Columbia High School

2106 Columbia Dr
Decatur, GA 30032
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2.00 5 1 (1 review)
Columbia High School serves 1,017 students in grades 9-12.
Columbia High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Georgia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 14% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 21% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Georgia state level of 15:1.

Top Placements

Columbia High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Georgia for:

School Overview

Columbia High School's student population of 1,017 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
The teacher population of 73 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,017 students
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Total Classroom Teachers73 teachers
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School Comparison

Columbia High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,188 schools in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Columbia High School is 0.06, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (GA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1931 out of 2188 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
2%
15%
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Black
97%
37%
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White
n/a
40%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score
0.060.69
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Graduation Rate
73%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
56%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
4%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDekalb County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Columbia High School is Towers High School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Dekalb Preparatory Academy Charter (2.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Snapfinger Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Decatur Snapfinger Elementary School Math: 5% | Reading: 8%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 722 students
    0.4 miles
    1365 Snapfinger Rd
    Decatur, GA 30032
    (678) 874-1802
    0.4 PK-5 722
  • Decatur Wadsworth Magnet School For High Achievers Magnet School
    Math: 90-94% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Grades: 4-6 | 147 students
    0.4 miles
    3039 Santa Monica Dr
    Decatur, GA 30032
    (678) 874-2402
    0.4 4-6 147
  • Decatur Columbia Elementary School Math: 20% | Reading: 17%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 562 students
    0.7 miles
    3230 Columbia Woods Dr
    Decatur, GA 30032
    (678) 874-0702
    0.7 PK-5 562
  • Decatur Peachcrest Elementary School Math: 13% | Reading: 14%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 968 students
    1.4 miles
    1530 Joy Ln
    Decatur, GA 30032
    (678) 874-1402
    1.4 PK-5 968
  • Decatur Toney Elementary School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 346 students
    1.5 miles
    2701 Oakland Ter
    Decatur, GA 30032
    (678) 874-2102
    1.5 PK-5 346

School Reviews

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This is a school with poor leadership. Please avoid it if you care about your children. Educators have to care, the majority of Columbia's Staff dose not reflect that. This is my opinion, it counts because I am a Parent, and Taxpayer.
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