Columbia Middle School serves 809 students in grades 6-8.
Columbia Middle 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 12% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 44%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 26% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Georgia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Georgia state average of 62% (majority Black).

School Overview

Columbia Middle School's student population of 809 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 56 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
809 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
56 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Columbia Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,196 schools in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Columbia Middle School is 0.08, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (GA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1935 out of 2196 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
12%
44%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Columbia Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Georgia by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
Hispanic
2%
17%
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Black
96%
36%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Columbia Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Georgia by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
White
1%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in GA.
Diversity Score
0.08
This chart display the diversity score of Columbia Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Georgia by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Columbia Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Georgia by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
6%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Columbia Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Georgia by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   6/9/2015
I have two kids that has successfully completed the Magnet programs in the DeKalb County School District. Soon my grandson will follow in their footsteps. My daughter was in the magnet program from elementary thru High School. 10 Years apart my son followed. I am proud of the program, it really works. Both graduated from Columbia High School.
- Posted by Parent - jlrdi

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 809 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in GA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 12% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.08

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