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Avg. test scores 29%
High school dipl. 15%
Bachelors degree 40%

Columbus school information

IndexColumbusNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores63%44%49%
Student/Teacher ration/a15:116:1
Total public schoolsn/a1,89579,221
Total private schoolsn/a51024,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1837,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Columbus are 29% higher than the national average
  • There are approximately n/a public schools in Columbus
  • 73.1% of people in Columbus have completed 8th grade
  • 70.3% of people in Columbus have completed high school
  • 18.1% of people in Columbus have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Columbus

      IndexColumbusNorth CarolinaNational
      Completed 8th grade73.1%83.4%84.3%
      Completed high school70.3%81.9%83.0%
      Completed some college51.8%59.9%59.4%
      Completed associate degree30.8%38.1%38.5%
      Completed bachelors18.1%29.0%30.3%
      Completed masters6.9%10.2%11.5%
      Completed professional degree1.4%2.9%3.3%
      Completed doctorate0.7%1.3%1.3%

      Columbus, NC School Districts

      • Polk County Schools

      There are a total of n/a public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools in Columbus. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Columbus, NC schools is 63%. The average student to teacher ratio is n/a. In Columbus, NC, an average of 73.1% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 70.3% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Saluda, NC75870%41%
      Flat Rock, NC3,25466%35%
      Tryon, NC1,56864%29%
      Landrum, SC2,46163%28%
      Tigerville, SC1,80860%21%
      Columbus, NC1,34963%29%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Glenwood City, WI1,34952%5%
      Swepsonville, NC1,34852%5%
      Millersport, OH1,34871%44%
      Bogata, TX1,35083%68%
      Prosperity, WV1,35040%20%
      Columbus, NC1,34963%29%
      Source: The Columbus, NC 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.