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
9 127
10 112
11 101
12 113

West Columbus High School is a public high school of the Columbus County School District located in Cerro Gordo, NC. It has 453 students in grades 9th through 12th. West Columbus High School is the 367th largest public high school in North Carolina and the 11,384th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 12.5 to 1.

Total Students: 453
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 12.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 36.26

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West Columbus High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 236
(52%)
990
(50%)
 Male 217
(48%)
982
(50%)

West Columbus High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 220
(49%)
640
(32%)
 White 217
(48%)
1,068
(54%)
 Two or More 7
(2%)
33
(2%)
 Hispanic 5
(1%)
112
(6%)
 American Indian 3
(1%)
117
(6%)
 Asian 1
(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 298
(66%)
981
(50%)
 Not Eligible 125
(28%)
861
(44%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 30
(7%)
130
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

West Columbus High School is ranked 286th out of 0 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 (72.4%) is significantly higher than the state average of 46.3%. 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

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

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

Compare West Columbus High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,250.0% 12.5:1
 
1,445.4% 14.5:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 46.3%
 
National Average 46.8%
 
This School 72.4%
 

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