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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Columbia Borough School District is a public school district located in Columbia, PA. It has 1,327 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 24% of students are at least proficient in math and 45% in reading.
About Columbia Borough School District...
Address
200 N Fifth St
Columbia, PA 17512
Telephone
(717) 684-2283
Website

Columbia Borough School District Rankings

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Elementary Schools in Columbia Borough School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
24%
Average Graduation Rate
67%
Average SAT
1030
40 responses
Average ACT

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,327
Free or Reduced Lunch
51.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,726
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$21,516,000
Expenses Per Student
$16,115/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    6%

Columbia Borough School District Reviews

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Columbia Borough School District is very poor. Every student is given a free breakfast and lunch. Columbia also has no bussing system so a lot of kids have to walk. However, alongside the cons are pros. The school district has very nicely kept facilities. The school district also has an amazing staff of teachers and excels in band and theatre. Although the school district does not have a lot of money it does an excellent job of giving each student as many opportunities as possible. The high school began two dual enrollment courses and a mentoring program. I personally feel that the school district provides very well for their students despite their financial troubles.
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I loved my teachers and classmates at CHS. However, as a part of a small, poor, and failing district I didn’t feel as though I got some opportunities other nearby schools had. However, as a graduate of the 2018 class I am attending a local state school with the help of my financial advisor and teachers. Furthering my education would not have been possible without their help.
Columbia Borough School district is a small school where everyone knows everyone. The school district does its best to provide all of the its students with the most opportunities, however, Columbia Borough School district is very poor. Each student at the school is given a free breakfast and a free lunch. I am very impressed with what the school does with what it has. I wish they were able to offer more electives, and extra curricular activities.