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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  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+
South Columbus High School is a public school located in Tabor City, NC. It has 796 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.

South Columbus High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1080
61 responses
Average ACT
21
29 responses
AP Enrollment
6%
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$37,500
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$536
National
$949
Median Home Value
$85,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Pep Rally, Football games
    44%
  • Art Concert
    22%
  • Homecoming, Basketball Games, Volleyball Games etc
    22%
  • Spirit Week
    11%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
796
Free or Reduced Lunch
91%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,475
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.2%
33%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,483/ year
National
$12,239
33%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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South Columbus High School Reviews

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I had a great time at South Columbus as a student! The staff are all close, the students are like family, and you can always count on the guidance department to keep you straight when it comes to scheduling your classes and even applying to college and for scholarships. They will stick with you even after you graduate and still keep record of every document you may need while in college! The only thing I would like to see change is the maturity level at which they treat the students. They make the students walk in straight lines, they are knit picky on uniform policies, and most teachers still make the students ask to use the restroom and some teachers even say no to restroom requests! College is the complete opposite and I feel they should better prepare students as far as common curtisies go.
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It’s ok I guess, seems to be a little favoritism , some kids get away with things others can’t. Some teachers really try to help students; they have more patience and care. I wish everyone were given the same opportunity as others and given the credit we each deserved, especially in sports. Everyone don’t get the credit for what they do. I’m just thankful for the good teachers I have/ had.
What was best about South Columbus was the sportsmanship that they have for all of their sports. They really but a lot of honor, respect and dedication into their sports but the one thing I would like to see change at the school is the little effort they put into a students learning . Most of the teachers just let the students get by with the poor grades that they have just because they like to see them play on the team instead learn a lesson by sitting on the bench. Another thing I would like to see change at this school is how students are targeted by what they wear. Which is simply ridiculous because some students barely have enough money to afford the simple polos and basic pants. Instead of worrying about a students appearance the school should worry about how they can help most or those urban kids reach higher goals and life. So that they can inspire others to do the same. Although sports are great but academics are even better !