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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    D+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Columbia High School is a public school located in Burbank, WA. It has 261 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 35% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.
Address
787 Maple Street
Burbank, WA 99323
Telephone
(509) 545-8573
Website
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Columbia High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%
Average Graduation Rate
72%
Average SAT
1090
34 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
7%
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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
Rural
Median Household Income
$70,319
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$926
National
$949
Median Home Value
$171,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Baketball Games
    26%
  • Football Games
    23%
  • Assemblies
    17%
  • Softball or Volleyball Games
    14%
  • Prom, Sadies Hawkins, Homecoming
    11%
  • Winter Social
    6%
  • Our Wrestling team.
    3%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
261
Free or Reduced Lunch
45%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,900
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,648/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
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The school has very good teachers and staff that are knowledgeable, friendly, and welcoming. However, there are few classes offered to challenge my education, and I ended up having to take courses through running start to get a challenge. I would like to see more and harder courses for future classes.
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I did well here but I think I could have done well wherever I would have gone. The school is small so it can be both good and bad to know everyone and everything! You get to build strong bonds with those you meet and you usually fall into a category whether in athletic, artsy, dramatic or brainiest but when it came down to getting together we all blended well. The school as a whole could use upgrades and funding for better technology and to be able to give students other opportunities, but they get by. The staff for the most part are great! There are those whom have made a job of their career and no longer teach the person but the student. I guess that is what they are there for. Some teachers forget that they do and will leave a life time impression on their students. I am grateful for all those who took their time to educate me and ultimately for my supportive parent who did her part as well.
The teachers are great, and the academics are okay, but our building is falling apart. The walls in the biology lab and the band room are messed up because there was mold in the walls, our English teacher has to put a bucket on the floor when it rains because the roof leaks, and our auditorium doesn't meet safety codes. It's hard to get things done because the school has an overall aura of procrastination, and a lot of the time it seems like people- teachers and students both- don't care about the school, but the people are good and we get a refinished gym every year, so there's that.