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C-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Columbus High School is a public school located in Columbus, MS. It has 1,091 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 16% of students are at least proficient in math and 10% in reading.
Address
215 Hemlock Street
Columbus, MS 39702
Telephone
(662) 241-7200
Website
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Columbus High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
10%
Percent Proficient - Math
16%
Average Graduation Rate
80%
Average SAT
Average ACT
19
190 responses
AP Enrollment
10%
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Median Household Income
$34,977
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$713
National
$949
Median Home Value
$108,400
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
46%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
38%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Senior nights
    24%
  • Graduation
    22%
  • Sports
    19%
  • Prom, homecoming, pep rallies,
    16%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    5%
  • Sports and drama classes
    5%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,091
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
45%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,861
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.6%
33%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,101/ year
National
$12,239
39%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
28%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
28%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses
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During my years at Columbus High School, I have encountered many eye-opening experiences. One of the things I like at Columbus High School is free dual enrollment. This gives students an opportunity to graduate with an Associate’s Degree, and possibly enter college as a Junior. Another thing I like about my school is the teachers are more involved in teaching. From personal experiences, I feel this is a great way to get students involved with learning. One thing I don’t like about Columbus High School is the counselors are slightly apathetic about your schedule. As I started my freshman year at Columbus High School, I was placed in classes that I didn't need to take to graduate. This made me more responsible because I had to make sure I was taking the classes I needed to graduate. Another disadvantage is the classes are very long. The classes last for 2 hours. During this time, I lose interest in the class and sometimes get sleepy. Overall, I adequately enjoy Columbus High School.
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My school is okay. Some teachers are amazingly dedicated to their job; others aren't. There have been recent rules added and changed that cause major distractions, disruptions, and problems with the students and parents for no good reason.
My freshman year in high school was amazing. Everything felt like a typically high school. I’m sure not every school gives every child a MacBook for the entire year, but that was a great advantage. Today, in my school, I would like to see the kids take school more serious. Most underclass man are always in trouble or skipping. It will have a great effect on then in their later years and that’s what bothers me a lot.