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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
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Columbus City School District is a public school district located in Columbus, OH. It has 48,925 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 30% of students are at least proficient in math and 35% in reading.

Columbus City School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
35%
Percent Proficient - Math
30%
Average Graduation Rate
73%
Average SAT
1070
198 responses
Average ACT
21
1,535 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
48,925
Free or Reduced Lunch
80.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,236
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.9%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$20,208/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    54%
  • Support Services
    42%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    NG
  2. Good for Families
    NG
  3. Housing
    NG
Median Household Income
$49,555
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$989
National
$949
Median Home Value
$315,676
National
$184,700

Columbus City School District Reviews

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Columbus City School has many schools that help students with different learning disabilities. I was in multiple schools due to being a young teen mother. I started my freshmen year in '04. Got pregnant that same year and still went to school. My teachers were helpful & still made honor roll multiple times. I had to leave school due to not having transportation to take my daughter to daycare. I then enrolled to Life skills. I was there for a brief moment. Teachers were very helpful but I still struggled a lot to understand basics. I then turn 19 and decided to enroll at ECOT. This School heelped me to learn more about technology. Unfortunately, I was in an abusive relationship. I then quit again my school. A couple years later, I decided to go back to school. Graduation Alliance partners with Columbus State Community College Adult 22 +. I graduated in '19, I felt powerful! I wanted more! I decided to take some classes for phlebotomy & medical examiner.
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I like Columbus City schools because they give students the chance to express themselves in many different ways. We are able to express our emotions through art, poetry, plays, sports, and many more. It's a great thing to experience especially since our schools showcase the student's talents. Although it's already a great school district, I would like to see more opportunities to learn how to become a functional adult. They prepare us for tests and essays, which is a skill that everyone needs to learn especially for college, but it would also be really helpful to learn how to invest and do our taxes.
There is a lot of racism within the schools, including, but not limited to the teachers to other teachers or towards the students. The school district takes no action to protect employees nor the students, but I made it!