812 Southern Drive
Catawissa, PA 17820
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
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 1%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 90-94% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 85-89% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 62%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Pennsylvania state level of 14:1.
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 Rankings

Southern Columbia High School ranks 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.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
417 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
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School Rankings

Southern Columbia High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 2,797 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 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 Data
This School
State Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank
#74 out of 2797 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
90-94%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
85-89%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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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%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.08
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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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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 417 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 4%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 10% in PA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 90-94% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 85-89% (Top 5%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.08 (Btm 50%)

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