Columbus Municipal School District

2630 Mcarthur Drive
Columbus, MS 39705
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
For the 2023 school year, there are 9 public schools serving 3,292 students in Columbus Municipal School District. This district's average testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Mississippi.
Public Schools in Columbus Municipal School District have an average math proficiency score of 20% (versus the Mississippi public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 23% (versus the 41% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Mississippi public school average of 57% (majority Black).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (MS)
# Schools
9 Schools
1,050 Schools
# Students
3,292 Students
444,731 Students
# Teachers
234 Teachers
31,493 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Columbus Municipal School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 144 school districts in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 76% has decreased from 80% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (MS)
Overall District Rank
#119 out of 148 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Columbus Municipal   School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
9%
37%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Columbus Municipal   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of MS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
17%
35%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Columbus Municipal   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of MS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
76%
88%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Columbus Municipal   School District and public school graduation rate of MS by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.14
0.59
# American Indian Students
1 Student
3,062 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
17 Students
5,079 Students
% Asian Students
1%
1%
# Hispanic Students
66 Students
19,443 Students
% Hispanic Students
2%
4%
# Black Students
3,045 Students
211,217 Students
% Black Students
92%
48%
# White Students
128 Students
190,886 Students
% White Students
4%
43%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
287 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
35 Students
14,757 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
93
6,013
# Students in K Grade:
253
30,770
# Students in 1st Grade:
247
32,570
# Students in 2nd Grade:
250
32,465
# Students in 3rd Grade:
216
32,408
# Students in 4th Grade:
246
33,815
# Students in 5th Grade:
221
31,823
# Students in 6th Grade:
267
35,604
# Students in 7th Grade:
279
37,079
# Students in 8th Grade:
260
37,162
# Students in 9th Grade:
263
34,756
# Students in 10th Grade:
248
33,410
# Students in 11th Grade:
238
31,384
# Students in 12th Grade:
196
28,607
# Ungraded Students:
15
6,865

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $12,332 in this school district is less than the state median of $12,444. The school district revenue/student has grown by 10% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,256 is less than the state median of $11,775. The school district spending/student has grown by 10% over four school years.
This School District
This State (MS)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$41 MM
$22 MM
This chart display total revenue of Columbus Municipal   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in MS by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$37 MM
$21 MM
This chart display total spending of Columbus Municipal   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in MS by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$12,332
$12,444
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Columbus Municipal   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MS by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$11,256
$11,775
This chart display average spending per public school student in Columbus Municipal   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in MS by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Columbus Municipal School District Public Schools (2023)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Sale Elementary School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
520 Warpath Road
Columbus, MS 39702
(662) 241-7260
Grades: PK-5
| 268 students
Rank: #22.
Stokes Beard Elementary School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
311 Martin Luther King Dr.
Columbus, MS 39701
(662) 241-7270
Grades: PK-5
| 349 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Cook Elementary School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2217 N Seventh Street
Columbus, MS 39705
(662) 241-7180
Grades: PK-5
| 391 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Fairview Elementary School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
225 Airline Road
Columbus, MS 39702
(662) 241-7140
Grades: PK-5
| 261 students
Rank: #55.
Franklin Academy
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
501 N Third Avenue
Columbus, MS 39701
(662) 241-7150
Grades: PK-5
| 272 students
Rank: #66.
Columbus High School
Math: 10% | Reading: 16%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
215 Hemlock Street
Columbus, MS 39702
(662) 241-7200
Grades: 9-12
| 945 students
Rank: #77.
Columbus Middle School
Math: 8% | Reading: 15%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
175 Highway 373
Columbus, MS 39705
(662) 241-7300
Grades: 6-8
| 806 students
Rank: n/an/a
Cmsd Alternative School
Alternative School
924 20th Street North
Columbus, MS 39701
(662) 241-7250
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Mckellar Vocational Center
Vocational School
810 N Browder Street
Columbus, MS 39702
(662) 241-7290
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • District size: 9 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 3,292 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 76% (Btm 50% in MS)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 9% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 17% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

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