Columbus County Schools School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 15 public schools serving 5,412 students in Columbus County Schools School District. This district's average testing ranking is 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in North Carolina.
Public Schools in Columbus County Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 31% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 37% (versus the 46% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Columbus County Schools School District are Ccca - Fair Bluff /southeastern Campuses, Nakina Middle School and Old Dock Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Columbus County Schools School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in North Carolina.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the North Carolina public school average of 52% (majority Black).

Overview

School District Name
Columbus County Schools School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 13
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
15 Schools
2,688 Schools
# Students
5,412 Students
1,551,508 Students
# Teachers
348 Teachers
99,310 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Columbus County Schools School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 305 school districts in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 85% has increased from 83% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (NC)
Overall District Rank
#213 out of 305 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Columbus County Schools  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
42%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Columbus County Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
46%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Columbus County Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
85%
85%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Columbus County Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.62
0.68
# American Indian Students
236 Students
20,054 Students
% American Indian Students
4%
1%
# Asian Students
6 Students
51,696 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
4%
# Hispanic Students
543 Students
271,088 Students
% Hispanic Students
10%
18%
# Black Students
1,584 Students
393,089 Students
% Black Students
29%
25%
# White Students
2,912 Students
749,017 Students
% White Students
54%
48%
# Hawaiian Students
4 Students
2,146 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
151 Students
66,064 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
225
18,691
# Students in K Grade:
355
115,006
# Students in 1st Grade:
413
115,491
# Students in 2nd Grade:
369
116,934
# Students in 3rd Grade:
389
121,120
# Students in 4th Grade:
383
122,769
# Students in 5th Grade:
403
123,069
# Students in 6th Grade:
292
119,743
# Students in 7th Grade:
332
116,908
# Students in 8th Grade:
288
110,052
# Students in 9th Grade:
523
130,053
# Students in 10th Grade:
555
120,963
# Students in 11th Grade:
466
114,911
# Students in 12th Grade:
419
105,294
# Ungraded Students:
-
504

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $10,910 is higher than the state median of $9,419. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,239 is higher than the state median of $9,637. The school district spending/student has grown by 9% over four school years.
This School District
This State (NC)
Total Revenue
$59 MM
$8 MM
This chart display total revenue of Columbus County Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$61 MM
$8 MM
This chart display total spending of Columbus County Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$10,910
$9,419
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Columbus County Schools  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$11,239
$9,637
This chart display average spending per public school student in Columbus County Schools  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Columbus County Schools School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
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: #33.
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: #44.
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: #55.
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: #66.
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: #77.
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: #88.
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: #99.
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: #1010.
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: #1111.
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: #1212.
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: #1313.
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: #1414.
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: #1515.
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

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 13
  • Students: 5,412 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 46%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85% (Btm 50% in NC)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.62

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