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Columbia High School


Overview

Student Enrollment
673
Best High School in Illinois
#38
 Rating 9 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Columbia CUSD 4
Type Public
 Phone (618)281-5001
 Location 77 Veterans Pkwy
Columbia, IL 62236
Charter School No

Columbia High School has an academic rating significantly above the average for Illinois high schools based on its high test performance, high graduation rate and average AP course participation. It is ranked 38th in the best public high schools in Illinois.

Demographics

Race

The Columbia High School student body is almost exclusively White with a small Hispanic population and has extremely low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White92.9%625
Black0.7%5
Hispanic3.4%23
Asian Pacific0.6%4
Native American Indian0.1%1
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%0
Two or more races2.2%15

Family Income

vs. other Illinois high schools
Upper 3.5%

9.7% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the Illinois high school median of 42.4%. By this measure, Columbia High School students are largely wealthy and rank 23rd in Illinois for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman186
Sophomore164
Junior168
Senior155
Total673

Academics

Completions

Graduation Rate
95% or more*

9 out of 10

Rank: 38th in Illinois

Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students95% or more*
Illinois Median87%
Percentile95%
White95% or more*
Black-
Hispanic50% or more*
Asian Pacificsuppressed*
Native American-
Two or more racessuppressed*
Economically Disadvantaged80% or more*
Limited English Proficiencysuppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

State Standardized Test Performance

7 out of 10

Rank: 189th in Illinois

Students at Columbia High School scored an average 34% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the Illinois State Board of Education. Performance is somewhat above the state high school median of 24% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 29.4% of Illinois high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls20% to 29%*60% to 64%*
Boys20% to 29%*30% to 34%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islandersuppressed*-
Black-suppressed*
Hispanicsuppressed*suppressed*
Multiracialsuppressed*suppressed*
White15% to 19%*45% to 49%*
With Disabilitessuppressed*less than 50%*
Limited English--

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average ACT Score
23.3

The average ACT score for Columbia High School students in 2017 was 23.3. This indicates that the average student scores in the 68th percentile nationally on the ACT.

College Admission Test Participation

10 out of 10

Rank: 30th in Illinois

237 out of 323 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (73%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the Illinois median rate of 52% and in the top 5% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

8 out of 10

Rank: 60th in Illinois

Columbia High School offers 5 AP courses. 21 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 63% percentile and slightly above the median AP enrollment rate for all Illinois schools of 16%. Columbia High School had 31 taking AP exams with a 29 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 82% percentile and well above the state median of 56 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 94% 56%
Students enrolled in an AP class 21% 16%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 4%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 4%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 16%
AP Courses Offered 5

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate1%17%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate1%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate1%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.3%2
Boys0.6%2
Girls0%0
Illinois Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0.3%2
Boys0.6%2
Girls0%0
Illinois Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.3%2
Boys0.6%2
Girls0%0
Illinois Median4.6%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.8%12
Boys2%7
Girls1.4%5

Location

Columbia High School
77 Veterans Pkwy
Columbia, IL
62236
(618)281-5001

10 out of 10 1

District

Columbia CUSD 4
Columbia, IL