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For the 2021 school year, there are 8 public schools serving 3,928 students in Columbus 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 School District have an average math proficiency score of 49% (versus the Nebraska public school average of 52%), and reading proficiency score of 45% (versus the 52% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Columbus 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. Columbus School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Nebraska.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Nebraska public school average of 34% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

School District NameColumbus School District
School District Phone Number(402) 563-7000
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2018-2019 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (NE)
# of Schools8 Schools1,098 Schools
# of Students3,928 Students323,847 Students
# of Teachers248 Teachers23,776 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:114:1

District Rank

Columbus School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 248 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 2018-2019 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (NE)
Overall District Rank
#189 out of 248 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Columbus   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   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   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   School District and public school graduation rate of NE by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.530.52
# of American Indian Students33 Students4,446 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# of Asian Students27 Students8,959 Students
% Asian Students
1%
3%
# of Hispanic Students1,597 Students60,839 Students
% Hispanic Students
41%
19%
# of Black Students41 Students21,654 Students
% Black Students
1%
7%
# of White Students2,172 Students215,249 Students
% White Students
55%
66%
# of Hawaiian Students1 Student450 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students57 Students12,250 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
4%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:21317,513
# of Students in Kindergarten:27923,239
# of Students in 1st Grade:22822,902
# of Students in 2nd Grade:31123,568
# of Students in 3rd Grade:26024,184
# of Students in 4th Grade:29724,178
# of Students in 5th Grade:28422,561
# of Students in 6th Grade:27923,678
# of Students in 7th Grade:25823,359
# of Students in 8th Grade:28923,730
# of Students in 9th Grade:33223,832
# of Students in 10th Grade:30623,747
# of Students in 11th Grade:28423,007
# of Students in 12th Grade:30824,349
# of Ungraded Students: - -

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $11,725 in this school district is less than the state median of $17,458. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $15,966 is less than the state median of $17,165. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017This School DistrictThis State (NE)
Total Revenue$46 MM$7 MM
This chart display total revenue of Columbus   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NE by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending$63 MM$7 MM
This chart display total spending of Columbus   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NE by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$11,725$17,458
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Columbus   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NE by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$15,966$17,165
This chart display average spending per public school student in Columbus   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in NE by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Best Columbus School District Public Schools (2021)

  • 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 | 391 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 | 373 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 | 309 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 | 240 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 | 261 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Columbus High School Math: 49% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3434 Discoverer Drive
    Columbus, NE 68602
    (402) 563-7050

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,230 student
  • Rank: #77.
    Columbus Middle School Math: 47% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2200 26th St
    Columbus, NE 68602
    (402) 563-7060

    Grades: 5-8 | 1,110 student
  • Rank: #88.2508 27th Street
    Columbus, NE 68602
    (402) 563-7000

    Grades: PK | 14 students
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