Top 5 Best Columbia County Public Schools (2022-23)

For the 2022-23 school year, there are 9 public schools serving 3,499 students in Columbia County, AR (there are 1 private school, serving 207 private students). 94% of all K-12 students in Columbia County, AR are educated in public schools compared to the AR state average of 95%. Columbia County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Arkansas.
The top ranked public schools in Columbia County, AR are Taylor Elementary School, Emerson 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 46% (versus the Arkansas public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 43% (versus the 45% 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 40% (majority Black).

Best Columbia County Public Schools (2022-23)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Taylor Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
506 E Pine St
Taylor, AR 71861
(870) 694-5811
Grades: K-6
| 295 students
Rank: #22.
Emerson Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
508 W Main
Emerson, AR 71740
(870) 547-2218
Grades: K-6
| 166 students
Rank: #33.
Taylor High School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
506 E Pine St
Taylor, AR 71861
(870) 694-2251
Grades: 7-12
| 206 students
Rank: #44.
Emerson High School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
400 Church St
Emerson, AR 71740
(870) 547-2862
Grades: 7-12
| 139 students
Rank: #55.
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
| 578 students
Rank: #66.
Central Elementary School
Math: 46% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
456 E North St
Magnolia, AR 71753
(870) 234-4911
Grades: 3-5
| 565 students
Rank: #77.
Magnolia Junior High School
Math: 36% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
540 E North St
Magnolia, AR 71753
(870) 234-2206
Grades: 6-8
| 657 students
Rank: #88.
Magnolia High School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1400 High School Dr
Magnolia, AR 71753
(870) 234-4424
Grades: 9-12
| 786 students
Rank: n/an/a
Walker Pre-k Center
655 Hwy 79 S
Magnolia, AR 71753
(870) 234-8827
Grades: PK
| 107 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

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