Columbia Middle School

835 Maple Street
Burbank, WA 99323
(School attendance zone shown in map)
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 188 students in grades 6-8, Columbia Middle School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 50%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 61%).
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Washington state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the Washington state average of 50% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 188 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 50%
  • : Bottom 50% in WA
  • : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Columbia Middle School's student population of 188 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 9 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
188 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
9 teachers
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School Rankings

Columbia Middle School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 2,052 schools in Washington (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Columbia Middle School is 0.55, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (WA)
#1824 out of 2052 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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(18-19)
25-29%
50%
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 Washington by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
(18-19)
40-44%
61%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Columbia Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Washington by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
16:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
n/a
9%
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Hispanic
45%
25%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
50%
50%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
2%
9%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.55
This chart display the diversity score of Columbia Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Washington by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
52%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
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 Washington by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Columbia Middle School's ranking?
Columbia Middle School is ranked #1824 out of 2,052 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Washington.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
25-29% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 50% WA state average), while 40-44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 61% WA state average).
How many students attend Columbia Middle School?
188 students attend Columbia Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
50% of Columbia Middle School students are White, 45% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Black, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Columbia Middle School?
Columbia Middle School has a student ration of 21:1, which is higher than the Washington state average of 16:1.
What grades does Columbia Middle School offer ?
Columbia Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Columbia Middle School part of?
Columbia Middle School is part of Columbia (Walla Walla) School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 188 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 50%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WA Dept. of Education

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