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D+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    C
  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 Municipal School District is a public school district located in Columbus, MS. It has 3,964 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 15% of students are at least proficient in math and 16% in reading.
About Columbus Municipal School District...
Address
2630 Mcarthur Dr.
Columbus, MS 39705
Telephone
(662) 241-7400

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
16%
Percent Proficient - Math
15%
Average Graduation Rate
80%
Average SAT
Average ACT
19
201 responses

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,964
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,861
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.2%

Finances

Total Expenses
$37,092,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,101/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    7%
Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$34,977
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$713
National
$949
Median Home Value
$108,400
National
$184,700

Columbus Municipal School District Reviews

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Columbus Municipal School District Schools aren't overall bad. However, there are plethora of improvements that can be made. I've noticed previous graduates are not particularly prepared due to the curriculum not being rigorous. Also, the teachers are dedicated, but they don’t have administrative support. The lack of support causes them to not be as passionate for their profession as they could be. The food isn’t overall great either but they do provide resources that can help us to excel inside and outside of school. Generally, Columbus Municipal School District Schools are average in all efforts but excel in resources.
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I believe our school's average is C, which bothers me quite a bit. Several students didn't pass important state tests last year. I have had teachers who literally taught me nothing but I've also had some really great teachers. I believe before hiring teachers, they should look more into their history of teaching and the progress they made at their last job.
Overall the school district is nice, the only real problem being academics and incentives for academics. In some schools the academics are obviously better than the others, but for mine, Columbus High School, the academics are severely lacking. As of now, the hardest classes to take are AP classes and Dual Enrollment classes. To add to this, the work in classes that should be hard, for example the sciences, is severely lacking.