2200 26th St
Columbus, NE 68602
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Columbus Middle School serves 1,175 students in grades 5-8.
Columbus Middle 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 47% (which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 52%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 41% (which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 52%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Nebraska state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 35% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Enrollment: 1,175 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 47%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in NE
  • Math Proficiency
    : 47% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

School Overview

Columbus Middle School's student population of 1,175 students has grown by 39% over five school years.
The teacher population of 79 teachers has grown by 33% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 5-8
Total Students
1,175 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
79 teachers
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School Rankings

Columbus Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 904 schools in Nebraska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Columbus Middle School is 0.55, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NE)
Overall Testing Rank
#674 out of 904 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
12:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
42%
20%
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Black
1%
7%
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White
53%
65%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.55
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
7%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

47% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 52% NE state average), while 41% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% NE state average).

How many students attend Columbus Middle School?

1,175 students attend Columbus Middle School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

53% of Columbus Middle School students are White, 42% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Columbus Middle School?

Columbus Middle School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 12:1.

What grades does Columbus Middle School offer ?

Columbus Middle School offers enrollment in grades 5-8

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Enrollment: 1,175 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 47%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 47% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

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