Columbus Magnet School

21 Hunters Lane
Norwalk, CT 06850
(School attendance zone shown in map)
6/
10
Top 50%
Serving 301 students in grades Kindergarten-8, Columbus Magnet School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is approximately equal to the Connecticut state average of 39%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55-59% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 51%).
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 51% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 301 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • : Top 50% in CT
  • : 35-39% (Top 50%)
  • : 55-59% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Columbus Magnet School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut for:

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School Overview

Columbus Magnet School's student population of 301 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
301 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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School Rankings

Columbus Magnet School ranks within the top 50% of all 940 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Columbus Magnet School is 0.71, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (CT)
#426 out of 940 schools
(Top 50%)
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35-39%
39%
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55-59%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
5%
5%
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Hispanic
32%
29%
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Black
15%
13%
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White
41%
49%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.71
This chart display the diversity score of Columbus Magnet School and the public school average diversity score of Connecticut by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Columbus Magnet School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Columbus Magnet School's ranking?
Columbus Magnet School is ranked #426 out of 940 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Connecticut.
What schools are Columbus Magnet School often compared to?
Columbus Magnet Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Side By Side Charter School, Rowayton School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
35-39% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% CT state average), while 55-59% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CT state average).
How many students attend Columbus Magnet School?
301 students attend Columbus Magnet School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
41% of Columbus Magnet School students are White, 32% of students are Hispanic, 15% of students are Black, 5% of students are Asian, 5% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Columbus Magnet School?
Columbus Magnet School has a student ration of 12:1, which is equal to the Connecticut state average of 12:1.
What grades does Columbus Magnet School offer ?
Columbus Magnet School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Columbus Magnet School part of?
Columbus Magnet School is part of Norwalk School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 301 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 35-39% (Top 50%)
  • : 55-59% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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