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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Columbia High School is a highly rated, public school located in East Greenbush, NY. It has 1,300 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 98% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.

Columbia High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
98%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1250
233 responses
Average ACT
28
75 responses
AP Enrollment
21%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$84,461
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,094
National
$949
Median Home Value
$212,200
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
69%
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 33 responses
Report
  • Pep rally and homecoming week!
    33%
  • Prom
    21%
  • APUS Role-play
    12%
  • Sno-Ball
    9%
  • Talent Show
    6%
  • The play
    6%
  • Columbia Idol
    3%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,300
Free or Reduced Lunch
21%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,515
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.1%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$22,614/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
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Great community once you find your people, known across the board for having really nice students. Most staff are helpful and treat you like an adult, especially when you get into junior and senior classes.

Also there's an option for everyone to get their high school diploma! In this day and age it's almost impossible to exist without one, and Columbia makes that available to everyone, no matter what struggles they have. We also have lots of honors and AP paths if you're looking for a more competitive education.
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Columbia is a great school! All of the teachers are wonderful and always willing to help their students! The guidance office staff truly prepares you to apply for college or enter the military. The athletics department cares about it's athletes and always pushes them to be the best they can be.
I loved the school it was one that I think all other schools should look up to them and follow there example. they are one of the best schools with teachers and parents that really support there children and student to learn and improve in there academy, physical and emotional support. This school has helped to groom young minds all over the world that didn't think of themselves to have a chance to learn or to make something of themselves but they have through coming to this school and learning under the support of there wonderful staff. I would really love to see this school improve with the support of the government in making there academic performance greater than it already is.