175 Highway 373
Columbus, MS 39705
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Columbus Middle School serves 863 students in grades 6-8.
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 17% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 41%) for the 2018-19 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).

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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 stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
863 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
59 teachers
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School Rankings

Columbus Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 816 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 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 Data
This School
State Level (MS)
Overall Testing Rank
#732 out of 816 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
17%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
16:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
2%
4%
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Black
93%
48%
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White
4%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.13
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
69%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
5%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 863 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MS
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 17% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.13 (Btm 50%)

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