Top 5 Best Columbia Public High Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 8 public high schools serving 5,758 students in Columbia, MO.
The top ranked public high schools in Columbia, MO are Delmar A Cobble School, Rock Bridge Sr. High School and David H. Hickman High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Columbia, MO public high schools have an average math proficiency score of 25% (versus the Missouri public high school average of 37%), and reading proficiency score of 49% (versus the 51% statewide average). High schools in Columbia have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Missouri public high schools.
Columbia, MO public high school have a Graduation Rate of 90%, which is equal to the Missouri average of 90%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Rock Bridge Sr. High School, with 95% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in Missouri or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Missouri public high school average of 28% (majority Black).

Best Public High Schools in Columbia, MO (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Delmar A Cobble School
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
108 W Craig St
Columbia, MO 65202
(573) 442-6482
Grades: K-12
| 18 students
Rank: #22.
Rock Bridge Sr. High School
(Math: 36% | Reading: 52%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4303 S Providence Rd
Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 214-3100
Grades: 9-12
| 1,980 students
Rank: #33.
David H. Hickman High School
(Math: 28% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1104 N Providence Rd
Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 214-3000
Grades: 9-12
| 1,985 students
Rank: #44.
Muriel W. Battle High School
(Math: 9% | Reading: 37%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
7575 St. Charles Road
Columbia, MO 65202
(573) 214-3300
Grades: 9-12
| 1,592 students
Rank: #55.
Frederick Douglass High School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
310 N. Providence Rd
Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 214-3680
Grades: PK-12
| 164 students
Rank: n/an/a
Columbia Area Career Ctr.
Vocational School
4203 S Providence Rd
Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 214-3800
Grades: 10-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Cornerstone
1250 E Brown School Rd
Columbia, MO 65202
(573) 449-3756
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Juvenile Justice Ctr.
Alternative School
5665 Roger I Wilson Mem Dr
Columbia, MO 65202
(573) 886-4450
Grades: 1-12
| 19 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Columbia, Missouri

Columbia, Missouri Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Alpha School (Closed 2011)
Alternative School
1250 Brown School Rd
Columbia, MO 65202
(573) 449-2953
Grades: 5-12
| n/a students
Delmar A Cobble (Closed 2021)
Special Education School
108 West Craig
Columbia, MO 65202
(573) 442-6482
Grades: Inquire with school
| 33 students
1010 Rangeline St
Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 214-3620
Grades: PK-5
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public high schools in Columbia, MO?
The top ranked public high schools in Columbia, MO include Delmar A Cobble School, Rock Bridge Sr. High School and David H. Hickman High School.
How many public high schools are located in Columbia, MO?
8 public high schools are located in Columbia, MO.
What is the racial composition of students in Columbia, MO?
Columbia, MO public high schools minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Missouri public high schools average of 28% (majority Black).

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