Top 10 Best Columbus Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 16 public schools serving 11,116 students in Columbus, IN (there are 13 private schools, serving 1,965 private students). 85% of all K-12 students in Columbus, IN are educated in public schools (compared to the IN state average of 89%).
The top ranked public schools in Columbus, IN are Csa Lincoln Campus, Southside Elementary School and Columbus North High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Columbus, IN public schools have an average math proficiency score of 39% (versus the Indiana public school average of 36%), and reading proficiency score of 47% (versus the 43% statewide average). Schools in Columbus have an average ranking of 6/10, which is in the top 50% of Indiana public schools.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Indiana public school average of 35% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Best Columbus, IN Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Csa Lincoln Campus
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
750 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201
(812) 376-4447
Grades: K-6
| 358 students
Rank: #22.
Southside Elementary School
(Math: 64% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1320 W 200 S
Columbus, IN 47201
(812) 376-4423
Grades: PK-6
| 895 students
Rank: #33.
Columbus North High School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1400 25th St
Columbus, IN 47201
(812) 376-4432
Grades: 9-12
| 2,219 students
Rank: #44.
Rockcreek Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
13000 E 200 S
Columbus, IN 47201
(812) 579-5221
Grades: K-6
| 332 students
Rank: #55.
Parkside Elementary School
(Math: 49% | Reading: 47%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1400 Parkside Dr
Columbus, IN 47201
(812) 376-4314
Grades: PK-6
| 752 students
Rank: #66.
Columbus East High School
(Math: 34% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
230 S Marr Rd
Columbus, IN 47201
(812) 376-4369
Grades: 9-12
| 1,534 students
Rank: #77.
W D Richards Elementary School
(Math: 44% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3311 Fairlawn Dr
Columbus, IN 47201
(812) 376-4311
Grades: K-6
| 544 students
Rank: #88.
Northside Middle School
(Math: 32% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1400 27th St
Columbus, IN 47201
(812) 376-4405
Grades: 7-8
| 890 students
Rank: #99.
Csa Fodrea Campus
Magnet School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2775 Illinois St
Columbus, IN 47201
(812) 376-4321
Grades: PK-6
| 345 students
Rank: #1010.
Mount Healthy Elementary School
(Math: 35% | Reading: 37%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
12150 S Sr 58
Columbus, IN 47201
(812) 342-2463
Grades: K-6
| 455 students
Rank: #1111.
L F Smith Elementary School
(Math: 34% | Reading: 36%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4505 Waycross Dr
Columbus, IN 47203
(812) 376-4317
Grades: PK-6
| 471 students
Rank: #1212.
Central Middle School
(Math: 30% | Reading: 38%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
725 7th St
Columbus, IN 47201
(812) 376-4287
Grades: 7-8
| 850 students
Rank: #1313.
Clifty Creek Elementary School
(Math: 27% | Reading: 26%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4625 E 50 N
Columbus, IN 47203
(812) 376-4342
Grades: PK-6
| 601 students
Rank: #1414.
Lillian Schmitt Elementary School
(Math: 24% | Reading: 29%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2675 California
Columbus, IN 47201
(812) 376-4307
Grades: PK-6
| 754 students
Rank: n/an/a
Columbus Area Career Connection
Vocational School
1400 25th St
Columbus, IN 47201
(812) 376-4240
Grades: PK-12
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
1209 S Sycamore St
Columbus, IN 47201
(812) 376-4569
Grades: PK
| 116 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Columbus, Indiana

Columbus, Indiana Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
4355 East 600 North 120
Columbus, IN 47203
(812) 372-4849
Grades: PK-2
| n/a students
3136 N National Rd-suite E
Columbus, IN 47201
(812) 314-7078
Grades: 7-12
| 124 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Columbus, IN?
The top ranked public schools in Columbus, IN include Csa Lincoln Campus, Southside Elementary School and Columbus North High School.
How many public schools are located in Columbus, IN?
16 public schools are located in Columbus, IN.
What percentage of students in Columbus, IN go to public school?
85% of all K-12 students in Columbus, IN are educated in public schools (compared to the IN state average of 89%).
What is the racial composition of students in Columbus, IN?
Columbus, IN public schools minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Indiana public schools average of 35% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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