Columbia High School

Tel: (509)545-8573
  • Columbia High School serves 293 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 30-39% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 51%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 90-94% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 62%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Columbia High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the Washington state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Washington state average of 44%.
  • Columbia High School operates within the Columbia (walla Walla) School District.
  • Columbia (walla Walla) School District's 70-79% graduation rate is lower than the Washington state average of 81%.

Top Placements (Washington)

Columbia High School is Listed among the top public schools in Washington for:

  • Category Attribute
  • Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 5%)

School Overview

  • Columbia High School's student population of 293 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 13 teachers has declined by 18% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students293 students
Columbia High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Columbia High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
Columbia High School Total Teachers (1988-2016)
Students by GradeColumbia High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Columbia High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2014 schools in Washington (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Columbia High School is 0.45, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)30-39%
51%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)90-94%
62%
Student : Teacher Ratio23:119:1
Columbia High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2016)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Columbia High School American Indian Students (1995-2015)
Asian
1%
7%
Columbia High School Asian Students (1991-2016)
Hispanic
25%
22%
Columbia High School Black Students (1989-2016)
Black
n/a
4%
Columbia High School Black Students (1991-2013)
White
70%
56%
Columbia High School White Students (1989-2016)
Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Columbia High School Hawaiian Students (2011-2012)
Two or more races
4%
7%
Columbia High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsColumbia High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownWA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.450.41
Columbia High School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Graduation Rate70-79%
81%
Columbia High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
38%
Columbia High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2002-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
7%
Columbia High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Columbia High School is Columbia (walla Walla) School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 293 school districts in Washington (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Columbia (walla Walla) School District's student population of 844 students has decreased by 6% over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 70-79% has decreased from 80-89% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $12,042 in this district is less than the state average of $14,325. The district revenue/student has declined by 5% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $10,469 is less than the state average of $12,581. The district spending/student has declined by 9% over four school years.
    School District NameColumbia (walla Walla) School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    3
    4
    Number of Students Managed844844
    Columbia (walla Walla) School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    37%
    51%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    49%
    62%
    District Graduation Rate70-79%
    81%
    District Total Revenue$11 MM$12 MM
    District Spending$9 MM$11 MM
    District Revenue / Student$12,042$14,325
    District Spending / Student$10,469$12,581
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

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