A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Address
1818 W Worley St
Columbia, MO 65203
Telephone
(573) 214-3400
Website

Columbia School District Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
56%
Percent Proficient - Math
43%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1300
47 responses
Average ACT
27
379 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
17,985
Free or Reduced Lunch
43.6%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,852
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$224,407,000
Expenses Per Student
$13,192/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    54%
  • Support Services
    41%
  • Other
    5%

Columbia School District Reviews

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I attended Columbia Public Schools for 5 years and enjoyed every one of them! I enjoyed the teachers, sports, music, theatre, and other activities while there. Staff was nearly always there to help and I never felt unsafe.
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if you were not the kid to get into trouble and in the wrong crowd, then school was a breeze. Teachers, Administrators and just the staff were very welcoming and helpful with anything you needed. Even when you were the'bad' kid, you got to know them on a very good level. They help prepare you for college very well. But the only down side was the strictness of security. It was very high to where most students felt like it was a prison along with no cell phone reception. Yes I know that you are not supposed to be on your phone during class. If a parent needed to reach their student directly, it is much easier to contact them directly other than going through the school to get a hold of the child. Especially if after school activities were apart of your experience and you need to contact your parent, it was almost impossible to do it. This was only at my High School, Battle High School. But the new Elementary next door, probably had the same problem.
Being in the military I'm glad that Columbia is a choice for military personnel. From my experience the teachers do well at their job of teaching and really help you understand the core concepts and how to apply them, the administration personnel help you quickly and effectively solve a problem or get through your financial aid, and their resources for studying are abundant and useful. The only thing to change is maybe offer more health related classes if possible. I.E nutrition, sports medicine, etc.