Columbia Central School

  • Columbia Central School serves 617 students in grades 5-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 14% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 20% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 51%.

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School Overview

  • Columbia Central School's student population of 617 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 51 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Total Students617 students
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Total Classroom Teachers51 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Columbia Central School's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Columbia Central School is 0.72, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank#3124 out of 3,544 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
32%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Columbia Central School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Columbia Central School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio12:116:1
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Asian
n/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Columbia Central School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Hispanic
28%
26%
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Black
28%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Columbia Central School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
35%
49%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Columbia Central School and the percentage of White public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
9%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Columbia Central School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Columbia Central School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.720.68
This chart display the diversity score of Columbia Central School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
61%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Columbia Central School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Columbia Central School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSteger SD 194 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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