Columbia Elementary School

  • Columbia Elementary School serves 503 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 80% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 86% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Columbia Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Virginia state level of 15:1.

Top Placements

Columbia Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

  • Columbia Elementary School's student population of 503 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 34 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students503 students
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Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Columbia Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,791 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Columbia Elementary School is 0.74, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall School Rank#566 out of 1791 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
80%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
86%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
17%
7%
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Hispanic
31%
15%
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Black
15%
23%
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White
31%
50%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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Diversity Score0.740.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Columbia Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFairfax County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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