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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Columbus Community High School is a public school located in Columbus Junction, IA. It has 230 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 75% of students are at least proficient in math and 55% in reading.
Address
1004 Colton St
Columbus Junction, IA 52738
Telephone
(319) 728-2231
Website

Columbus Community High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
75%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
Average ACT
20
42 responses
AP Enrollment
4%

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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
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$50,987
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$581
National
$949
Median Home Value
$88,500
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
63%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Homecoming week is full of spirit and prom
    64%
  • Pep assemblies
    18%
  • Athletic events
    9%
  • Fine arts recognition assembly
    9%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
230
Free or Reduced Lunch
74%
67%
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
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,846
Teachers in First/Second Year
27.6%
38%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 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
$12,566/ year
National
$12,239
57%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
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What I really liked about Columbus Community High School was that the student to teacher ratio was very small. If you needed help from a teacher you were more likely to receive it. I also really liked the fact that everyone knew each other and we all have grown up with each other since we were little kids. Something that I would like to see change would be the involvement in extra curricular activities. Not many kids are involved in a lot of things, I would like to see this number go up!
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When I first started high school, I was excited to officially call myself a high school student. I always thought the high school students had a lot of fun and they hosted a lot of activities an fundraisers to help the student body out. Although there is many things Columbus Community High School does right, our school could use some improving. We have had to lay off many teachers because of budget cuts. The teachers have a hard time adjusting to what we already know and don't know. Columbus Community High School has its pros and cons. The education is a bit below average but the friendships you make and the people that are so wiling to give and help make up for it.
This school is a special one. We are almost number one in the state of Iowa! For the lowest test scores that is. What is the problem you may ask? There are multiple causes for our terrible performance. A lot of students simply don't try on standardized test. They don't do great in school and since these test aren't going to show up on their report card, why bother with it? Fill in the bubbles and get this over with. Cheating in class is omnipresent. In fact, in one of our classes the smart student finishes the assignment and passes it to everyone else. We copy and turn it in for an easy A. Unfortunately the teacher doesn't do anything to stop this. Some teachers will bump up your grade if you are in a sport that they teach. Others will lower your grade if you quit their extracurricular. I have a friend who joined an afterschool group. Afterwards, he noticed that his grade was going up even though his quality of work didn't. He later decided that the group didn't interest him so he left it. His grade also left the A range. In fact, it fell to a grade lower than the grade he had before he joined the group. It must be some sort of coincidence. Or not. A cool teacher that I have has two kids that will be entering school soon. We asked him how will it feel to someday teach your own kids. His response: My kids are definitely not going here. They are going (insert school name here). A Columbus Junction High School teacher knows that the district he works at has some serious problems. I think that speaks for itself.