West Columbus High School



West Columbus High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

West Columbus 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
9 141
10 130
11 119
12 109

West Columbus High School is a public high school of the Columbus County School District located in Cerro Gordo, NC. It has 499 students in grades 9th through 12th. West Columbus High School is the 377th largest public high school in North Carolina and the 10,797th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 14.1 to 1.

Total Students: 499
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14.1:1
Full Time Teachers: 35.37

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West Columbus High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 261
(52%)
1,020
(50%)
 Female 238
(48%)
1,037
(50%)

West Columbus High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 243
(49%)
1,119
(54%)
 Black 215
(43%)
636
(31%)
 Hispanic 21
(4%)
149
(7%)
 American Indian 12
(2%)
117
(6%)
 Two or More 8
(2%)
34
(2%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
1
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
1
(0%)

West Columbus High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 494
(99%)
2,042
(99%)
 Not Eligible 5
(1%)
15
(1%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

West Columbus High School is ranked 201st out of 646 ranked schools in North Carolina, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of West Columbus High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (99.0%) is significantly higher than the state average of 48.8%. 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.

West Columbus High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 631
2006 567
2007 533
2008 562
2009 525
2010 520
2011 456
2012 453
2013 452
2014 465
2015 499

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15
2006 12.6
2007 11.4
2008 12.3
2009 11.6
2010 13.7
2011 11.6
2012 12.5
2013 11.9
2014 12.7
2015 14.1

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.59112519809826
2006 0.57319223985891
2007 0.62101313320826
2008
2009 0.64761904761905
2010 0.65384615384615
2011 0.69956140350877
2012 0.72406181015453
2013 0.68141592920354
2014 0.7010752688172
2015 0.98997995991984

Compare West Columbus High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,410.0% 14.1:1
 
1,497.0% 15.0:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 48.8%
 
This School 99.0%
 

Top Nearby High Schools

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Public 09 - 12 499 14.1:1  
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Public 09 - 12 730 15:1 15 miles
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Private PK - 12 56 9:1 17 miles
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