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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Columbia High School is a public school located in NAMPA, ID. It has 1,335 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 16% of students are at least proficient in math and 54% in reading.
Address
301 SOUTH HAPY VALLEY ROAD
NAMPA, ID 83687
Telephone
(208) 498-0571
Website

Columbia High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
16%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1020
376 responses
Average ACT
24
67 responses
AP Enrollment
34%
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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
$43,058
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$862
National
$949
Median Home Value
$133,900
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
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.56 responses
Poll
66%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.56 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 132 responses
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  • Sporting events
    19%
  • Assemblies
    17%
  • Homecoming Bonfire
    14%
  • Theatre and Choir performances
    13%
  • Our Spirit Rally between each class
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • Pep rallies
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,335
Free or Reduced Lunch
51%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.58 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.59 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.59 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$41,426
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.71 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.71 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.71 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$5,643/ year
National
$12,239
63%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.70 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.70 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.70 responses
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I give my high school a four out of five stars mainly because of the lack of school spirit while I was there. No one liked going to the games or cheering at the pep-rallies. But! There are so many educational opportunities there. You can get certified in many things in the health care field, associates degrees in fields like business and health. As long as you never stop asking questions and keeping the "willingness to learn" mentality your teachers are always going to help you out. I also had a couple of teachers who were also college professors. Finally! I also had an awesome career counselor.
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My Highschool experience was great! Columbia is a great school, great teachers, decent selection of programs and pathways, and great involvement. One thing that Columbia has always been missing is that sense of school pride... as a senior I noticed that kids just don't really care about the school, they don't take ownership over it; its simply there! This needs to change. My one other complaint was the food, not that it was bad but it simply lacked variety and quality, I can't remember how many times I ate pizza or for breakfast we ate the same things. Needles to say school lunches aren't always the best but hey could definitely be better at Columbia.
My experience at Columbia has been great so far! So many different opportunities and diverse career pathways that the school district as a whole provides, with a special transferring system to allow all students opportunities to take their desired classes. I love my teachers and I know they know the topic they are teaching and are going to help me do my best.