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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  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
    B-
Columbus City School District is a public school district located in Columbus, OH. It has 50,028 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 31% in reading.
Address
270 E State St
Columbus, OH 43215
Telephone
(614) 365-5000
Website

Columbus City School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
31%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
74%
Average SAT
1050
144 responses
Average ACT
21
1,129 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
50,028
Free or Reduced Lunch
80.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,140
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$928,345,000
Expenses Per Student
$17,851/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    52%
  • Support Services
    44%
  • Other
    4%

Columbus City School District Reviews

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I have so many resources to scholarships and training programs, aswell as planned parenthood, Is also have resources to go to out of state colleges and information. Columbus city schools have really good teacher aswell! Diversity is a major factor, and sports are fun aswell, they treat music and performing arts like they do sports, everything is important. Safety is not usually an issue, it is mostly fighting, but even that is pretty rare, depending on who your principle and teacher are.
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I have been in the Columbus City School District since kindergarten. There are some deficits such as old school buildings, no air conditioning and issues with academics. I believe Columbus gets the worst grades. There are positive as well. There are teachers who care, my extracurricular activities have been what kept me grounded and helped me to excel in academics as well. Because of the teachers commitments, I have a desire to purse a higher education. The I Know I Can program is a wonderful program offered at Columbus City schools as well and I do not think I could do all that is needed to apply for college without this program
My experience with Columbus City Schools is not good, except my school, Columbus Alternative High School, is great. The teachers care a lot and the other students are dedicated, however the district does not care about us. My building is falling apart at the ceilings, walls, windows and everywhere else. We have no AC, we have mice, cockroaches and asbestos because the district will give us no funding. They have repeatedly embezzled money and the school board has no one on it who comes from an educational background. I love my school, but the district treats their students and teachers terribly.