Explanation of Types of Public Schools in North Carolina

Note: All of the school types below are public schools, in that they are funded primarily through public tax dollars.

  • Regular School: a public school that students are assigned to attend because they live in the school's attendance area or attendance zone. Such schools are sometimes called “zoned schools,” “neighborhood schools” or “ZIP code schools,” and are normally only open for enrollment to students from a predetermined set of neighborhoods or ZIP codes. Regular schools are by far the most common type of school in the Charlotte area.
  • Charter School: a tuition-free, public school created on the basis of a license or “charter” made with the State Board of Education. Charter schools typically have greater freedom than traditional public schools in personnel policies, curriculum and teaching philosophy. In return, they must make a commitment to meet state standards of accountability. Charter schools are also normally open to students from counties and towns outside of where they are located. Enrollment decisions at charter schools are often lottery-based, with special consideration given to siblings of currently enrolled students.

Student Growth Index Explained

The Student Growth Index of a school is meant to measure how well the school has been growing student learning over time (i.e., years). North Carolina's public schools receive web-based reporting through the Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS). EVAAS is meant to offer an objective way to measure student progress and the value schools add to students' educational attainment. EVAAS is a statistical analysis of North Carolina state assessment data, and the system provides NC schools with growth data to consider, in addition to achievement data.

If a school has a Student Growth Index of between -2.0 and 2.0, the school is deemed to have "met growth", (i.e., met its average projected growth target). A school with a Student Growth Index of less than -2.0 is considered to have "not met growth". Finally, a school with an index of greater than 2.0 is deemed to have "exceeded growth".

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Columbia High School

Columbia, SC


Columbia High School
1701 Westchester Drive
Columbia, SC  29210
Phone: 803-731-8950
Richland County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 1 out of 10 stars
1

Grades Served: 9-12
Enrollment: 728
Type: Regular School    
Columbia High School

Columbia High School


Metro Area Ranking

#38
Metro Area High School Ranking: Columbia High School is ranked #38 out of 38 of the best high schools in Columbia and surrounding areas (1st percentile). Cick the link to see all 38 high schools.


State Ranking

#213
Statewide High School Ranking: Columbia High School is ranked #213 out of 222 of the best high schools in South Carolina (4th percentile). Click the link to see all 222 high schools.


Overall, Columbia High School is a 1-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis of South Carolina Schools. The school is located in Richland County, SC. Columbia High School has an enrollment of approximately 728 students and serves grades 9-12. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.
Graduation Rate
 79% - Columbia High School
 85% - Median of South Carolina high schools
 79% - Columbia High School
 85% - Median of South Carolina high schools




South Carolina Standardized Tests

Average ACT Scores

Subject Average Score at
This School
Average Score
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Percentile
State Average of
All SC Schools
State Average
English 12.3 8th 16.6
Math 15 10th 17.8
Reading 14.2 11th 18.0
Science 14.4 5th 18.1
Writing 4.7 6th 5.9

The ACT, a college readiness assessment, was given to every South Carolina 11th grader in 2017 with the exception of those eligible for alternate assessments. The ACT scores range from 0 to 36. State averages for ACT data are based on regular public schools and do not include private schools in the state. In the chart above, you can get a sense for how the average ACT scores at Columbia High stack up against those of other high schools in South Carolina.


End-of-Course Tests

Subject Average Score at
This School
Average Score
State Average of
All SC Schools
State Average
English 1 63.5 71.4
Algebra 1 60.5 69.4
Biology 1 56.0 75.3


Average SAT Scores

Subject Average Score at
This School
Average Score
Reading 574
Math 516
Composite Score 1090
SAT Participation Rate 4 %

Columbia High had an average SAT score of 1090 (math and reading combined). This means the school’s average SAT scores ranked #35 out of 216 SC high schools (84th percentile). On this site, you can see the SAT scores of South Carolina high schools. The SAT participation rate at Columbia High was 4% in our most recently available data. Above you can also see how the school’s ACT scores compare to other schools in South Carolina.


Students

Poverty Rate at this School

 84% - This School
 66% - State Median (all schools)
 84% - This School
 66% - State Median (all schools)

Student Absentee Rate

 5% - This School
 5% - State Median (all schools)
 5% - This School
 5% - State Median (all schools)

Teacher Absentee Rate

 6% - This School
 5% - State Median (all schools)
 6% - This School
 5% - State Median (all schools)

SCPass data is based on the 2016-2017 school year from the South Carolina Department of Education. If you're looking for the school report card for Columbia High School, then we can help. We've distilled much of Columbia High School's school report card data for you to see on one page.


Rankings for schools were created independently by Carolina School Hub. The test data for this site was derived from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and South Carolina Department of Education.

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School
Type
   
Grades
Served
Sandel Elementary School 1 0.8 miles Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
St Andrews Middle School 2 1.6 miles Columbia, SC Regular 6-8
Pine Grove Elementary School 1 1.6 miles Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
Rhame Elementary School 4 1.6 miles Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
Seven Oaks Elementary School 5 2.0 miles Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
E.E Taylor Elementary School 1 2.1 miles Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
Gibbes Middle School 1 2.3 miles Columbia, SC Regular 6-8
Eau Claire High School 1 2.8 miles Columbia, SC Regular 9-12
Northside Middle School 6 3.3 miles West Columbia, SC Regular 6-8
Saluda River Academy for the Arts 5 3.3 miles West Columbia, SC Regular K-5
Alcorn Middle School 1 3.6 miles Columbia, SC Regular 6-8
Leaphart Elementary School 5 3.7 miles Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
Logan Elementary School 2 3.7 miles Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
River Bluff High School 9 3.8 miles Lexington, SC Regular 9-12
Forest Heights Elementary School 1 3.8 miles Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
Arden Elementary School 2 4.0 miles Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
Pineview Elementary School 5 4.1 miles West Columbia, SC Regular K-5
J P Thomas Elementary School 1 4.3 miles Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
B C No 1 Elementary School 4 4.4 miles West Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
C A Johnson High School 1 4.5 miles Columbia, SC Regular 9-12