Columbia school information

Average Test Scores44%51%68%
Student/Teacher ration/an/a16:1
Total public schools111,39079,235
Total private schools743024,875
Total post-secondary schools31897,965

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  • The average school test scores in Columbia are 35% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 11 public schools in Columbia.
  • 77.6% of people in Columbia have completed 8th grade.
  • 75.5% of people in Columbia have completed high school.
  • 16.9% of people in Columbia have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Columbia

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  • Columbia Central High School921 LionGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,312 · Ratio: 14:1n/a
  • E. A. Cox Middle School633 Bear CreekGrades: 05 - 08Students: 60 · Ratio: 15:143
  • Highland Park Elementary1606 Highland AvenueGrades: PK - 04Students: 284 · Ratio: 13:134
  • J E Woodard Elementary207 RutherfordGrades: PK - 04Students: 499 · Ratio: 16:163
  • J. Brown Elementary301 CordGrades: PK - 04Students: 409 · Ratio: 13:135
  • J. R. Baker Elementary1301 HamphireGrades: PK - 04Students: 308 · Ratio: 14:150
  • Mcdowell Elementary714 West 7ThGrades: PK - 04Students: 254 · Ratio: 13:140
  • R Howell Elementary653 Bear CreekGrades: KG - 04Students: 411 · Ratio: 14:150
  • Riverside Elementary203 CarterGrades: PK - 04Students: 519 · Ratio: 14:135
  • Spring Hill High SchoolOne RaiderGrades: 09 - 12Students: 849 · Ratio: 16:1n/a
  • Whitthorne Middle School915 LionGrades: 05 - 08Students: 1,151 · Ratio: 18:148

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Education level achieved in Columbia

Completed 8th grade77.6%81.2%83.8%
Completed high school75.5%78.8%82.4%
Completed some college48.6%51.9%58.4%
Completed associate degree24.3%30.8%37.2%
Completed bachelors16.9%24.4%29.3%
Completed masters5.4%8.8%11.0%
Completed professional degree1.3%2.7%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.3%1.2%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.
Thompson's Station, TN2,55274%8%
Spring Hill, TN31,46767%1%
Summertown, TN64759%13%
Lewisburg, TN11,25249%28%
Columbia, TN35,20744%35%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
University City, MO35,22642%38%
San Juan, TX35,18386%26%
Cottage Grove, MN35,16970%2%
Merrillville, IN35,26277%13%
Schertz, TX35,09390%32%
Columbia, TN35,20744%35%
Source: The Columbia, TN 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.