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  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
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Columbia School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Columbia, MO. It has 18,171 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 58% in reading.
Address
1818 W Worley St
Columbia, MO 65203
Telephone
(573) 214-3400
Website

Columbia School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1310
81 responses
Average ACT
27
753 responses

Students

Diversity
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
18,171
Free or Reduced Lunch
45.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,895
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$224,407,000
Expenses Per Student
$13,230/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    54%
  • Support Services
    41%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$47,236
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$825
National
$949
Median Home Value
$185,300
National
$184,700

Columbia School District Reviews

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When I was two my mother noticed that I was unable to follow two direction instructions and had me tested. The diagnosis was that I had problems processing/understanding what was asked of me. Upon entering kindergarten I was screened further to determine if I qualified for an Individual Educational Plan (IEP). My mom worked diligently with school administration, staff, and faculty to ensure that I received the learning tools and support to be a successful student. My mom made sure she advocated for me when I wasn’t able to do so myself. Along the way she has had made sure that as I’ve gotten older that I learned to advocate for myself and understand that just because I have a learning disability doesn’t mean I can’t further my education after high school. my teachers, administrators, coaches, case managers, and the Special Education Department. Without their commitment and dedication to prepare me for the opportunity to go to college I can honestly say I would be lost.
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The teachers I have worked with in Columbia Public Schools through the years have provided me with plenty of support, options and encouragement. If another student or myself is struggling they will be given whatever it takes to get back on track. The teachers are fair and make a point to relate to students. When kids need help in any way their voices are heard. This also applies out of the classroom. Guidance is a strong, trusted support system for my peers and myself. Additionally, the administration works with the kids who get in trouble and helps them work out the problem rather than punishing them with no explanation or understanding. The classes are diverse and there are options for a different educational paths as well as intellectual capacities. I
I like that my school rewards hard work with freedom. You get to do more, you get to go off campus, it's a more relaxed environment. I feel responsible students get more benefits and it encourages me to make good choices. Additionally, my high school schedule is similar to a college schedule; ie you have your classes staggered and every other day. So for example your math class is Monday, Wednesday, and Friday one week and the next week it is Tuesday and Thursday. That gives me more time to study and makes me more responsible having to keep track of when homework is due for which day/week.