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  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 1,275 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 91% of students are at least proficient in math and 94% in reading.

Columbus High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
94%
Percent Proficient - Math
91%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1240
721 responses
Average ACT
28
279 responses
AP Enrollment
73%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$45,389
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$877
National
$949
Median Home Value
$141,700
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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.78 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.78 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 286 responses
  • The holiday social
    21%
  • Pep rallies
    14%
  • Senior Halloween Dress Up Day
    12%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Prom
    9%
  • I really love all of the events.
    7%
  • Special ed talent show
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,275
Free or Reduced Lunch
21%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.84 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.84 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.84 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,200
Teachers in First/Second Year
5%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.119 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.119 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.119 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
$11,716/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.117 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.117 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.117 responses
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I love that you can go up to people and just start a conversation and easily make friends. Even if one is not the sociable type, there’s a niche for everyone! The school spirit at school is huge(love it so much). The academics are challenging depending on the classes chosen. The teachers are extremely interesting people with either chill or strict rule following personalities; however, all teachers want you to become the best version of you by pushing you to do more than the expectation. It’s extremely easy to start a club. The environment of the school is competitive but we help each other when help is needed. I’m going to miss this school with all my heart and I’m going to miss it! I love the school pride, the staff and the student body. You can make your life long friends here with the relatively deep conversations that are usually started so easily (ranging from grape flavored water being purple on paper to talking about hot topics).
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This school is life-changing. It has opened up so many opportunities and connections that I would have never made if not for this school. While this school is amazing, its academics are very rigorous and require a strong work ethic. Columbus High School prepares you for college! However, they only offer AP courses, so if you were looking for Dual Enrollment, it is not here. From a student's perspective, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and made life long connections.
Columbus High School is a great school! They have very challenging courses, but their teachers are very supportive to help the students succeed, which is very appealing. Also, they offer many AP classes and renowned extracurricular activities which are very enriching.