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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Columbia Junior/Senior High School is a public school located in Columbia, PA. It has 379 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.
901 Ironville Pike
Columbia, PA 17512
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Columbia Junior/Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1040
59 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$39,019
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$773
National
$949
Median Home Value
$102,800
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
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
50%
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 17 responses
  • Prom
    24%
  • Mini-Thon
    18%
  • Plays
    18%
  • May Day Celebration
    12%
  • Sporting events
    12%
  • Getting out of there
    6%
  • Homecoming
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
379
Free or Reduced Lunch
95%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,488
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.7%
43%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$16,742/ year
National
$12,239
43%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
14%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
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I like how the school is not as cliche and separated like in the movies. While everyone has their own separate friend groups, there is not defined “popular kids” or “nerdy kids.” Everyone knows each other and acts like a community. I like that the football players and cheer leaders are also the smart students, in all honors classes. Students are not looked down upon for being smart or for slacky in school work, for the most part everyone is accepting and do not care about little things.
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There were fights and bullying all the time, kids didn't want to be there so that affected the teachers, had to "rent" books because the school was out of money in the budget but was busy upgrading their sports facilities. Most people that I see online that were not in advanced classes still can not communicate effectively. In my opinion the school should have been taken over by hempfield years ago. It was a sad excuse for a learning environment despite many teachers best efforts.
I like that it is very small so you get to know a lot of students as well as teachers and get to build close relationships. It is very welcoming and easy to fit in. I wish they would have more opportunities when it came to classes because I was used to being in Honors and IB/AP classes but those weren’t offered at Columbia. I feel like the material learned in some subjects is not rigorous enough for being “honors” classes.