Southern Columbia High School

812 Southern Drive
Catawissa, PA 17820
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 5%
Southern Columbia High School serves 417 students in grades 9-12.
Southern Columbia High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 85-89% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 85-89% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Southern Columbia High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

Southern Columbia High School's student population of 417 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Awards Blue Ribbon School (2016)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students417 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

Southern Columbia High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 2,820 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Southern Columbia High School is 0.08, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank
#76 out of 2820 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
85-89%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
85-89%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
1%
11%
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Black
1%
15%
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White
96%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.080.53
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSouthern Columbia Area School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Southern Columbia High School is North Central Secure Trmnt Unt (5.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Southern Columbia Middle School (0.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hartman El Center (0.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Catawissa Hartman El Center Math: 61% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-4 | 478 students
    0.0 miles
    802 Southern Drive
    Catawissa, PA 17820
    (570) 356-3250
    0 K-4 478
  • Catawissa Southern Columbia Middle School Math: 47% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 5-8 | 461 students
    0.0 miles
    810 Southern Drive
    Catawissa, PA 17820
    (570) 356-3400
    0 5-8 461
  • Danville North Central Secure Trmnt Unt Alternative School
    Grades: 7-12 | 40 students
    5.8 miles
    210 Clinic Rd
    Danville, PA 17821
    (570) 271-4710
    5.8 7-12 40
  • Danville Danville Center Adolescent Female Alternative School
    Grades: 7-12 | 29 students
    6.1 miles
    13 Kirkbride Drive
    Danville, PA 17821
    (570) 271-4751
    6.1 7-12 29
  • Bloomsburg W W Evans Memorial Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 185 students
    6.2 miles
    59 Perry Ave
    Bloomsburg, PA 17815
    (570) 784-3167
    6.2 K-5 185

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