Columbia Middle School

Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Columbia Middle School serves 900 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 13% (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 Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Georgia for:

School Overview

Columbia Middle School's student population of 900 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 65 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students900 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Columbia Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers65 teachers
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School Comparison

Columbia Middle 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 Middle School is 0.10, 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
#1938 out of 2188 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
13%
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
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n/a
Asian
1%
4%
Hispanic
3%
15%
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Black
95%
37%
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White
n/a
40%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.100.69
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
56%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
6%
7%
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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 and middle school to Columbia Middle School is Dekalb Regional Youth Detention Center (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Bob Mathis Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Decatur Bob Mathis Elementary School Math: 22% | Reading: 28%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 436 students
    0.7 miles
    3505 Boring Rd
    Decatur, GA 30034
    (678) 874-5802
    0.7 PK-5 436
  • Decatur Columbia Elementary School Math: 20% | Reading: 17%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 562 students
    1.6 miles
    3230 Columbia Woods Dr
    Decatur, GA 30032
    (678) 874-0702
    1.6 PK-5 562
  • Decatur Dekalb Regional Youth Detention Center Alternative School
    Grades: 7-11 | 23 students
    1.6 miles
    2946 Clifton Springs Rd
    Decatur, GA 30034
    (404) 244-2183
    1.6 7-11 23
  • Decatur Oakview Elementary School Math: 17% | Reading: 19%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 833 students
    1.6 miles
    3574 Oakvale Rd
    Decatur, GA 30034
    (678) 875-1302
    1.6 PK-5 833
  • Decatur Rainbow Elementary School Math: 24% | Reading: 27%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 430 students
    1.7 miles
    2801 Kelley Chapel Rd
    Decatur, GA 30034
    (678) 874-1702
    1.7 PK-5 430

School Reviews

5  
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.
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