32 Gator Lane
Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
East Columbus High School serves 423 students in grades 9-12.
East Columbus High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in North Carolina 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 35-39% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the North Carolina state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 52% (majority Black).

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School Overview

East Columbus High School's student population of 423 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
423 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
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School Rankings

East Columbus High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,571 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of East Columbus High School is 0.74, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NC)
Overall Testing Rank
#1821 out of 2571 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
15:1
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American Indian
20%
1%
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Asian
n/a
4%
Hispanic
9%
18%
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Black
35%
25%
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White
31%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.74
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Graduation Rate
85-89%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
4%
5%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 423 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 69%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85-89% (Top 50% in NC)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.74 (Top 5%)

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