667 Balch Road
Madison, AL 35758
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Columbia Elementary School serves 844 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Columbia Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 76% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 77% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 844 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 48%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5% in AL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 76% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 77% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Columbia Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Columbia Elementary School's student population of 844 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 50 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
844 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Columbia Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Columbia Elementary School is 0.66, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#49 out of 1263 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
12%
2%
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Hispanic
7%
9%
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Black
22%
32%
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White
52%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AL.
Diversity Score
0.66
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
6%
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School District Name

School Calendar

View the Columbia Elementary School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Event
Date
Labor Day Holiday -School Closed
September 05, 2022 (Monday)
Fall Break - School Closed
October 03, 2022 (Monday)
Veterans Day - School Closed
November 11, 2022 (Friday)
Thanksgiving Holidays - School Closed
November 21, 2022 (Monday)
Winter Break - School Closed
December 19, 2022 (Monday)
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 844 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 48%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 76% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 77% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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