433 N 3rd St
Columbus, MT 59019
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Columbus High School serves 218 students in grades 9-12.
Columbus High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Montana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-49% (which is approximately equal to the Montana state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-59% (which is approximately equal to the Montana state average of 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Montana state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Montana state average of 22% (majority American Indian).

Top Rankings

Columbus High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Montana for:

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School Overview

Columbus High School's student population of 218 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 14 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
218 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
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School Rankings

Columbus High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 715 schools in Montana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Columbus High School is 0.26, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.37. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MT)
Overall Testing Rank
#331 out of 715 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-49%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-59%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
12:1
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American Indian
3%
11%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
7%
5%
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Black
1%
1%
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White
86%
78%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.26
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Graduation Rate
≥90%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MT Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 218 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 14%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥90% (Top 20% in MT)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-59% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.26 (Top 50%)

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