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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Columbia Central High School is an above average, public school located in Columbia, TN. It has 1,353 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 13% of students are at least proficient in math and 30% in reading.
Address
921 Lion Pw
Columbia, TN 38401
Telephone
(931) 381-2222
Website
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Columbia Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
30%
Percent Proficient - Math
13%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
Average ACT
26
138 responses
AP Enrollment
17%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$41,673
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$748
National
$949
Median Home Value
$126,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 48 responses
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  • Football games, prom
    27%
  • Pep rally
    23%
  • Band banquet
    17%
  • ROTC Ball
    10%
  • Homecoming week
    6%
  • Clubs
    4%
  • Pep rallies
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,353
Free or Reduced Lunch
34%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,826
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.2%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,784/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses
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I am currently a Junior at Columbia Central! Columbia Central is very diverse and offers amazing programs and classes! Columbia Central offers many AP, Dual Credit, and Tech classes! Columbia Central partners with Columbia State Community College, and with this partnership the school has a Collegiate Academy for the Top Scholars! Also, CHS has a Mechatronics program that has seen much success, and has provided many job opportunities for CHS graduates! Columbia Central also partners with Tennessee Tech University to host an automotive Technology class! CHS goes out of its way to provide as many opportunities at success as possible! The administration goes out of the way to help protect, empower, and encourage students!
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I love ColumbiaCentral High School! With the large variety of classes and clubs, I was able to explore a variety of future careers. The teachers are great and and we’re always willing to help. I played soccer for the girl’s team and helped manage the boy’s soccer team. The only thing I would suggest is to offer a class for all of the sport’s teams.
My experience overall at Columbia Central High School was pretty good. It is such a diverse school which is great and they have a lot of clubs and activities which you could be apart of which is also really great! The three years that I have spent at this school we’re great, the only thing I wish would change is that all students receive free lunch