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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Columbus North High School is a highly rated, public school located in Columbus, IN. It has 2,017 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 60% in reading.
Address
1400 25th St
Columbus, IN 47201
Telephone
(812) 376-4432
Website

Columbus North High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
60%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1220
226 responses
Average ACT
26
146 responses
AP Enrollment
25%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
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  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
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Area Feel
Dense 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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 96 responses
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  • Rivalry Games
    25%
  • Prom
    21%
  • Choir and orchestra concerts
    11%
  • Formal
    11%
  • Watching school plays
    11%
  • Great band programs.
    9%
  • Spirit weeks
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,017
Free or Reduced Lunch
32%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.40 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.40 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.40 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.1%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.53 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.53 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.53 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very 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.53 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.53 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.53 responses
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My experience with Columbus North has overall been very positive. After moving from a different state, I was unsure of whether or not I would be able to fit in. However, I was able to easily find a niche that welcomed me for everything I was. I am currently involved with tennis, choir, and many academic competitions in my school. My teachers are very quirky and I see a different face every day. Our school offers extra classes like culinary, engineering, and graphic design. They allow us freedom all while providing us with the safety we need. If there was one thing I could change about Columbus North, it would be the student involvement. Columbus North is very good about letting students do cool things like a school magazine and a student news channel. However, there are not very many events that get students involved with each other. We only have one school-wide event per year, and if we could change that, we could grow from a great school to an outstanding one!
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Honestly, I did not enjoy attending North. The work was not interesting and it definitely was not preparing me for success in college. Now I am in university, I really do see the errors in the way North and its faculty treat their students and the way students treat each other. No one there truly cares about education, not the administration, not the teachers, and most definitely not the students. The teachers are probably the worst part because they have no faith in students and their success. I had a math teacher from North literally imply I was dumb to my face when I had an A in his class and the classes are entirely busy work. Whether this is the fault of the school or the education system in this country, I do not know, but if you want to actually enjoy your high school experience do not settle for the least bad school that BCSC offers.
Columbus North High School is a good school, especially academically. There are many chances to take higher level and AP classes. There are many clubs, but sometimes it feels like there aren’t many to choose from. The teachers are generally nice and try to help you succeed. The C4 program is really cool as it lets students have new experience in the work field. However, North feels a bit old and small, though there is a lot of diversity. The doors to the school are all locked from the outside for safety, except for the main entrance which is sort of annoying, especially when going out for lunch. Overall, North is a very good school to go to, but there are better schools.