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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Columbus East High School is a highly rated, public school located in Columbus, IN. It has 1,534 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 39% of students are at least proficient in math and 63% in reading.
Address
230 S Marr Rd
Columbus, IN 47201
Telephone
(812) 376-4369
Website

Columbus East High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1180
134 responses
Average ACT
25
102 responses
AP Enrollment
18%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$57,535
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$864
National
$949
Median Home Value
$148,500
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
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 54 responses
Report
  • The east vs north events
    35%
  • Football games
    19%
  • Dance marathon
    17%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • Dances
    7%
  • End-of-Quarter Celebration
    6%
  • Homecoming
    6%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,534
Free or Reduced Lunch
32%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
6%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,366/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.33 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.33 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.33 responses
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I love east and honestly wouldn't change anything. It's fully a welcoming school, helps all students and brings unification to all as well. Not only are academics strong but also strong club and extra curricular group involvement. Sports and arts are both highly encouraged and supported. The teachers coaches and staff are not only great rolemodles in life but great mentors as well!
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At Columbus East, I love the environment we have! We have a very laid back style, which has very much prepared me for college. But sometimes it can be a little too laid back, and other students are not ready for the kind of responsibility and freedom given out. Other then this, this school is so welcoming and involving!
I really appreciate Columbus East’s variety of opportunities with multiple programs, depending on what career paths students plan for. From medical to engineering, culinary, and many others, students can discover their passions early in high school to be better prepared for their college and career experiences. Additionally, the atmosphere of Columbus East is very welcoming and open, and students have the option of reaching out to teachers and asking for one-on-one help during their resource period. For the most part, the teachers at my school love what they do, which has a huge influence on students’ attitudes on learning. Overall my experience at East has been positive and I will always remember the impact my teachers and peers have had on me.