Columbia High School

Columbia High School serves 914 students in grades 9-12.
Columbia High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama 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 29% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 31% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Columbia High School's student population of 914 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 59 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students914 students
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Total Classroom Teachers59 teachers
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School Comparison

Columbia High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,270 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Columbia High School is 0.62, 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
#989 out of 1270 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:118:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
18%
8%
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Black
57%
33%
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White
15%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.620.59
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Graduation Rate
89%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
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 Alabama by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHuntsville City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Columbia High School is New Century Technology High School (0.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Discovery Middle School (2.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Horizon Elementary School (1.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Huntsville New Century Technology High School Magnet School
    Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: 9-12 | 465 students
    0.0 miles
    2500 Meridian Street Nw
    Huntsville, AL 35811
    (256) 428-7800
    0 9-12 465
  • Madison Horizon Elementary School Math: 69% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: K-6 | 674 students
    1.6 miles
    7855 Old Madison Pike
    Madison, AL 35758
    (256) 464-3614
    1.6 K-6 674
  • Madison Bob Jones High School Math: 75% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,779 student
    2.6 miles
    650 Hughes Rd
    Madison, AL 35758
    (256) 772-2547
    2.6 9-12 1,779
  • Huntsville Providence Elementary School Math: 37% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 891 students
    2.6 miles
    10 Chalkstone Street
    Huntsville, AL 35806
    (256) 428-7125
    2.6 PK-5 891
  • Madison Discovery Middle School Math: 72% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: 7-8 | 847 students
    2.9 miles
    1304 Hughes Rd
    Madison, AL 35758
    (256) 837-3735
    2.9 7-8 847

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