Columbus Middle School

175 Highway 373
Columbus, MS 39705
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Columbus Middle School serves 863 students in grades 6-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 22% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Columbus Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 56% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Columbus Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Mississippi for:

School Overview

Columbus Middle School's student population of 863 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 59 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students863 students
This chart display total students of Columbus Middle School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender % This chart display gender of Columbus Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers59 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Columbus Middle School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade This chart display the students of Columbus Middle School by grade.

School Comparison

Columbus Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 825 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Columbus Middle School is 0.13, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MS)
Overall Testing Rank
#666 out of 825 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Columbus Middle School, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Columbus Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Columbus Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Columbus Middle School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Columbus Middle School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Hispanic
2%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Columbus Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
93%
48%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Columbus Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
4%
44%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Columbus Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Columbus Middle School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MS.
Diversity Score
0.130.58
This chart display the diversity score of Columbus Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
69%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Columbus Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
5%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Columbus Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameColumbus Municipal School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Columbus Middle School is Middle School For Math And Science (5.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is West Lowndes High School (9.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Cook Elementary School (3.4 miles away)
Show me:

School Reviews

Review Columbus Middle School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
Jay McDowell, a public school teacher in Howell, evicted a student for making anti-homosexual comments, but now the instructor faces suspension. Learn about the national controversy that involves this local Michigan teacher.
A six-year old in Aurora, Colorado, was suspended after singing an LMFAO song to a little girl in his class and reportedly “shaking his booty.” We look at the case and the sexual harassment problem in public schools today.
After playing rapper Macklemore's "Same Love" pro-gay rights rap song in class, a Michigan teacher was suspended with no pay. We explore the controversy.