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Columbia High School

Public | 9-12 | 370 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted September 8, 2013

I have went to this school for 6 years, and I don't think it deserves the rating that it has. Most of the teachers are terrible and pick favorites, like the kids that play sports or the "popular" kids. Very few teachers there actually care about every student and treat them all the same. But, ever since I came to this school, I have been picked on, bullied, and everything along those lines. I have always tried getting help and the only time I got it was after I was pushed to the point of having a breakdown in the middle of class. I have completely lost faith in this school, because the principles always promised to help but never did anything. I get bullied and made fun of and the principle of CHS tells me that it's MY fault? What a GREAT school. Also, they don't care about the students educations. They only care about the sports like football. Excuse me, but I think teaching us students is a little more important than your precious little sports, Columbia. I am so glad I'm leaving after this year. Also, the lunches are terrible, my friend found a maggot in her food last week, and the lunch ladies yelled at her for it. DO NOT go to this school. It's terrible and you'll regret it!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 15, 2009

columbia local schools arewe have the best teachers that get us ready in time for the major tests. we have the highest test scores in the whole district and we are even better than Avon and Avon Lake Schools compared to the testing part. I LOVE COLUMBIA HIGH SCHOOL!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 21, 2006

My daughter attened Columbia High in 1998 and graduated in 2001. She has had nothing but great luck with all her future plans. Columbia allowed my daughter to gain repsectable credentials for her resume. Since graduation she has attened Miami University, graduated with a bachlors degree in child and family srevices, and is curently working on her masters degree. The point of this review is that with out all the oppertunities that were available for her my daughter would not have been able to get to where she is today with such ease. Thank you Columbia for caring. -Debbie
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2005

I love this school for my daughter. The small atmosphere has been perfect and is perfect for kids growing up. Not like strongsville, the kids here are friendly and welcoming. The city type atmospheres around the township only make the kids not want to be like that even more. This school is inviting and warm. The student and faculty have a great relationship, and really have a chance to bond.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

2012

 
 
89%

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2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students93%
Female>=95%
Male90%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Disabled55%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female>=95%
Male90%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Disabled64%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students90%
Female>=95%
Male84%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Disabled64%
Non-disabled93%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
Female94%
Male86%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Disabled73%
Non-disabled92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Writing

All Students86%
Female>=95%
Male78%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Disabled36%
Non-disabled93%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

 
107 (2011)
 
105 (2010)
 
105 (2009)
 
106 (2008)

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About the tests


Ohio uses the Performance Index to provide an overall indication of how well students perform on its standardized tests each year. The Performance Index scores are based upon how well each student does on all tested subjects in grades 3 through 8 and 10. Schools and districts earn anywhere from 1.2 points for each student scoring at the advanced level to zero points for each untested student. The Performance Index ranges between 0 and 120, with 100 as the statewide goal for all students.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

No Value-Added data was reported for this school.

About the tests


In 2010-2011, the Ohio Department of Education used the Value-Added Measure to show how much growth students made on the Ohio Achievement Test since the last school year. The state expects that student test scores will show an average year's worth of growth compared to test scores from the previous year. Ohio's Value-Added Measure is not the same as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), a federal measure which uses different criteria.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

22%
of schools in the state are Below average
54%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

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ACT participation

65%

Average ACT score

23

Graduation rate

97%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores, ACT participation (% of 11th graders taking the ACT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 74%
Hispanic 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 2%
Black N/A 16%
Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 4%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23%N/A47%
Female 44%N/A49%
Male 56%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 11%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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14168 West River Rd
Columbia Station, OH 44028
Phone: (440) 236-5001

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