Columbia school information

IndexColumbiaMissouriNational
Average Test Scores48%51%68%
Student/Teacher ratio12:114:116:1
Total public schools351,89979,235
Total private schools1053124,875
Total post-secondary schools52137,965

Did you know?

  • The average school test scores in Columbia are 30% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 35 public schools in Columbia.
  • 92.3% of people in Columbia have completed 8th grade.
  • 91.1% of people in Columbia have completed high school.
  • 55.9% of people in Columbia have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Columbia

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  • Alpha Hart Lewis5801 Arbor Pointe PkwyGrades: PK - 05Students: 744 · Ratio: 15:123
  • Ann Hawkins Gentry Middle4200 Bethel StGrades: 06 - 07Students: 787 · Ratio: 13:159
  • Blue Ridge Elem.3700 Woodland DrGrades: PK - 05Students: 446 · Ratio: 13:129
  • Cedar Ridge Elem.1100 Roseta AveGrades: PK - 05Students: 20 · Ratio: 15:139
  • Center For Gifted Education918 Bernadette DrGrades: 01 - 05Students: 3 · Ratio: 4:1n/a
  • Columbia Area Career Ctr.4203 S Providence RdGrades: 10 - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Cornerstone1250 E Brown School RdGrades: 06 - 12Students: 12 · Ratio: 6:1n/a
  • David H. Hickman High1104 N Providence RdGrades: 10 - 12Students: 1,942 · Ratio: 16:1n/a
  • Delmar A Cobble School108 W Craig StGrades: KG - 12Students: 39 · Ratio: 7:1n/a
  • Derby Ridge Elem.4000 Derby Ridge RdGrades: PK - 05Students: 553 · Ratio: 14:143
  • Eugene Field1010 Rangeline StGrades: PK - 05Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:115
  • Fairview Elem.909 Fairview RdGrades: PK - 05Students: 557 · Ratio: 18:164
  • Frederick Douglass High310 N Providence RdGrades: PK - 12Students: 215 · Ratio: 15:1n/a
  • Jefferson Jr. High713 RogersGrades: 08 - 09Students: 812 · Ratio: 14:159
  • John B. Lange Middle2201 E Smiley LnGrades: 06 - 07Students: 781 · Ratio: 12:142
  • John Ridgeway Elem.107 E SextonGrades: KG - 05Students: 261 · Ratio: 19:158
  • Juvenile Justice Ctr.5665 Roger I Wilson Mem DrGrades: 01 - 12Students: 18 · Ratio: 8:1n/a
  • Mary Paxton Keeley Elem.201 Park DevilleGrades: PK - 05Students: 702 · Ratio: 18:166
  • Midway Heights Elem.8130 W Hwy 40Grades: PK - 05Students: 298 · Ratio: 17:162
  • Mill Creek Elem.2200 Nifong BlvdGrades: PK - 05Students: 779 · Ratio: 20:175
  • New Haven Elem.3301 New Haven RdGrades: PK - 05Students: 329 · Ratio: 18:143
  • Oakland Jr. High3405 Oakland PlGrades: 08 - 09Students: 774 · Ratio: 15:137
  • Parkade Elem.111 Parkade BlvdGrades: PK - 05Students: 457 · Ratio: 14:135
  • Robert E. Lee Elem.1208 LocustGrades: PK - 05Students: 309 · Ratio: 16:150
  • Rock Bridge Elem.5151 S Hwy 163Grades: PK - 05Students: 525 · Ratio: 17:159
  • Rock Bridge Sr. High4303 S Providence RdGrades: PK - 12Students: 1,842 · Ratio: 19:1n/a
  • Russell Blvd. Elem.1800 W Rollins RdGrades: PK - 05Students: 605 · Ratio: 19:148
  • Shepard Blvd. Elem.2616 Shepard BlvdGrades: PK - 05Students: 515 · Ratio: 18:149
  • Smithton Middle3600 W WorleyGrades: 06 - 07Students: 893 · Ratio: 13:162
  • Thomas Benton Elem.1410 Hinkson AveGrades: PK - 05Students: 252 · Ratio: 13:120
  • Two Mile Prairie Elem.5450 N Hwy ZGrades: PK - 05Students: 334 · Ratio: 20:158
  • Ulysses S. Grant Elem.10 E BroadwayGrades: PK - 05Students: 308 · Ratio: 17:163
  • West Blvd. Elem.319 West Blvd NorthGrades: PK - 05Students: 372 · Ratio: 13:132
  • West Jr. High401 Clinkscales RdGrades: 08 - 09Students: 91 · Ratio: 14:161

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Education level achieved in Columbia

IndexColumbiaMissouriNational
Completed 8th grade92.3%85.4%83.8%
Completed high school91.1%83.4%82.4%
Completed some college79.0%56.6%58.4%
Completed associate degree61.4%33.9%37.2%
Completed bachelors55.9%26.7%29.3%
Completed masters25.3%10.0%11.0%
Completed professional degree10.1%2.8%3.2%
Completed doctorate5.8%1.1%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Prairie Home, MO31467%2%
Ashland, MO3,79665%5%
Hallsville, MO1,67852%24%
Harrisburg, MO29347%31%
Jamestown, MO37745%34%
Columbia, MO113,15548%30%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Downey, CA113,08254%20%
Lansing, MI114,38242%38%
Murfreesboro, TN114,66062%10%
Costa Mesa, CA111,63551%26%
Provo, UT114,80478%15%
Columbia, MO113,15548%30%
Source: The Columbia, MO 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.