Columbus High School

  • Columbus High School serves 218 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-29% (which is lower than the Montana state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 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 51%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Columbus High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Montana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Montana state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Montana state average of 22% (majority American Indian).

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Columbus High School's student population of 218 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 14 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2012)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students218 students
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Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Columbus High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 718 schools in Montana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (MT)
Overall Testing Rank#418 out of 718 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)20-29%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)50-59%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:114:1
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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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Diversity Score0.260.37
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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 Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameColumbus High School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MT Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Columbus Columbus Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 161 students
    0.0 miles
    415 N 3rd St
    Columbus, MT 59019
    (406) 322-5375
    0.0 6-8 161
  • Columbus Columbus Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 326 students
    0.2 miles
    218 E 1st Ave N
    Columbus, MT 59019
    (406) 322-5372
    0.2 PK-5 326
  • Absarokee Absarokee 6-8
    Grades: 6-8 | 60 students
    12.7 miles
    327 S Woodard Ave
    Absarokee, MT 59001
    (406) 328-4583
    12.7 6-8 60
  • Absarokee Absarokee High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 92 students
    12.7 miles
    327 S Woodard Ave
    Absarokee, MT 59001
    (406) 328-4583
    12.7 9-12 92
  • Absarokee Absarokee School
    Grades: PK-5 | 90 students
    12.7 miles
    327 S Woodard Ave
    Absarokee, MT 59001
    (406) 328-4581
    12.7 PK-5 90

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