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.
Columbus Community High School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
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Columbus Community High School Reviews
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!
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.