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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
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Columbus City School District is a public school district located in Columbus, OH. It has 50,331 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 35% in reading.
About Columbus City School District...
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
35%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
78%
Average SAT
1070
167 responses
Average ACT
21
1,316 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
50,331
Free or Reduced Lunch
80.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,181
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$928,345,000
Expenses Per Student
$18,182/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    54%
  • Support Services
    43%
  • 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’m currently in my senior year of high school but I like how the college readiness it’s very helpful to get me started for college early. I love how it’s showing and helping me understand what these colleges are gonna be looking for as well as my education. Ilike how good the teachers teach, and make sure everybody is up to date and help make sure everybody understands. There’s many activities involving education and more having fun while learning. My experience is a safe, responsible environment that gets you to better yourself to think big and do big. The administrations here works with you regardless of anything you need. It’s a really good feeling ! The food is good, and healthy. It’s a lot of resources like I know I can to help me get prepared to become a grown up and get in the real world to teach you how to do things.All the classes are hard,but they make you think harder and focus more on that specific content.
My experience with Columbus City Schools has been life changing. As a child all the way up until my freshman year of high school. I was enrolled in private schools. I was told that I was making the wrong decision, and that I should go to a private school since that is the type of the schools I am used to going to. I transferred from a Columbus City School to another one going into my sophomore year. Many were disgusted with my decision and question it once they hear I currently go to South High School. Though I am not disgusted. I am actually proud to go to South High School. I say this because they give me so many opportunities to not only be a better leader, but be a better person. I am surrounded by staff that try their very best to help us to not only get on the path to graduate, but to also figure out our next steps after high school. I am proud to be a product of Columbus City Schools.