Columbia Academy

  • Columbia Academy serves 791 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Columbia Academy placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 34%.

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School Overview

  • Columbia Academy's student population of 791 students has grown by 19% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 43 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students791 students
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Total Classroom Teachers43 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Columbia Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,793 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Columbia Academy is 0.72, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MN)
Overall School Rank#1509 out of 1793 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
60%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
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American Indian
1%
2%
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Asian
3%
7%
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Hispanic
36%
9%
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Black
35%
11%
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White
17%
66%
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Two or more races
8%
5%
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Diversity Score0.720.54
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Eligible for Free Lunch
67%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameColumbia Heights Public School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

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  • Minneapolis Columbia Heights Senior High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 936 students
    0.4 miles
    1400 49th Ave Ne
    Minneapolis, MN 55421
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  • Minneapolis Early Childhood Special Education School
    Grades: PK | 47 students
    0.4 miles
    1460 49th Ave Ne
    Minneapolis, MN 55421
    (763)528-4429
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  • Minneapolis Anchor Alternative School
    Grades: 8-12 | 6 students
    0.5 miles
    1400 49th Ave Ne
    Minneapolis, MN 55421
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