Columbia school information

IndexColumbiaMarylandNational
Average Test Scores86%82%68%
Student/Teacher ratio13:116:116:1
Total public schools241,16379,235
Total private schools1967424,875
Total post-secondary schools21127,965

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  • The average school test scores in Columbia are 26% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 24 public schools in Columbia.
  • 94.1% of people in Columbia have completed 8th grade.
  • 93.8% of people in Columbia have completed high school.
  • 62.9% of people in Columbia have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Columbia

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  • Atholton Elementary6700 Seneca DrGrades: PK - 05Students: 477 · Ratio: 15:190
  • Atholton High6520 Freetown RdGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,459 · Ratio: 15:1n/a
  • Bryant Woods Elementary5450 Blue Heron LnGrades: PK - 05Students: 35 · Ratio: 13:179
  • Clemens Crossing Elementary10320 Quarterstaff RdGrades: KG - 05Students: 489 · Ratio: 15:196
  • Cradlerock Elementary6700 Cradlerock WayGrades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:173
  • Guilford Elementary7335 Oakland Mills RdGrades: PK - 05Students: 497 · Ratio: 15:188
  • Hammond High8800 Guilford RdGrades: 09 - 12Students: 133 · Ratio: 14:1n/a
  • Harpers Choice Middle5450 Beaverkill RdGrades: 06 - 08Students: 492 · Ratio: 12:179
  • Jeffers Hill Elementary6000 Tamar DrGrades: KG - 05Students: 368 · Ratio: 14:189
  • Lake Elkhorn Middle6700 Cradlerock WayGrades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Long Reach High6101 Old Dobbin LnGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,212 · Ratio: 13:1n/a
  • Longfellow Elementary5470 Hesperus DrGrades: PK - 05Students: 445 · Ratio: 14:188
  • Oakland Mills High9410 Kilimanjaro RdGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,155 · Ratio: 13:1n/a
  • Oakland Mills Middle9540 Kilimanjaro RdGrades: 06 - 08Students: 393 · Ratio: 11:181
  • Phelps Luck Elementary5370 Oldstone CtGrades: PK - 05Students: 666 · Ratio: 14:185
  • Running Brook Elementary5215 W Running Brook RdGrades: PK - 05Students: 418 · Ratio: 10:183
  • Stevens Forest Elementary6045 Stevens Forest RdGrades: KG - 05Students: 301 · Ratio: 12:192
  • Swansfield Elementary5610 Cedar LnGrades: PK - 05Students: 56 · Ratio: 13:183
  • Talbott Springs Elementary9550 Basket Ring RdGrades: PK - 05Students: 588 · Ratio: 13:183
  • Thunder Hill Elementary9357 Mellenbrook RdGrades: KG - 05Students: 37 · Ratio: 14:196
  • Waterloo Elementary5940 Waterloo RdGrades: PK - 05Students: 761 · Ratio: 14:191
  • Wilde Lake High5460 Trumpeter RdGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,324 · Ratio: 13:1n/a
  • Wilde Lake Middle10481 Cross Fox LnGrades: 06 - 08Students: 506 · Ratio: 12:179

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Education level achieved in Columbia

IndexColumbiaMarylandNational
Completed 8th grade94.1%87.0%83.8%
Completed high school93.8%86.0%82.4%
Completed some college83.2%63.3%58.4%
Completed associate degree68.5%43.6%37.2%
Completed bachelors62.9%37.3%29.3%
Completed masters31.4%17.0%11.0%
Completed professional degree10.3%5.4%3.2%
Completed doctorate5.1%2.5%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Columbia (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Gambrills, MD2,61997%42%
Crofton, MD28,14095%40%
Sykesville, MD4,42695%40%
Ellicott City, MD68,50795%39%
Bethesda, MD62,02495%39%
Columbia, MD102,11686%26%

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North Charleston, SC102,14363%7%
Boulder, CO102,00269%2%
West Palm Beach, FL102,28346%32%
Broken Arrow, OK101,91787%27%
El Cajon, CA101,58256%18%
Columbia, MD102,11686%26%
Source: The Columbia, MD education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.