District Summary Ratings

A larger number of schools in this district are rated below average in school quality.

Top Rated Schools in This District

These are some of the top-rated public schools in Columbia based on a variety of measures, including academic performance and equity. Find out more about GreatSchools ratings.

District Student Progress

This district has a larger number of schools whose students are making less academic progress than their peers at other schools in the state.


Academic Summary

Is this district offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful districts are working to close the achievement gap.


Advanced Courses

Rigorous courses can help students prepare for and get into college, including coursework in STEM subjects. Find out more.
Parent Tip
Many successful high school students end up in remedial math courses in college. Is your student prepared for college-level math? Ask this district how they ensure students are well-prepared.


Student Demographics

Schools that create a positive culture help all students thrive. See how.


Teachers & Staff

Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.


District Calendar


District Finances

How a school district allocates funds can reflect its priorities. Learn more about how these decisions are made.
Parent Tip
District decisions about how to spend money impact your child’s schooling. Here’s how parents can have an influence.


Reviews From Schools in Columbia

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Current student
September 10, 2023
This place doesn't make anyone feel safe, and seems to constantly want to suspend whoever they feel like instead of fixing bullying or other problems. The credit recovery is the only reason that the... More
Other (school staff, family member, recent alum, etc)
May 15, 2023
Unsafe school, the administration team allows bullying to happen because they pick favoritism. They won’t help your child if they have special needs.
Review for Belmont Academy
Parent / Guardian
January 28, 2023
So my child is going to richardson sixth grade academy and he likes this school very much.
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