South Columbus High School

Tel: (910)653-4073
Grades: 9-12

778 students

South Columbus High School serves 778 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.
South Columbus High School operates within the Columbus County s School District.
The school district's 70% graduation rate is lower than the NC state average of 74%.

Overview

The student population of 778 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 43 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 778 students
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 43 teachers
Students by Grade South Columbus High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.51 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 15:1
Hispanic
6%
13%
Black
24%
27%
White
66%
52%
All Ethnic Groups South Columbus High School Sch Ethnicity South Columbus High 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.
0.51 0.44
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.
50%
45%
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.
6%
8%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 8,000 students has grown by 10% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 70% has decreased from 94% over five years.
School District Name Columbus County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
19
4
Number of Students Managed 8,000 1,682
Columbus County s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 70% 74%
Columbus County s School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $65 MM $19 MM
Columbus County s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $65 MM $18 MM
Columbus County s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,989 $11,105
Columbus County s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,971 $10,880
Columbus County s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Loris High School (9.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Tabor City Middle School (4.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Williams Township Elementary School (2.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • WhitevilleWilliams Township Elementary School
    10400 James B White Hwy
    WhitevilleNC 28472
    (910)653-3791
    2.9 mi | 750 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • Tabor CityTabor City Elementary School
    203 Stake Rd
    Tabor CityNC 28463
    (910)653-3618
    3.8 mi | 505 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Tabor CityTabor City Middle School
    701 West Sixth St
    Tabor CityNC 28463
    (910)653-3637
    4.6 mi | 226 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • LorisLoris Elementary School
    901 Hwy 9 Business East
    LorisSC 29569
    (843)390-6860
    9 mi | 737 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • LorisLoris High School
    301 Loris Lions Rd
    LorisSC 29569
    (843)390-6800
    9.5 mi | 786 students | Gr. 9-12                      

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Did You Know?
Columbus County, NC public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.51, which is higher than the North Carolina average of 0.44. The most diverse school district in Columbus County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in North Carolina or national school diversity statistics.