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Avg. test scores 44%
High school dipl. 16%
Bachelors degree 56%

Columbia school information

IndexColumbiaMississippiNational
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
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Key findings

  • The 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

      IndexColumbiaMississippiNational
      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%

      Columbia, MS School Districts

      • Columbia School District
      • Marion County School District

      There are a total of 10 public schools, 1 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools in Columbia. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Columbia, MS schools is 28%. The average student to teacher ratio is 14:1. In Columbia, MS, an average of 71.9% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 69.9% have completed high school.

      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%
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      Clover Creek, WA6,29342%14%
      Waimanalo, HI6,29629%41%
      Garnet, CA6,29719%62%
      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.