 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Middle Schools Middle Schools  |Elementary Elementary  |Pre-K Pre-K  |Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Whiteville North Whiteville Academy
    Alternative School
    2322 James B White Hwy Nort
    Whiteville , NC , 28472
    (910)914-4161
    Alternative School
    0.7  mi  |  23  students  |  Gr.  3-12
  • Whiteville Whiteville Primary
    805 Barbcrest Ave
    Whiteville , NC , 28472
    (910)642-4119
    0.8  mi  |  571  students  |  Gr.  PK-2
  • Whiteville Whiteville High School
    413 North Lee St
    Whiteville , NC , 28472
    (910)914-4189
    0.9  mi  |  670  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Whiteville Edgewood Elementary School
    317 East Calhoun St
    Whiteville , NC , 28472
    (910)642-3121
    1.1  mi  |  522  students  |  Gr.  3-5
  • Whiteville Central Middle School
    310 South Martin L King Jr Ave
    Whiteville , NC , 28472
    (910)642-3546
    1.4  mi  |  536  students  |  Gr.  6-8

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Recent Public School Articles
Are the Three Rs Robbing our Children?
Are the Three Rs Robbing our Children?
For far too long the American public school system has failed to address “out-of-school” factors like poverty and their impact on what happens in the classroom. As the nation continues to become increasingly diverse, many schools are adopting comprehensive approaches to education that account for the unique needs of students so that each child is prepared for their future and not just for a year-end test.
States Fight to Teach “Ignorant” Science to Students
Wyoming recently became the first state to reject the Next Generation Science Standards because of concern regarding lessons that teach human-caused climate change. Several other states have also taken measures to reject the standards, which has some education officials concerned about the quality of instruction students in those states will receive.
School-to-Prison Pipeline Persists Despite Local, State and National Efforts
Inadequate funding and resources for schools, harsh zero-tolerance discipline policies, police presence in public schools, and de facto segregation continue to create school environments in which poor and minority students have little chance of succeeding. The result is a continuation of the school-to-prison pipeline that has been commonplace in the American education system for decades, despite federal, state and local efforts to curb the problem.
Related School Videos