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70%
  • Mill Creek Elementary.
  • 2200 Nifong Blvd, Columbia
  • COLUMBIA 93
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 740
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
67%
  • John Ridgeway Elementary.
  • 107 E Sexton, Columbia
  • COLUMBIA 93
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 238
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
67%
  • Midway Heights Elementary.
  • 8130 W Hwy 40, Columbia
  • COLUMBIA 93
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 274
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
65%
  • Ann Hawkins Gentry Middle School
  • 4200 Bethel St, Columbia
  • COLUMBIA 93
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 824
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
64%
  • Rock Bridge Sr. High
  • 4303 S Providence Rd, Columbia
  • COLUMBIA 93
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,871
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
62%
  • Ulysses S. Grant Elementary.
  • 10 E Broadway, Columbia
  • COLUMBIA 93
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 392
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
59%
  • Mary Paxton Keeley Elementary.
  • 201 Park Deville, Columbia
  • COLUMBIA 93
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 736
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
57%
  • Fairview Elementary.
  • 909 Fairview Rd, Columbia
  • COLUMBIA 93
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 599
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
55%
  • David H. Hickman High
  • 1104 N Providence Rd, Columbia
  • COLUMBIA 93
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,689
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
55%
  • Two Mile Prairie Elementary.
  • 5450 N Hwy Z, Columbia
  • COLUMBIA 93
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 339
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
53%
  • Russell Blvd. Elementary.
  • 1800 W Rollins Rd, Columbia
  • COLUMBIA 93
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 558
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
52%
  • West Middle School
  • 401 Clinkscales Rd, Columbia
  • COLUMBIA 93
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 576
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
52%
  • Jefferson Middle School
  • 713 Rogers St, Columbia
  • COLUMBIA 93
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 550
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
52%
  • Robert E. Lee Elementary.
  • 1208 Locust, Columbia
  • COLUMBIA 93
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 336
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
52%
  • Rock Bridge Elementary.
  • 5151 S Hwy 163, Columbia
  • COLUMBIA 93
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 627
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
51%
  • Smithton Middle School
  • 3600 W Worley, Columbia
  • COLUMBIA 93
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 732
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
42%
  • Cedar Ridge Elementary.
  • 1100 Roseta Ave, Columbia
  • COLUMBIA 93
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 197
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
40%
  • Muriel W. Battle High School
  • 7575 St. Charles Road, Columbia
  • COLUMBIA 93
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,421
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
40%
  • New Haven Elementary.
  • 3301 New Haven Rd, Columbia
  • COLUMBIA 93
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 300
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
39%
  • Shepard Blvd. Elementary.
  • 2616 Shepard Blvd, Columbia
  • COLUMBIA 93
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 587
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
37%
  • West Blvd. Elementary.
  • 319 West Blvd North, Columbia
  • COLUMBIA 93
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 392
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
35%
  • Parkade Elementary.
  • 111 Parkade Blvd, Columbia
  • COLUMBIA 93
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 466
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
35%
  • Oakland Middle School
  • 3405 Oakland Pl, Columbia
  • COLUMBIA 93
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 511
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
34%
  • John B. Lange Middle School
  • 2201 E Smiley Ln, Columbia
  • COLUMBIA 93
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 587
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
32%
  • Alpha Hart Lewis
  • 5801 Arbor Pointe Pkwy, Columbia
  • COLUMBIA 93
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 751
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
27%
  • Blue Ridge Elementary.
  • 3700 Woodland Dr, Columbia
  • COLUMBIA 93
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 522
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
25%
  • Thomas Benton Elementary.
  • 1410 Hinkson Ave, Columbia
  • COLUMBIA 93
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 316
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
25%
  • Derby Ridge Elementary.
  • 4000 Derby Ridge Rd, Columbia
  • COLUMBIA 93
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 549
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
20%
  • Delmar A Cobble School
  • 108 W Craig St, Columbia
  • MO SCHLS FOR THE SEV DISABLED
  • Grades: KG - 12 · Students: 40
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 6:1
17%
  • Frederick Douglass High
  • 310 N Providence Rd, Columbia
  • COLUMBIA 93
  • Grades: PK - 12 · Students: 203
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 12:1
0%
  • Juvenile Justice Center.
  • 5665 Roger I Wilson Mem Dr, Columbia
  • COLUMBIA 93
  • Grades: 1 - 12 · Students: 14
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 10:1
n/a
  • Columbia Area Career Center.
  • 4203 S Providence Rd, Columbia
  • COLUMBIA 93
  • Grades: 10 - 12 · Students: 0
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
n/a
  • Cornerstone
  • 1250 E Brown School Rd, Columbia
  • DIVISION OF YOUTH SERVICE
  • Grades: 6 - 12 · Students: 10
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 5:1
n/a
  • Center For Gifted Education
  • 1010 Rangeline St, Columbia
  • COLUMBIA 93
  • Grades: 1 - 5 · Students: 50
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 7:1
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Columbia school information

IndexColumbiaMissouriNational
Average Test Scores44%51%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:114:116:1
Total public schools351,89979,221
Total private schools1053124,874
Total post-secondary schools52137,963
The Columbia, MO educational system consists of 35 public schools, 10 private schools and 5 post-secondary schools. Columbia public schools have average test scores of 44% which is 13% lower than than the Missouri average and 10% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Columbia public schools is 12:1, compared to 14:1 in Missouri and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 92.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 91.2% have completed high school, 54.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 10.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

Education level achieved in Columbia

IndexColumbiaMissouriNational
Completed 8th grade92.0%86.0%84.3%
Completed high school91.2%84.2%83.0%
Completed some college78.6%57.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree60.7%35.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors54.8%27.6%30.3%
Completed masters26.1%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree10.5%2.8%3.3%
Completed doctorate5.8%1.2%1.3%

Columbia, MO School Districts

Columbia 93 School District

There are a total of 35 public schools, 10 private schools and 5 post-secondary schools in Columbia. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Columbia, MO schools is 44%. The average student to teacher ratio is 12:1. In Columbia, MO, an average of 92.0% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 91.2% have completed high school.

To customize your list of Columbia schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Columbia, MO schools.

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Prairie Home, MO27867%36%
Ashland, MO3,85159%20%
Hallsville, MO1,42155%11%
Jamestown, MO34549%1%
Harrisburg, MO34445%8%
Columbia, MO117,16544%10%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Independence, MO117,21749%0%
Springfield, IL116,74526%47%
Beaumont, TX117,72958%18%
Ann Arbor, MI118,08759%20%
Peoria, IL115,99024%52%
Columbia, MO117,16544%10%
Source: The Columbia, MO 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.