Top 10 Best Columbus County Public Schools (2021-22)

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 21 public schools serving 8,472 students in Columbus County, NC. Columbus County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in North Carolina.
The top ranked public schools in Columbus County, NC are Central Middle School, Ccca - Fair Bluff /southeastern Campuses and Nakina Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Columbus County, NC public schools have an average math proficiency score of 35% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 42% (versus the 46% statewide average). Schools in Columbus County have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of North Carolina public schools.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the North Carolina public school average of 52% (majority Black).

Best Columbus County Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Central Middle School
Math: 48% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
310 S Martin L King Jr Ave
Whiteville, NC 28472
(910) 642-3546
Grades: 6-8
| 475 students
Rank: #22.
Ccca - Fair Bluff /southeastern Campuses
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4564 Chadbourn Hwy
Whiteville, NC 28472
(910) 642-7141
Grades: 9-13
| 316 students
Rank: #33.
Nakina Middle School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
9822 Seven Creeks Hwy
Nakina, NC 28455
(910) 642-8301
Grades: 6-8
| 180 students
Rank: #44.
North Whiteville Academy
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
310 S Martin Luther King Jr Av
Whiteville, NC 28472
(910) 914-4161
Grades: 6-12
| 27 students
Rank: #55.
Whiteville High School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
413 N Lee Street
Whiteville, NC 28472
(910) 914-4189
Grades: 9-12
| 705 students
Rank: #66.
Old Dock Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
12489 New Britton Hwy
Whiteville, NC 28472
(910) 642-2084
Grades: PK-5
| 277 students
Rank: #77.
Columbus Charter School
Charter School
Math: 36% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
35 Bacon's Way
Whiteville, NC 28472
(910) 641-4042
Grades: K-8
| 760 students
Rank: #88.
West Columbus High School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
7294 Andrew Jackson Hwy
Cerro Gordo, NC 28430
(910) 654-6111
Grades: 9-12
| 444 students
Rank: #99.
Edgewood Elementary School
Math: 36% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
317 E Calhoun Street
Whiteville, NC 28472
(910) 642-3121
Grades: 3-5
| 530 students
Rank: #1010.
Williams Township
Math: 35% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
10400 James B White Hwy
Whiteville, NC 28472
(910) 653-3791
Grades: PK-8
| 731 students
Rank: #1111.
Cerro Gordo Elementary School
Math: 33% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
7685 Andrew Jackson Hwy
Cerro Gordo, NC 28430
(910) 654-4250
Grades: PK-8
| 333 students
Rank: #1212.
Hallsboro-artesia Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1337 Giles Byrd Road
Hallsboro, NC 28442
(910) 646-3510
Grades: PK-5
| 368 students
Rank: #1313.
South Columbus High School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
40 Stallion Drive
Tabor City, NC 28463
(910) 653-4073
Grades: 9-12
| 780 students
Rank: #1414.
Acme Delco Middle School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
26133 Andrew Jackson Hwy
Delco, NC 28436
(910) 655-3200
Grades: 6-8
| 120 students
Rank: #1515.
East Columbus High School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
32 Gator Lane
Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450
(910) 646-4094
Grades: 9-12
| 423 students
Rank: #1616.
Tabor City Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
203 Stake Road
Tabor City, NC 28463
(910) 653-3618
Grades: PK-5
| 421 students
Rank: #1717.
Chadbourn Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
409 E Third Avenue
Chadbourn, NC 28431
(910) 654-3825
Grades: PK-5
| 283 students
Rank: #1818.
Evergreen Elementary School
Math: 20% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
7211 Old 74 Hwy
Evergreen, NC 28438
(910) 654-3502
Grades: PK-8
| 256 students
Rank: #1919.
Acme Delco Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
16337 Old Lake Road
Riegelwood, NC 28456
(910) 655-2957
Grades: PK-5
| 313 students
Rank: #2020.
Tabor City Middle School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
701 W Sixth Street
Tabor City, NC 28463
(910) 653-3637
Grades: 6-8
| 167 students
Whiteville Primary
805 Barbcrest Avenue
Whiteville, NC 28472
(910) 642-4119
Grades: PK-2
| 563 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Columbus County, NC

Columbus County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Flemington Dr
Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450
(910) 646-3088
Grades: 6-12
| 37 students
801 W Smith Street
Chadbourn, NC 28431
(910) 654-4300
Grades: 6-8
| 108 students
685 Academy St
Fair Bluff, NC 28439
(910) 642-5168
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Po Box 277
Fair Bluff, NC 28439
(910) 649-7622
Grades: PK-8
| 144 students
11570 Swamp Fox Hwy East
Tabor City, NC 28463
(910) 653-2723
Grades: PK-5
| 125 students
89 School Road
Hallsboro, NC 28442
(910) 646-4192
Grades: 6-8
| 224 students
Po Box 248
Hallsboro, NC 28442
(910) 646-4192
Grades: 5-8
| 379 students
9822 Seven Creeks Hwy
Whiteville, NC 28472
(910) 642-8301
Grades: 6-10
| 20 students

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