Columbia Middle School

  • Columbia Middle School serves 171 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 51%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Washington state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Washington state average of 45%.

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School Overview

  • Columbia Middle School's student population of 171 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 11 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students171 students
Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers

School Comparison

  • Columbia Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Columbia Middle School is 0.50, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WA)
Overall School Rank#1828 out of 2,014 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
51%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
61%
Student : Teacher Ratio16:119:1
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Columbia Middle School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Washington by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Asian
n/a
7%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Columbia Middle School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Washington by year, with the latest 1993-94 school year data.
Hispanic
38%
23%
Black
1%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Columbia Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
60%
55%
Two or more races
1%
8%
Diversity Score0.500.41
This chart display the diversity score of Columbia Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
37%
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 Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
7%
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameColumbia (Walla Walla) School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

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