40 Stallion Drive
Tabor City, NC 28463
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
South Columbus High School serves 780 students in grades 9-12.
South Columbus High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the North Carolina state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 52% (majority Black).

School Overview

South Columbus High School's student population of 780 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 46 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
780 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
46 teachers
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School Rankings

South Columbus High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,571 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of South Columbus High School is 0.48, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NC)
Overall Testing Rank
#1704 out of 2571 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
15:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
n/a
4%
Hispanic
8%
18%
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Black
21%
25%
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White
69%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.48
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Graduation Rate
89%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
98%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in South Columbus High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
4%
5%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 780 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 31%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 89% (Top 50% in NC)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.48 (Btm 50%)

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