Columbus Public Schools School District

2508 27th St
Columbus, NE 68602-947
(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 2022-23 school year, there are 6 public elementary schools serving 2,807 students in Columbus Public Schools School District. This district's average elementary testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public elementary schools in Nebraska.
Public Elementary Schools in Columbus Public Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 49% (versus the Nebraska public elementary school average of 52%), and reading proficiency score of 47% (versus the 52% statewide average).
The top ranked public elementary schools in Columbus Public Schools School District are Centennial Elementary School, Lost Creek Elementary School and North Park Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Nebraska public elementary school average of 36% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (NE)
# Schools
9 Schools
650 Schools
# Students
4,159 Students
205,895 Students
# Teachers
260 Teachers
15,071 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Columbus Public Schools School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 246 school districts in Nebraska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 84% has decreased from 87% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (NE)
Overall District Rank
#189 out of 248 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Columbus Public Schools  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
52%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
52%
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 2018-19 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 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.54
0.55
# American Indian Students
33 Students
2,740 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# Asian Students
31 Students
6,650 Students
% Asian Students
1%
3%
# Hispanic Students
1,755 Students
41,260 Students
% Hispanic Students
42%
20%
# Black Students
70 Students
14,165 Students
% Black Students
2%
7%
# White Students
2,210 Students
131,383 Students
% White Students
53%
64%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
299 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
60 Students
9,398 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
194
12,499
# Students in K Grade:
286
22,741
# Students in 1st Grade:
282
23,048
# Students in 2nd Grade:
304
22,715
# Students in 3rd Grade:
324
22,946
# Students in 4th Grade:
269
22,866
# Students in 5th Grade:
325
23,517
# Students in 6th Grade:
274
24,127
# Students in 7th Grade:
285
16,320
# Students in 8th Grade:
291
15,116
# Students in 9th Grade:
332
-
# Students in 10th Grade:
296
-
# Students in 11th Grade:
334
-
# Students in 12th Grade:
363
-
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $12,211 in this school district is less than the state median of $18,964. The school district revenue/student has declined by 5% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,102 is less than the state median of $18,654. The school district spending/student has declined by 5% over four school years.
This School District
This State (NE)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$51 MM
$7 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 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$50 MM
$7 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 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$12,211
$18,964
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 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$12,102
$18,654
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 2018-19 school year data.

Best Columbus Public Schools School District Public Elementary Schools (2022-23)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Centennial Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
500 Centennial St
Columbus, NE 68602
(402) 563-8180
Grades: PK-4
| 398 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Lost Creek Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3772 33rd Ave
Columbus, NE 68602
(402) 563-7045
Grades: PK-4
| 351 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
North Park Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2200 31st St
Columbus, NE 68602
(402) 563-7070
Grades: PK-4
| 321 students
Rank: #44.
West Park Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4100 Adamy St
Columbus, NE 68602
(402) 563-7075
Grades: PK-4
| 264 students
Rank: #55.
Emerson Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2410 20th St
Columbus, NE 68602
(402) 563-7030
Grades: PK-4
| 298 students
Rank: #66.
Columbus Middle School
Math: 47% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2200 26th St
Columbus, NE 68602
(402) 563-7060
Grades: 5-8
| 1,175 students

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • District size: 9 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 4,159 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 47%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 84% (Top 50% in NE)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 49% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 46% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

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