Columbia Junior Senior High School

901 Ironville Pk

Columbia, PA 17512-9513

Tel: (717)684-7500
Grades: 7-12

511 students

Columbia Junior Senior High School serves 511 students in grades 7-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the PA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the state average of 29%.
Columbia Junior Senior High School operates within the Columbia Borough School District.
The school district's 83% graduation rate is lower than the PA state average of 88%.

Overview

The student population of 511 students has declined by 10% over five years.
The teacher population of 47 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Total Students 511 students
Gender % 54% Male / 46%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 47 teachers
Students by Grade Columbia Junior Senior High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.47 is more than the state average of 0.23. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1 14:1
Hispanic
15%
8%
Black
11%
16%
White
71%
71%
All Ethnic Groups Columbia Junior Senior High School Sch Ethnicity Columbia Junior Senior 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.
0.47 0.23
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.
52%
34%
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.
8%
6%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,321 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 83% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Columbia Borough School District
Number of Schools
Managed
3
3
Number of Students Managed 1,321 1,682
Columbia Borough   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 83% 88%
Columbia Borough   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $20 MM $21 MM
Columbia Borough   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $20 MM $20 MM
Columbia Borough   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $14,820 $12,476
Columbia Borough   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $14,608 $11,944
Columbia Borough   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Eastern York High School (3.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Donegal Middle School (2.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Taylor Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • ColumbiaTaylor Elementary School
    45 North 9th St
    ColumbiaPA 17512
    (717)684-4010
    0.2 mi | 346 students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • ColumbiaPark Elementary School
    50 South 6th St
    ColumbiaPA 17512
    (717)684-9780
    0.4 mi | 464 students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • WrightsvilleWrightsville Elementary School
    320 Chestnut St
    WrightsvillePA 17368
    (717)252-3676
    2.1 mi | 401 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • Mount JoyFarmdale Elementary School
    695 Prospect Rd
    Mount JoyPA 17552
    (717)684-2206
    2.8 mi | 513 students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • MariettaDonegal Middle School
    1175 River Rd
    MariettaPA 17547
    (717)426-4915
    2.9 mi | 708 students | Gr. 6-8                      

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Lancaster County, PA 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 0.30, which is higher than the Pennsylvania average of 0.23. The most diverse school district in Lancaster County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Pennsylvania or national school diversity statistics.