Columbia Elementary School

667 Balch Road
Madison, AL 35758
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Columbia Elementary School serves 865 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
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 18:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Columbia Elementary School's student population of 865 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students865 students
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Total Classroom Teachers48 teachers
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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 0.63, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState 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 Ratio18:117:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
11%
1%
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Hispanic
4%
8%
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Black
22%
33%
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White
56%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.630.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
15%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMadison City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Columbia Elementary School is Bob Jones High School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Liberty Middle School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is West Madison Elementary School (1.3 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Madison Liberty Middle School Math: 75% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: 7-8 | 900 students
    0.8 miles
    281 Dock Murphy Dr
    Madison, AL 35758
    (256) 430-0001
    0.8 7-8 900
  • Madison West Madison Elementary School Math: 80% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-6 | 442 students
    1.3 miles
    4976 Wall Triana Hwy
    Madison, AL 35758
    (256) 837-1189
    1.3 PK-6 442
  • Madison Heritage Elementary School Math: 82% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: K-6 | 912 students
    1.4 miles
    11775 County Line Rd
    Madison, AL 35758
    (256) 772-2075
    1.4 K-6 912
  • Madison Discovery Middle School Math: 73% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: 7-8 | 847 students
    1.6 miles
    1304 Hughes Rd
    Madison, AL 35758
    (256) 837-3735
    1.6 7-8 847
  • Madison Bob Jones High School Math: 77% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,779 student
    1.8 miles
    650 Hughes Rd
    Madison, AL 35758
    (256) 772-2547
    1.8 9-12 1,779

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