Columbia High School

  • Columbia High School serves 637 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 50-54% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 55-59% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 43%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the South Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 49%.

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School Overview

  • Columbia High School's student population of 637 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 52 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students637 students
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Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Columbia High School's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Columbia High School is 0.26, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (SC)
Overall School Rank#314 out of 1,130 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
44%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)55-59%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Columbia High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of South Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio12:116:1
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Asian
5%
2%
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Hispanic
2%
9%
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Black
86%
34%
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White
4%
51%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Columbia High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in SC.
Diversity Score0.260.43
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Graduation Rate75-79%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
64%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Columbia High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Columbia High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRichland 01 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
Columbia High School is an excellent school, providing a first rate education for the students. The faculty is highly qualified. The classrooms, science labs,and offices have been renovated and state-of-the-art facilities have been built for the fine arts programs. Also, there is a new cafeteria, as well as additional gymnasiums and outdoor sports facilities. Students who are interested in obtaining a quality education are proud of Columbia High School. A re-dedication service is scheduled for December 5, 2010.
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The quality of the academic programs could be a lot better. Teachers are not supported, and are not good enough for the student body. There are a real good selection of classes, but the classes must be taught outher than focusing on other conversations. The band program in my personal oppinion vs. other schools is nothing. Arts, sports, and other extracurricular activities don't seem to be taken seriously. Kids dont want to particapte because for one teachers don't recomend them. Also they are just looked down on because the kids see them as not so important. The school seems dark and dungy. Mold grows on the cellings of the class rooms. The smell of weed lengers through out the school, because of children smokeing. Its basicly just run down. Gang symbols are written on the walls, and then when covered up, its by spray paint. It's not a school to be proud of. Parents arent that involved in there childrens education, if anything they dont care if they come to school. In other districts you here how parents are always involved. But at this school, very rarely will you see a parent comeing to a PTA meeting if there even is a PTA.
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