South Columbus Elementary School

1964 Torch Hill Rd
Columbus, GA 31903
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
South Columbus Elementary School serves 534 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
South Columbus Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Georgia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10-14% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15-19% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Georgia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Georgia state average of 60% (majority Black).

Top Placements

South Columbus Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Georgia for:

School Overview

South Columbus Elementary School's student population of 534 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students534 students
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Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
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School Comparison

South Columbus Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,188 schools in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of South Columbus Elementary School is 0.43, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (GA)
Overall Testing Rank
#2008 out of 2188 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
10-14%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
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4%
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Hispanic
21%
15%
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Black
73%
37%
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White
3%
40%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.430.69
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Eligible for Free Lunch
94%
56%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
2%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMuscogee County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to South Columbus Elementary School is Spencer High School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Eddy Middle School (1.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Dorothy Height Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Columbus Spencer High School Math: 9% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 813 students
    0.7 miles
    4340 Victory Dr
    Columbus, GA 31903
    (706) 683-8701
    0.7 9-12 813
  • Columbus Dorothy Height Elementary School Math: 14% | Reading: 16%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 712 students
    0.8 miles
    1458 Benning Dr
    Columbus, GA 31903
    (706) 570-3009
    0.8 K-5 712
  • Columbus Eddy Middle School Math: 10% | Reading: 11%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 453 students
    1.0 miles
    2100 S Lumpkin Rd
    Columbus, GA 31903
    (706) 683-8782
    1 6-8 453
  • Columbus Baker Middle School Math: 7% | Reading: 10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 503 students
    1.2 miles
    1215 Benning Dr
    Columbus, GA 31903
    (706) 683-8721
    1.2 6-8 503
  • Columbus Key Elementary School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 373 students
    1.4 miles
    2520 Broadmoor Dr
    Columbus, GA 31903
    (706) 683-8797
    1.4 K-5 373

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