Top 10 Best Columbus Public Schools (2021-22)

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 17 public schools serving 7,069 students in Columbus, MS. Columbus has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Mississippi.
The top ranked public schools in Columbus, MS are New Hope Elementary School, New Hope Middle School and New Hope High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Columbus, MS public schools have an average math proficiency score of 36% (versus the Mississippi public school average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 33% (versus the 41% statewide average). Schools in Columbus have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Mississippi public schools.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Mississippi public school average of 56% (majority Black).

Best Columbus, MS Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
New Hope Elementary School
Math: 56% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
199 Enlow Road
Columbus, MS 39702
(662) 244-4760
Grades: PK-5
| 1,128 students
Rank: #22.
New Hope Middle School
Math: 60% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
462 Center Road
Columbus, MS 39702
(662) 244-4740
Grades: 6-8
| 616 students
Rank: #33.
New Hope High School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3419 New Hope Road
Columbus, MS 39702
(662) 244-4701
Grades: 9-12
| 759 students
Rank: #44.
West Lowndes Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1000 Gilmer Wilburn Road
Columbus, MS 39701
(662) 244-5050
Grades: PK-6
| 283 students
Rank: #55.
Fairview Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
225 Airline Road
Columbus, MS 39702
(662) 241-7140
Grades: PK-5
| 285 students
Rank: #66.
West Lowndes High School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
644 South Frontage Road
Columbus, MS 39701
(662) 328-1369
Grades: 7-12
| 223 students
Rank: #77.
Stokes Beard Elementary School
Math: 27% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
311 Martin Luther King Dr.
Columbus, MS 39701
(662) 241-7270
Grades: PK-5
| 441 students
Rank: #88.
Franklin Academy
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
501 N Third Avenue
Columbus, MS 39701
(662) 241-7150
Grades: PK-5
| 328 students
Rank: #99.
Columbus High School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
215 Hemlock Street
Columbus, MS 39702
(662) 241-7200
Grades: 9-12
| 1,021 students
Rank: #1010.
Sale Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
520 Warpath Road
Columbus, MS 39702
(662) 241-7260
Grades: PK-5
| 330 students
Rank: #1111.
Cook Elementary School
Math: 14% | Reading: 25%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2217 N Seventh Street
Columbus, MS 39705
(662) 241-7180
Grades: PK-5
| 558 students
Rank: #1212.
Columbus Middle School
Math: 20% | Reading: 17%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
175 Highway 373
Columbus, MS 39705
(662) 241-7300
Grades: 6-8
| 863 students
Cmsd Alternative School
Alternative School
924 20th Street North
Columbus, MS 39701
(662) 241-7250
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Lowndes County Alternative School
Alternative School
1380 Motley Road
Columbus, MS 39701
(662) 244-5060
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Lowndes County Vocational Complex
Vocational School
664 Frontage Road
Columbus, MS 39702
(662) 244-5000
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Mckellar Vocational Center
Vocational School
810 N Browder Street
Columbus, MS 39702
(662) 241-7290
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Middle School For Math And Science
Magnet School
5th Ave South And Mscw Dr
Columbus, MS 39701
(662) 329-7360
Grades: 11-12
| 234 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Columbus, Mississippi

Columbus, Mississippi Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
429 S 11th Street
Columbus, MS 39701
(662) 329-7358
Grades: K-4
| 98 students
924 North 20th St
Columbus, MS 39701
(662) 241-7160
Grades: 6
| 319 students
1815 Military Rd
Columbus, MS 39701
(662) 241-7300
Grades: 7-8
| 632 students
1315 S 15th Street
Columbus, MS 39701
(662) 241-7320
Grades: K-4
| 107 students
1425 N Tenth Avenue
Columbus, MS 39701
(662) 241-7280
Grades: K-4
| 93 students

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