Top 5 Best Columbia County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 9 public schools serving 3,530 students in Columbia County, AR (there are 1 private school, serving 250 private students). 93% of all K-12 students in Columbia County, AR are educated in public schools (compared to the AR state average of 94%).
The top ranked public schools in Columbia County, AR are Emerson Elementary School, Taylor Elementary School and Taylor High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Columbia County, AR public schools have an average math proficiency score of 35% (versus the Arkansas public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 38% (versus the 40% statewide average). Schools in Columbia County have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Arkansas public schools.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Arkansas public school average of 41% (majority Black).

Best Public Schools in Columbia County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Emerson Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
508 W Main
Emerson, AR 71740
(870) 547-2218
Grades: K-6
| 173 students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Taylor Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
506 E Pine St
Taylor, AR 71861
(870) 694-5811
Grades: K-6
| 296 students
Rank: #33.
Taylor High School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
506 E Pine St
Taylor, AR 71861
(870) 694-2251
Grades: 7-12
| 211 students
Rank: #44.
East Side Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 30-34% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1310 Hollensworth St
Magnolia, AR 71753
(870) 234-5611
Grades: K-2
| 592 students
Rank: #55.
Emerson High School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
400 Church St
Emerson, AR 71740
(870) 547-2862
Grades: 7-12
| 146 students
Rank: #66.
Central Elementary School
(Math: 37% | Reading: 27%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
456 E North St
Magnolia, AR 71753
(870) 234-4911
Grades: 3-6
| 547 students
Rank: #77.
Magnolia Middle School
(Math: 31% | Reading: 32%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
540 E North St
Magnolia, AR 71753
(870) 234-2206
Grades: 6-8
| 643 students
Rank: #88.
Magnolia High School
(Math: 17% | Reading: 31%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1400 High School Dr
Magnolia, AR 71753
(870) 234-4424
Grades: 9-12
| 808 students
Rank: n/an/a
Walker Pre-k Center
655 Hwy 79 S
Magnolia, AR 71753
(870) 234-8827
Grades: PK
| 114 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Columbia County, AR

Columbia County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
202 Walnut St
Mc Neil, AR 71752
(870) 695-3312
Grades: PK-6
| 129 students
202 Walnut St
Mc Neil, AR 71752
(870) 695-3342
Grades: 7-12
| 108 students
Po Box 367
Waldo, AR 71770
(870) 693-5921
Grades: PK-6
| 194 students
Po Box 367
Waldo, AR 71770
(870) 693-5825
Grades: 7-12
| 170 students
655 Highway 79 South
Magnolia, AR 71753
(870) 234-4424
Grades: 7-12
| 97 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Columbia County, AR?
The top ranked public schools in Columbia County, AR include Emerson Elementary School, Taylor Elementary School and Taylor High School.
How many public schools are located in Columbia County, AR?
9 public schools are located in Columbia County, AR.
What percentage of students in Columbia County, AR go to public school?
93% of all K-12 students in Columbia County, AR are educated in public schools (compared to the AR state average of 94%).
What is the racial composition of students in Columbia County, AR?
Columbia County, AR public schools minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Arkansas public schools average of 41% (majority Black).

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