Columbus school information

Average Test Scores27%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:114:116:1
Total public schools597079,221
Total private schoolsn/a19024,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a867,963
The Columbus, KS educational system consists of 5 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Columbus public schools have average test scores of 27% which is 28% lower than than the Kansas average and 45% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Columbus public schools is 14:1, compared to 14:1 in Kansas and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 83.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 83.0% have completed high school, 21.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.3% have completed a doctorate degree.

Did you know?

  • The average school test scores in Columbus are 45% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 5 public schools in Columbus.
  • 83.5% of people in Columbus have completed 8th grade.
  • 83.0% of people in Columbus have completed high school.
  • 21.1% of people in Columbus have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Columbus

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  • Central Elementary810 S High School AvenueGrades: 4 - 8Students: 367 · Ratio: 12:125
  • Columbus High124 S High School AvenueGrades: 8 - 12Students: 315 · Ratio: 10:115
  • Highland Elementary319 N High School StGrades: 2 - 3Students: 142 · Ratio: 13:142
  • Park Elementary724 E Garfield StreetGrades: PK - 1Students: 211 · Ratio: 15:1n/a

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Education level achieved in Columbus

Completed 8th grade83.5%87.4%84.3%
Completed high school83.0%86.1%83.0%
Completed some college52.3%63.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree29.6%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors21.1%31.6%30.3%
Completed masters10.5%11.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.3%3.0%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%1.2%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Weir, KS57950%1%
Oswego, KS1,93740%18%
Baxter Springs, KS4,05627%45%
Riverton, KS90026%47%
Galena, KS2,95324%52%
Columbus, KS3,17827%45%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Cactus, TX3,17860%21%
Mount Penn, PA3,17745%9%
Corning, AR3,17720%60%
Weatogue, CT3,17972%45%
Iowa, LA3,17963%29%
Columbus, KS3,17827%45%
Source: The Columbus, KS 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.