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grade C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade C
  4. College Prep
    grade C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade C minus
  6. Health & Safety
    grade C minus
  7. Administration
    grade C minus
  8. Sports
    grade C
  9. Food
    grade C minus
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade C minus

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Columbia High School is a public school located in Huntsville, AL. It has 850 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 27% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
27%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1060
35 responses
Average ACT
22
154 responses
AP Enrollment
7%

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Living in the Area

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  2. Good for Families
    grade A
  3. Housing
    grade B+
Median Household Income
$55,305
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$827
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$182,900
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade C minus
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
68%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 22 responses
Poll
45%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 54 responses
  • Senior events
    30%
  • My favorite school events are the peprallys
    15%
  • There aren't many traditions
    15%
  • Graduation
    9%
  • School dances
    9%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
850
Free or Reduced Lunch
50%
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 26 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 26 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,424
Teachers in First/Second Year
28.5%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 32 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 32 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 32 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade C minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$13,328 / year
National
$12,239
64%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 36 responses
19%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 36 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 36 responses

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