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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Columbus High School is a top rated, public, magnet school located in Columbus, GA. It has 1,267 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 86% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
Address
1700 Cherokee Ave
Columbus, GA 31906
Telephone
(706) 748-2534
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Columbus High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
86%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1240
626 responses
Average ACT
27
226 responses
AP Enrollment
73%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$43,239
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$856
National
$949
Median Home Value
$140,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.71 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.71 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 263 responses
Report
  • The holiday social
    22%
  • Pep rallies
    15%
  • Senior Halloween Dress Up Day
    11%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Prom
    9%
  • Special ed talent show
    7%
  • I really love all of the events.
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,267
Free or Reduced Lunch
21%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.77 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.77 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.77 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,784
Teachers in First/Second Year
5%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.112 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.112 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.112 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$9,437/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.110 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.110 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.110 responses
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I loved how engaging the staff and students are, and there really is something there for everyone! They don't focus on sports like many other school do, and they provide many activities and extracurriculars there. They have amazing debate, math, lacrosse, volleyball, and golf teams. They also have wonderful clubs for people who enjoy languages, art, theater, music, science and other things. Overall it was amazing, and I really enjoyed my time there!
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My overall experience with Columbus High was amazing! The other students were very motivated and driven which pushed me to do better. The teachers constantly wanted their students to do their best and help them not just academically but through all other aspects. However, some of the resources and funding are lacking for various activities, but overall there is a large number of clubs for students to be involved in.
Columbus High is a liberal arts and college preparatory magnet focused on exposing students to all that life has to offer. It is accredited as the #1 school in Georgia and has some of the most rigorous course selection with more clubs and honor societies than you can imagine. The arts at Columbus High is the best! We have a developed and professional theater department, choral department and band and orchestra department.
All that Columbus High has to offer is what makes it unique! The school not only focuses on academics and sports, but on culture and school spirit. We are a family. We support and encourage each other! The teachers, administration and staff are incredible and we have some of the most experienced counselors. The students are determined and driven! At Columbus High, we always strive to learn through experiences and emphasize the importance of community service. Your student will most certainly be prepared to go to college before graduating from this outstanding school.