School Details

Columbus High School

Traditional Public School

215 Hemlock Street

Columbus, MS 39702

662-241-7200

Overview

Columbus High School serves 945 students in grades 9-12. This school is a traditional public school and its 2019 accountability rating was B. Per student spending for this school is $11,897.

Grades

9

10

11

12

Performance

B

2019 Accountability Rating
Mississippi Department of Education

Funding

$

Tax-Funded
$11,897/Child

Demographics

Columbus High School serves 945 students. This high-poverty school body is <5% White and 91.75% African-American.

School

Teachers
Total: 72
Student-Teacher Ratio: 8:1
Experienced: 61%
In-Field: 84% 
Principals
Total: 4
Experienced: 100%

Students
Total Enrollment: 945

By Grade:

  •       9: 263
  •       10: 248
  •       11: 238
  •       12: 196
  •       Special Secondary: 23
  •       Other: -23

By Racial and Ethnic Composition:

  •       African-American: 92%
  •       Hispanic: 2%
  •       White: 5%
  •       Other: 2%

District

Teachers
Total: 242
Student-Teacher Ratio: 7:1
Experienced: 68%
In-Field: 90% 
Principals
Total: 12
Experienced: 100%

Students
Total Enrollment: 3,292

By Grade:

  •       Pre-K: 93
  •       K: 253
  •       1: 247
  •       2: 250
  •       3: 216
  •       4: 246
  •       5: 221
  •       6: 267
  •       7: 279
  •       8: 260
  •       9: 263
  •       10: 248
  •       11: 238
  •       12: 196
  •       Special Secondary: 41
  •       Other: -26

Community

Lowndes County

Total Population: 58,595

  •       Males: 27,911
  •       Females: 30,684

Growth: -1.98%
Number of Households: 23,487
Median Income: $47,860

Race/Ethnicity Male Female Total % Change
Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian 15,320 15,607 30,927 -5%
Black or African American 11,920 14,305 26,225 1%
Asian-American 269 331 600 45%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 17 20 37 19%
Native American and Alaska Native 69 97 166 36%
Hispanic American 674 542 1,216 33%
Two or more races 316 324 640 10%


Performance

Graduate Outcomes

High School Graduation Rate: 76.01%
Post Secondary Enrollment Rate: 63%
Labor Force Participation Rate: 59%

ACT

Composite Average: 14.5 (2021)
Number of Students Taking the ACT: 164 (2021)
Sub-Scores:
English: 12.9
Mathematics: 15
Reading: 14.7
Science: 15

State Testing

U.S. History Proficiency: 21.4%
Mathematics Proficiency: 10%
English Proficiency: 15.9%
Science Proficiency: 26.7%

Discipline

  • In-School Suspensions: <5
  • Out-of-School Suspensions: <5
  • Expulsions: 0
  • Incidents of Violence: <10
  • Referral to Law Enforcement: 0
  • School-Based Arrests: 0

Funding

Columbus High School is a traditional public school funded by local, state, and federal tax dollars. Per student spending for this school is $11,897.

Total

Per-student Spending: $11,897

State/Local

Per-student Spending: $9,954

Federal

Per-student Spending: $1,329

Overall Rating

Based on reviews, Columbus High School receives an overall rating of 0 out of 5 stars from MS School Finder users.

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