Columbia High School

  • Columbia High School serves 356 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the PA average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 32%.
  • Columbia High School operates within the Columbia Borough School District.
  • Columbia Borough School District's 71% graduation rate is lower than the PA state average of 89%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 356 students has declined by 30% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 38% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 356 students
Columbia High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Columbia High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 29 teachers
Columbia High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Columbia High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.53 is more than the state average of 0.25. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 15:1
Columbia High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
Asian
n/a
4%
Columbia High School Asian Students (1990-2012)
Hispanic
21%
10%
Columbia High School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
11%
15%
Columbia High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
65%
68%
Columbia High School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Columbia High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
3%
3%
Columbia High School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Columbia High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.53 0.25
Columbia High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
60%
41%
Columbia High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
7%
5%
Columbia High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Columbia Borough School District's student population of 913 students has decreased by 31% over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 71% has decreased from 97% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $16,780 is higher than the state average of $13,911. The district revenue/student has grown by 13% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $16,115 is higher than the state average of $13,599. The district spending/student has grown by 10% over four years.
School District Name Columbia Borough School District
Number of Schools
Managed
2
3
Number of Students Managed 913 1,497
Columbia Borough School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 71% 89%
Columbia Borough School District Graduation Rate (1993-2010)
District Total Revenue $22 MM $21 MM
Columbia Borough School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $21 MM $20 MM
Columbia Borough School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $16,780 $13,911
Columbia Borough School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $16,115 $13,599
Columbia Borough School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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  • ColumbiaPark Elementary School
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    0.4 miles
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    (717)684-9780
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  • WrightsvilleWrightsville Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 387 students
    2.1 miles
    320 Chestnut St
    WrightsvillePA 17368
    (717)252-3676
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    Grades: KG-6 | 547 students
    2.8 miles
    695 Prospect Rd
    Mount JoyPA 17552
    (717)684-2206
    2.8KG-6547
  • Mount JoyDonegal Junior High School
    Grades: 7-8 | 477 students
    2.9 miles
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    Mount JoyPA 17552
    (717)928-2900
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    3 miles
    1177 River Road
    MariettaPA 17547
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