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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    C
Columbus County Schools is a public school district located in Whiteville, NC. It has 6,008 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 38% of students are at least proficient in math and 38% in reading.
About Columbus County Schools...
Address
817 Washington Street
Whiteville, NC 28472
Telephone
(910) 642-5168

Columbus County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
38%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1030
134 responses
Average ACT
21
58 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
6,008
Free or Reduced Lunch
96.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,475
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$61,784,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,483/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    8%
Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$36,261
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$607
National
$949
Median Home Value
$85,200
National
$184,700

Columbus County Schools Reviews

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My school is the most enjoyable place for me. My school is located very near to my home. I walk to my school every day. I like the prayer assembly in my school. Our school pupil leader conducts the assembly every day. I love all my teachers. They are very kind and polite in correcting our mistakes. They have never been hard on us. So, we have always tried our best to study well and write our exams well. My school is known for its best results in our locality. I am very proud of my school. I like my school very much.
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From my experience, I think that Columbus County Schools are overall mediocre. I think that this is partially due to limited finances.
My school in particular (Columbus Career & College Academy) has lost many teachers over the past few years because they moved elsewhere for better pay. The teachers we have, though, are generally very helpful to the students.
But I have also run into a problem with the school being very vague and unhelpful when it comes to helping prepare for college. A few of my classmates have complained to me of the same issues. It might just be my school in particular due to its administration's poor organization/communication skills, but they are lackluster when it comes to helping students be ready for college.
I went to Columbus Career and College academy and while my experience wasn't terrible, it still wasn't great. Occasionally I couldn't get access to books for my college classes, and if I had the book it was normally a few editions behind. However, the teachers like Mrs. Ward and Mrs. Gore are why I excelled.