Columbus County Schools School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 4 public high schools serving 1,963 students in Columbus County Schools School District. This district's average high testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public high schools in North Carolina.
Public High Schools in Columbus County Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 38% (versus the North Carolina public high school average of 48%), and reading proficiency score of 39% (versus the 51% statewide average).
The top ranked public high schools in Columbus County Schools School District are Ccca - Fair Bluff /southeastern Campuses, West Columbus High School and South Columbus High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Public High School in Columbus County School School District have a Graduation Rate of 85%, which is less than the North Carolina average of 86%.
The school with highest graduation rate is South Columbus High School, with 89% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in North Carolina or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the North Carolina public high school average of 49% (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
4 Schools
690 Schools
# Students
1,963 Students
521,078 Students
# Teachers
122 Teachers
31,940 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Columbus County Schools School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 188 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
0.61
0.65
# American Indian Students
109 Students
6,729 Students
% American Indian Students
6%
1%
# Asian Students
1 Student
15,652 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
3%
# Hispanic Students
160 Students
78,903 Students
% Hispanic Students
8%
15%
# Black Students
564 Students
132,453 Students
% Black Students
28%
26%
# White Students
1,096 Students
267,958 Students
% White Students
55%
51%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
627 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
56 Students
20,531 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
489
# Students in K Grade:
-
4,106
# Students in 1st Grade:
-
4,186
# Students in 2nd Grade:
-
4,251
# Students in 3rd Grade:
-
4,206
# Students in 4th Grade:
-
4,283
# Students in 5th Grade:
-
4,665
# Students in 6th Grade:
-
7,718
# Students in 7th Grade:
-
7,972
# Students in 8th Grade:
-
7,981
# 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:
-
-

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 stayed relatively flat 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 High Schools (2022)

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.
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: #33.
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: #44.
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

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: PK - 13
  • Students: 1,963 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 45%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85% (Btm 50% in NC)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.61

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