Columbia school information

Average Test Scores28%28%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:116:116:1
Total public schools1089379,221
Total private schools120624,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a687,963
The Columbia, MS educational system consists of 10 public schools, 1 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Columbia public schools have average test scores of 28% which is 1% lower than than the Mississippi average and 44% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Columbia public schools is 14:1, compared to 16:1 in Mississippi and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 71.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 69.9% have completed high school, 13.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Columbia are 44% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 10 public schools in Columbia.
  • 71.9% of people in Columbia have completed 8th grade.
  • 69.9% of people in Columbia have completed high school.
  • 13.5% of people in Columbia have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Columbia

Completed 8th grade71.9%78.6%84.3%
Completed high school69.9%76.7%83.0%
Completed some college41.5%52.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree22.6%29.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors13.5%21.0%30.3%
Completed masters4.4%7.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.6%2.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.5%0.9%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.
Foxworth, MS27926%47%
Columbia, MS6,29228%44%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Waikoloa Village, HI6,29242%15%
Clover Creek, WA6,29342%14%
Collinsville, OK6,29384%71%
Waimanalo, HI6,29629%41%
Bellefonte, PA6,28763%28%
Columbia, MS6,29228%44%
Source: The Columbia, MS 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.