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Columbus High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 15 students


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Posted May 2, 2014

Great local community, with wonderful people. Everyone has been exceptionally nice! The teachers are wonderful and care about the students!

Posted July 12, 2011

I am currently a student at Columbus High and it is an amazing school. There are a multitude of thing to do at the school. All students who attend the school and who are involved in the progression of the school have great experiences. I have been in the band since my 9th grade year and in the upcoming school year i will be in the 11th grade. I would not change my school for anything in the world. It is an amazing school and you can really tell that the teachers and principals care for the students.
—Submitted by a student

Posted June 17, 2010

This is the best school I have ever attended. The teachers are phenomenal. They truly care about their students and are eager to ensure their success. I was dual enrolled in college my senior year of high school and my professor thought I was a junior in college due to my work. I accredit that to the teachers at Columbus High. I was part of the accelerated program and am proud to say all of the members of my graduating class are in college and very successful. Personally, I have been on the dean's list in college for 3 consecutive semesters. This school teaches students the skills to succeed in the real world. Wonderful experience! Wouldn't trade it for the world.
—Submitted by a student

Posted March 30, 2010

I am a current student at Columbus High School and regardless of what parents think, i know that this is a bad school. It has been one of the worst experiences. You have very limited teachers that actually care and there is a very small number of opportunities. The curriculum is not challenging, nor is anything else. The students are wild and disruptive and it is an over-all bad environment to improve your academia. i would suggest a different school.. perhaps in a different town.
—Submitted by a student

Posted October 3, 2009

I love Columbus high school school system because they really care about our children
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 30, 2009

I'm a former student of CHS and it was the worst experience of my life attending this school. If you're weighing your options of attending other schools, go with something else.
—Submitted by a student

Posted March 17, 2006

Columbus High School is a large school with many different programs and activities offered. There are many opportunites for the student to become involved within their range of interest. My son graduated two years ago well prepared for college. The real life skills along with the academic background he gained at CHS have helped him be a successful college student.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 2, 2005

I am currently attending CHS. It is a pretty good school. The teachers are nice and do not mind helping you after school if you need help. I am glad to be an honor student at CHS.
—Submitted by a student

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Writing - Informative Essay

The state average for Writing - Informative Essay was 97% in 2012.

287 students were tested at this school in 2012.




Scale: % Score 2, 3 or 4

About the tests

Until 2011-2012, terminating in 2012-2013, Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.








Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 63% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.








English II

The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.








U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 62% in 2013.

349 students were tested at this school in 2013.








Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests

In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP) to test students in English II, writing, algebra I, biology I and U.S. history at the completion of each course. Students must pass all parts of the SATP in order to graduate from high school. The SATP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 92% 50%
White 7% 46%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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215 Hemlock St
Columbus, MS 39702
Phone: (662) 241-7200


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