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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Columbia High School is a public school located in West Columbia, TX. It has 898 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 75% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.

Columbia High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
75%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1070
67 responses
Average ACT
25
13 responses
AP Enrollment
2%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$65,613
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$958
National
$949
Median Home Value
$92,300
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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 22 responses
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  • Football games
    27%
  • Graduation
    27%
  • Any band activities
    9%
  • Soccer Games
    9%
  • Coaches need to be upgraded
    5%
  • Cross Country Meets
    5%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
898
Free or Reduced Lunch
52%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,665
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.9%
42%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$10,003/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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Columbia High School Reviews

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It feels like a family. The teachers want you to be the best student you can be, they truly care for you and about you. I had a nice experience in high school, there are many opportunities for academic and athletic growth. The school board is very fair and tries to accommodate for anything they need to. The school is old but it does not look that way at all, they are very good about keeping up to date with things. Also, at Columbia High School, they are very traditional and like to keep things nice and put together, I enjoyed it very much!
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My experience at Columbia High School has been great. What I love about my school are the administrative staff and teachers. They are super optimistic and kind. After you leave a class, you are well educated and ready for success. Another thing that I love about Columbia High School is that you have so many clubs and activities to join. However, what I would like to see changed in the school is more modernized and engaging activities, and clubs provided for the students. I am, and always will be, proud to be a roughneck from Columbia High School.
Good teachers but there is almost a hostile environment among the students. I feel that I have received a decent education from this high school. The dual-credit program with Brazosport College is one of the most beneficial things that is offered. This gives students a chance to get a jump start on their future. The campus is nice and open though I do think that it is in need of updates. The extracurricular groups on campus such as band, dolls, choir, WIT, NHS, and more gives students plenty of opportunities to grow with their peers. The campus does have an opportunity of being able to have the TDECU branch in the school, which hires 5 students each year.