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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Columbia High School is an above average, public school located in White Salmon, WA. It has 395 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
Address
1455 NW Bruin Country Rd
White Salmon, WA 98672
Telephone
(509) 493-1970
Website
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1180
45 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
12%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Median Household Income
$51,258
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$791
National
$949
Median Home Value
$219,200
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
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Spirit stick handed down each year for enthusiasm!
    43%
  • Moving down the bleachers at senior send-off
    21%
  • Senior hand prints
    21%
  • First day assembly
    7%
  • Home coming week
    7%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
395
Free or Reduced Lunch
42%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$61,390
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$10,961/ year
National
$12,239
73%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
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Columbia High School is a very relaxed environment that is big on school spirit, education, and safety. They encourage their students to do their very best every single day to prepare them for their future after high school.
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I liked the teachers and classes offered on campus. I also really enjoyed all the different opportunities to get ready for college for example work shops or college fairs that were available to students. I personally really enjoyed being there and being surrounded by friends and teachers who taught me so much throughout my years at CHS.
I liked the small size of the school, the ability to join in the community, the cross country team is amazing, the wrestling program has improved drastically, the track team is great. There's a lot of support from teachers and staff to be part of something. The town supports the school. I felt like I belonged.