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Avg. test scores 70%
High school dipl. 2%
Bachelors degree 18%

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
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Key findings

  • The 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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Compare Columbus, GA Schools

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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%

      Columbus, GA School Districts

      • Muscogee County School District

      There are a total of 66 public schools, 19 private schools and 6 post-secondary schools in Columbus. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Columbus, GA schools is 30%. The average student to teacher ratio is 16:1. In Columbus, GA, an average of 82.3% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 81.3% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      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%

      Cities with similar population

      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.