Columbia High School



Columbia High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Columbia High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 411
10 338
11 322
12 287

Columbia High School is a public high school of the Dekalb County School District located in Decatur, GA. It has 1,358 students in grades 9th through 12th. Columbia High School is the 153rd largest public high school in Georgia and the 3,847th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 19.0 to 1.

Total Students: 1,358
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 19:1
Full Time Teachers: 71.5

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Columbia High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 695
(51%)
14,512
(51%)
 Female 663
(49%)
13,817
(49%)

Columbia High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 1,332
(98%)
21,061
(74%)
 Hispanic 14
(1%)
2,538
(9%)
 Two or More 4
(0%)
384
(1%)
 White 4
(0%)
2,630
(9%)
 American Indian 3
(0%)
57
(0%)
 Asian 1
(0%)
1,639
(6%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
20
(0%)

Columbia High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 1,011
(74%)
17,019
(60%)
 Not Eligible 263
(19%)
9,632
(34%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 84
(6%)
1,678
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Columbia High School is ranked 43rd out of 0 ranked schools in Georgia, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Columbia High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (80.6%) is significantly higher than the state average of 53.1%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Columbia High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1424
2006 1358
2007 1309
2008 1297
2009 1294
2010 1199
2011 1288
2012 1358

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16.3
2006 16.1
2007 15.5
2008 15.4
2009 15.7
2010 15.2
2011 15.5
2012 19

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.66924157303371
2006 0.67967599410898
2007 0.71046600458365
2008 0.70007710100231
2009 0.75579598145286
2010 0.790658882402
2011 0.8082298136646
2012 0.80633284241532

Compare Columbia High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,522.8% 15.2:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
1,900.0% 19.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 46.8%
 
State Average 53.1%
 
This School 80.6%
 

Top Nearby High Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Columbia High School
Decatur, GA
Public 09 - 12 1,358 19:1  
Towers High School
Decatur, GA
Public 09 - 12 990 17.2:1 2 miles
Greenforest Mccalep Christian Academy
Decatur, GA
Private PK - 12 513 11:1 2 miles
Southwest Dekalb High School
Decatur, GA
Public 09 - 12 1,429 16.1:1 3 miles
Dekalb School of the Arts
Avondale Estates, GA
Public 08 - 12 336 15.6:1 3 miles
Mohammed Schools of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
Private PK - 12 176 7:1 4 miles
Academe of the Oaks
Decatur, GA
Private 09 - 12 71 10:1 4 miles
Decatur High School
Decatur, GA
Public 09 - 12 925 13.7:1 5 miles
Mcnair High School
Atlanta, GA
Public 09 - 12 910 18.4:1 5 miles
Cedar Grove High School
Ellenwood, GA
Public 09 - 12 971 16.2:1 5 miles
Montessori School at Emory
Decatur, GA
Private UG - UG 67 13:1 5 miles
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Data on U.S. Public High Schools & Private High Schools

Data provided by the National Center for Education Statistics. The data displayed is compiled from the most recent sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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