South Columbus High School

Tel: (910)653-4073
Grades 9-12
765 students
South Columbus High School serves 765 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the NC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 49%.
South Columbus High School operates within the Columbus County s School District.
The school district's 69% graduation rate is lower than the NC state average of 76%.

School Overview

The student population of 765 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 765 students
South Columbus High School Total Students (1993-2014)
Gender % South Columbus High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
South Columbus High School Total Teachers (1993-2014)
Students by Grade South Columbus High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.45 is equal to the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 16:1
South Columbus High School Student Teacher Ratio (1993-2014)
Hispanic
7%
15%
South Columbus High School Black Students (1998-2014)
Black
21%
26%
South Columbus High School Black Students (1993-2014)
White
71%
51%
South Columbus High School White Students (1993-2014)
Two or more races
1%
4%
South Columbus High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups South Columbus High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown NC 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.
0.45 0.45
South Columbus High School Diversity Score (1993-2014)
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.
40%
47%
South Columbus High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1993-2014)
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.
6%
7%
South Columbus High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 6,102 students has decreased by 15% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 69% has decreased from 94% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $9,367 is less than the state average of $10,864. The district revenue/student has grown by 17% over four years.
The district spending/student of $9,228 is less than the state average of $10,591. The district spending/student has grown by 12% over four years.
School District Name Columbus County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
19
1
Number of Students Managed 6,102 1,120
Columbus County s School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 69% 76%
Columbus County s School District Graduation Rate (2001-2010)
District Total Revenue $65 MM $18 MM
Columbus County s School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $64 MM $18 MM
Columbus County s School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $9,367 $10,864
Columbus County s School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $9,228 $10,591
Columbus County s School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public 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 Grades Students
  • WhitevilleWilliams Township Elementary School
    2.9 miles | Grades: PK-8 | 692 students10400 James B White Hwy
    WhitevilleNC 28472
    (910)653-3791
    2.9PK-8692
  • Tabor CityTabor City Elementary School
    3.8 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 403 students203 Stake Rd
    Tabor CityNC 28463
    (910)653-3618
    3.8PK-5403
  • Tabor CityTabor City Middle School
    4.6 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 229 students701 West Sixth St
    Tabor CityNC 28463
    (910)653-3637
    4.66-8229
  • LorisLoris Elementary School
    9 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 709 students901 Hwy 9 Business East
    LorisSC 29569
    (843)390-6860
    9PK-5709
  • LorisLoris High School
    9.5 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 788 students301 Loris Lions Rd
    LorisSC 29569
    (843)390-6800
    9.59-12788

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