Columbia Academy

900 49th Ave Ne
Minneapolis, MN 55421
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Columbia Academy serves 684 students in grades 6-8.
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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 45%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 24% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 53%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Minnesota state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 37% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 684 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 84%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MN
  • Math Proficiency
    : 10% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Columbia Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Minnesota for:

School Overview

Columbia Academy's student population of 684 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
684 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
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School Rankings

Columbia Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,734 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Columbia Academy is 0.71, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MN)
Overall Testing Rank
#1620 out of 1734 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
10%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
2%
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Asian
4%
7%
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Hispanic
42%
10%
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Black
29%
12%
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White
16%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
26%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
14%
6%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Columbia Academy's ranking?
Columbia Academy is ranked #1620 out of 1,734 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Minnesota.
What schools are Columbia Academy often compared to?
Columbia Academyis often viewed alongside schools like Global Academy, Fridley Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
10% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 45% MN state average), while 24% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 53% MN state average).
How many students attend Columbia Academy?
684 students attend Columbia Academy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
42% of Columbia Academy students are Hispanic, 29% of students are Black, 16% of students are White, 8% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Columbia Academy?
Columbia Academy has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 14:1.
What grades does Columbia Academy offer ?
Columbia Academy offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Columbia Academy part of?

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 684 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 84%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 10% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

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