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Columbia High School

Public | 9-12 | 1278 students

 

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Posted June 20, 2013

This school is amazing the teachers care about the students almost too much. The faculty may not allow a lot of fun activities for students but when they do something they do it right. You have personalized schedules by the time you are a senior and you are ready for life...maybe not college but who truly is? The education you receive here is very special and they help every student in succeeding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2009

The school is fantastic! as a parent if you get involved you will get the most out of the program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

Columbia High is a great school, and I feel sad to have left it. There are many great opportunities for anyone who wishes to learn, and have a good future. There are very few problems that I ever had with Columbia, and that is only because of student altercations. All together this school is a great place to learn, and I would recommend it to any student in the Nampa area.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2009

Colubia high school teachers do not care about students or there disabilities
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

My children love the teachers and have fun in their classes. They want to go to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2009

I went to Columbia my freshman year or the year that the school opened. I loved it there, it was big, but had a small community like feel. You learned everything you needed to know to be successful later on in life. The people were nice, and the teachers were very personable, the only issue i had with this school was with the sports director and the head varsity girls soccer coach. I wish i would have been able to finish my high school career here, it was by far my favorite school out of the 3 high schools i will have attended before i will graduate this year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 20, 2009

this school has awsome teacher and good lunches. paint your own parking spot. and have a class where its to your self.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 62% in 2013.

313 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

308 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 72% in 2013.

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

308 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
59%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 24% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
25%
Math

The state average for Math was 25% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
13%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
22%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 19% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 19% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 29% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
32%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students53%
Female61%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Special education4%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students59%
Female62%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Special education4%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female81%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Special education13%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students59%
Female63%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Special education6%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students68%
Female69%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Special education13%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female85%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Special education31%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students68%
Female65%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Special education19%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students14%
Female15%
Male13%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic12%
White14%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Special education0%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students14%
Female22%
Male5%
Hispanic18%
White14%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Special education0%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students36%
Femalen/a
Male15%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Special education10%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students13%
Female8%
Male17%
Hispanic8%
White13%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Special education8%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students25%
Female18%
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students6%
Femalen/a
Male10%
Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Special education9%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 64% 78%
Hispanic 31% 16%
Black 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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301 South Happy Valley Rd
Nampa, ID 83687
Phone: (208) 498-0571

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