Columbus school information

IndexColumbusMississippiNational
Average Test Scores14%28%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:116:116:1
Total public schools2089379,221
Total private schools920624,874
Total post-secondary schools1687,963
The Columbus, MS educational system consists of 20 public schools, 9 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Columbus public schools have average test scores of 14% which is 51% lower than than the Mississippi average and 72% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Columbus public schools is 14:1, compared to 16:1 in Mississippi and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 79.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 76.5% have completed high school, 21.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.0% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Columbus are 72% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 20 public schools in Columbus.
  • 79.7% of people in Columbus have completed 8th grade.
  • 76.5% of people in Columbus have completed high school.
  • 21.4% of people in Columbus have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Columbus

IndexColumbusMississippiNational
Completed 8th grade79.7%78.6%84.3%
Completed high school76.5%76.7%83.0%
Completed some college51.7%52.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree29.4%29.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors21.4%21.0%30.3%
Completed masters9.1%7.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.0%2.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.1%0.9%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Caledonia, MS1,50148%3%
New Hope, MS3,39338%23%
Columbus, MS24,83314%72%

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Austin, MN24,84144%11%
West Odessa, TX24,82156%13%
Elmwood Park, IL24,84529%42%
Galt, CA24,84834%31%
Coronado, CA24,85267%36%
Columbus, MS24,83314%72%
Source: The Columbus, 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.