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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Central Columbia Senior High School is a highly rated, public school located in Bloomsburg, PA. It has 549 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.

Central Columbia Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1190
244 responses
Average ACT
30
6 responses
AP Enrollment
24%
Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$44,671
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$754
National
$949
Median Home Value
$120,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
94%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 53 responses
Report
  • Football games
    23%
  • Homecoming weekend
    13%
  • Basketball games
    9%
  • Senior Slide Show
    9%
  • Prom
    8%
  • School Sporting events
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
549
Free or Reduced Lunch
25%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,898
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.1%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$27,332/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
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Central Columbia Senior High School Reviews

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In the small town of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania Central Columbia is a great school for any parent's child. In Elementary school I learned how to read, write, solve simple math equations, and how to make friends. When middle school came, I learned about multiplying/dividing, space, American culture, and right from wrong. I remember being so excited for high school, being in the "big kid" school, and finally being able to call myself a freshman. Throughout my four years there I can finally say high school was a truly enlightening experience. Freshman year was great, I loved my teachers, friends, and the sports/activities I was involved in. When sophomore year began, I can remember not wanting to go back. I didn't have many friends and felt alone and lost. Fast forward to senior year, I couldn't wait to get out of here and by the time I blinked Graduation was upon me and tears fled my eyes in remembrance of all the years at Central.
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Central Columbia is a pathway school that allows you to explore areas of interest that might lead to a career. The teachers are among some of the best and extremely helpful! Administration is good and cares about the well-being of all of its students. Central Columbia has prepared me for college and offers many opportunities to earn college credit before graduating high school.
Central Columbia has an outstanding facility staff who will meet your needs before their own and will put you first as their number one priority. Central Columbia has improved many pathways to help students succeed in agriculture and engineering. Central maintains an above average standardized test score reputation as well as maintaining the safety of its students. Bullying is one of Central's top concerns. On a monthly basis Central will put together emails, presentations, articles, and guest speakers addressing the topic. Although we have an outstanding guidance counselor, Mr. Bartholemew, who goes above and beyond for his fellow students and peers it isn't quite enough. As I have been a victim of bullying and have become a person with few friends I have begun to understand how lonesome and dangerous bullying and neglect can become. One aspect Central lacks is how little they try to make everyone feel welcomed and wanted during their school day.