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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
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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
1060
139 responses
Average ACT
21
1,076 responses
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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%

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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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.
Overall, my experience through enrolling in Elementary, Middle and High School throughout the Columbus City School district is something that I will forever continue with me during my academic career at Cleveland State University. No public school district is ever perfect but, I’ve been surrounded by a melting pot of different people with many different identities and faces that allowed me to see the world differently. I currently am a student at Columbus Alternative High School, where I take IB Anthropology. This class taught me so much about the world and cultures not only around me, but the culture I am within. I am thankful for this school district that has allowed me to experience many different things. I am forever grateful and thankful for this opportunity.