Columbus Public Schools School District

2508 27th St
Columbus, NE 68602-0947
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Columbus Public Schools School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Nebraska for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 9 public schools serving 4,094 students in Columbus Public Schools School District. This district's average testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Nebraska.
Public Schools in Columbus Public Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 39% (versus the Nebraska public school average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 43% (versus the 48% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Nebraska public school average of 36% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (NE)
# Schools
9 Schools
1,084 Schools
# Students
4,094 Students
327,576 Students
# Teachers
261 Teachers
24,241 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Columbus Public Schools School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 245 school districts in Nebraska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 84% has decreased from 86% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (NE)
Overall District Rank
#194 out of 246 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Columbus Public Schools  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
46%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Columbus Public Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of NE by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
48%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Columbus Public Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of NE by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
84%
85%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Columbus Public Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of NE by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.55
0.55
# American Indian Students
33 Students
4,360 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# Asian Students
33 Students
9,615 Students
% Asian Students
1%
3%
# Hispanic Students
1,813 Students
67,064 Students
% Hispanic Students
44%
21%
# Black Students
63 Students
21,528 Students
% Black Students
1%
7%
# White Students
2,084 Students
210,051 Students
% White Students
51%
64%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
529 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
68 Students
14,429 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
239
19,011
# Students in K Grade:
284
23,400
# Students in 1st Grade:
285
22,974
# Students in 2nd Grade:
267
23,231
# Students in 3rd Grade:
293
22,946
# Students in 4th Grade:
311
23,093
# Students in 5th Grade:
250
22,974
# Students in 6th Grade:
319
23,704
# Students in 7th Grade:
278
24,278
# Students in 8th Grade:
287
24,345
# Students in 9th Grade:
310
23,686
# Students in 10th Grade:
331
24,328
# Students in 11th Grade:
288
24,010
# Students in 12th Grade:
352
25,596
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,586 in this school district is less than the state median of $15,508. The school district revenue/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,344 is less than the state median of $16,823. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (NE)
Total Revenue
$56 MM
$5,080 MM
This chart display total revenue of Columbus Public Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NE by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$51 MM
$5,511 MM
This chart display total spending of Columbus Public Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NE by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$13,586
$15,508
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Columbus Public Schools  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NE by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$12,344
$16,823
This chart display average spending per public school student in Columbus Public Schools  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in NE by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Columbus Public Schools School District Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Centennial Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
500 Centennial St
Columbus, NE 68602
(402) 563-8180
Grades: PK-4
| 412 students
Rank: #22.
North Park Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2200 31st St
Columbus, NE 68602
(402) 563-7070
Grades: PK-4
| 331 students
Rank: #33.
Emerson Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2410 20th St
Columbus, NE 68602
(402) 563-7030
Grades: PK-4
| 294 students
Rank: #44.
Lost Creek Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3772 33rd Ave
Columbus, NE 68602
(402) 563-7045
Grades: PK-4
| 370 students
Rank: #55.
Columbus Middle School
Math: 39% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2200 26th St
Columbus, NE 68602
(402) 563-7060
Grades: 5-8
| 1,134 students
Rank: #66.
Columbus High School
Math: 38% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3434 Discoverer Drive
Columbus, NE 68602
(402) 563-7050
Grades: 9-12
| 1,281 students
Rank: #77.
West Park Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4100 Adamy St
Columbus, NE 68602
(402) 563-7075
Grades: PK-4
| 246 students
Rank: n/an/a
2410 16th Street
Columbus, NE 68602
(402) 563-7000
Grades: PK
| 0 students
2508 27th Street
Columbus, NE 68602
(402) 563-7000
Grades: PK
| 26 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Columbus Public Schools School District?
Columbus Public Schools School District manages 9 public schools serving 4,094 students.
What is the rank of Columbus Public Schools School District?
Columbus Public Schools School District is ranked #197 out of 245 school districts in Nebraska (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Nebraska school districts for: Most diverse schools (Top 1%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Columbus Public Schools School District?
51% of Columbus Public Schools School District students are White, 44% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Columbus Public Schools School District?
Columbus Public Schools School District has a student/teacher ratio of 16:1, which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 14:1.
What is Columbus Public Schools School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $12,344 is less than the state median of $16,823. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 9 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 4,094 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 49%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 84% (Top 50% in NE)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 39% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 43% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

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