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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Columbia High School is an above average, public school located in Lake City, FL. It has 1,957 students in grades PK, 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 40% of students are at least proficient in math and 46% in reading.
469 SE Fighting Tiger Dr
Lake City, FL 32025
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
40%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1130
128 responses
Average ACT
24
144 responses
AP Enrollment
20%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$44,491
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$827
National
$949
Median Home Value
$117,800
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
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
65%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 114 responses
  • Football games
    18%
  • Pep rally
    16%
  • Graduation
    14%
  • Float building for homecoming parade
    13%
  • Homecoming week
    12%
  • Class tee shirts
    7%
  • Homecoming
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,957
Free or Reduced Lunch
46%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$40,547
Teachers in First/Second Year
30.8%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 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
$8,984/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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A lot of my friends don't like Columbia High School and I never really understood it. But I also feel like a lot of people hate the highschools that they go to and as for me, I can confidently say that I've had a nice experience at this school. I've had great relations with my peers and teachers! I tend to get along with just about everybody. I'd say it's just part of my nature but all things aside I can't complain about my experience at this school. The hardest part about Columbia High School is managing your time with sports, school work, and socializing but you figure how to do that, you're like a well oiled machine and you're just breezing through everything.
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Columbia county high school is an excellent school. The staff are nice and friendly. The teachers educate you in the way that best fits you. My favorite experience while attending were the pep rallies! On the contrary, the music and arts department could have been financially supported more in my opinion.
Columbia High School has high standards and motivation for today's students. Housecleaning was done over last 3 years and the environment has been upgraded. This end of year, the administration/staff have been terrific and above the bar on educating the youth. Socially, emotionally and just plan out loving our Seniors, trying to salvage their Senior experience. They have communicated and set measures to protect everyone, as well as attempted to follow recommendations of parents and students. High fives to our highly talented FB administrator Tiger Town CHS, because she never sleeps, keeping every thing momently up to date.
I am happy to see the upgrades they are implementing while the school building is closed. The super teachers who are not only spreading the learning, but taking the extra time to keep theater, band, sports, and other clubs alive through ZOOM and Google Live, and planning drivebys with spaced kids to allow community acknowledgement of the missed events.