Columbus High School

3434 Discoverer Drive
Columbus, NE 68602
(School attendance zone shown in map)
  • Columbus High School serves 1,230 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 42% (which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 69%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45% (which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 51%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Columbus High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Nebraska for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Nebraska state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 34%.

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School Overview

  • Columbus High School's student population of 1,230 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 73 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,230 students
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Total Classroom Teachers73 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Columbus High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 911 schools in Nebraska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Columbus High School is 0.50, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NE)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#774 out of 911 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
69%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:114:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
39%
19%
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Black
n/a
7%
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White
59%
66%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Columbus High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NE.
Diversity Score0.500.52
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Graduation Rate
84%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
36%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
17%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameColumbus School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NE Dept. of Education

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