South Columbus High School

  • South Columbus High School serves 785 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the NC average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 50%.
  • South Columbus High School operates within the Columbus County s School District.
  • Columbus County s School District's 69% graduation rate is lower than the NC state average of 76%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 785 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 43 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students785 students
South Columbus High School Total Students (1995-2015)
Gender %South Columbus High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers43 teachers
South Columbus High School Total Teachers (1995-2015)
Students by GradeSouth Columbus High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
South Columbus High School Student Teacher Ratio (1995-2015)
American Indian
n/a
1%
South Columbus High School American Indian Students (2004-2014)
Hispanic
8%
16%
South Columbus High School Black Students (1999-2015)
Black
21%
26%
South Columbus High School Black Students (1995-2015)
White
70%
50%
South Columbus High School White Students (1995-2015)
Two or more races
1%
4%
South Columbus High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsSouth Columbus High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownNC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.460.66
South Columbus High School Diversity Score (1995-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
43%
52%
South Columbus High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
5%
South Columbus High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Columbus County s School District's student population of 6,297 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 69% has decreased from 95% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $9,927 in this district is less than the state average of $10,864. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $9,780 is less than the state average of $10,591. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District NameColumbus County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
18
1
Number of Students Managed6,297912
Columbus County s School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate69%76%
Columbus County s School District Graduation Rate (2001-2015)
District Total Revenue$65 MM$18 MM
Columbus County s School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$64 MM$18 MM
Columbus County s School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$9,927$10,864
Columbus County s School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$9,780$10,591
Columbus County s School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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