Columbus school information

IndexColumbusGeorgiaNational
Average Test Scores30%35%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:116:116:1
Total public schools662,16479,221
Total private schools1951524,874
Total post-secondary schools61927,963
The Columbus, GA educational system consists of 66 public schools, 19 private schools and 6 post-secondary schools. Columbus public schools have average test scores of 30% which is 16% lower than than the Georgia average and 40% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Columbus public schools is 16:1, compared to 16:1 in Georgia and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 82.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 81.3% have completed high school, 25.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.1% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Columbus are 40% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 66 public schools in Columbus.
  • 82.3% of people in Columbus have completed 8th grade.
  • 81.3% of people in Columbus have completed high school.
  • 25.0% of people in Columbus have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Columbus

IndexColumbusGeorgiaNational
Completed 8th grade82.3%82.3%84.3%
Completed high school81.3%81.0%83.0%
Completed some college59.8%57.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree33.9%36.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors25.0%29.4%30.3%
Completed masters9.8%11.1%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.1%3.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.2%1.3%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Smiths Station, AL5,23544%10%
Ladonia, AL3,03636%27%
Phenix City, AL36,99035%28%
Cusseta-Chattahoochee County, GA11,88223%54%
Columbus, GA200,30330%40%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Yonkers, NY199,72534%31%
Aurora, IL200,90731%38%
Montgomery, AL201,71730%40%
Huntington Beach, CA198,72458%19%
Shreveport, LA198,57152%6%
Columbus, GA200,30330%40%
Source: The Columbus, GA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 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.