Columbus school information

IndexColumbusNebraskaNational
Average Test Scores80%75%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:113:116:1
Total public schools1178079,221
Total private schools918224,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a567,963
The Columbus, NE educational system consists of 11 public schools, 9 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Columbus public schools have average test scores of 80% which is 7% higher than than the Nebraska average and 62% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Columbus public schools is 15:1, compared to 13:1 in Nebraska and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 87.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 84.6% have completed high school, 22.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Columbus are 62% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 11 public schools in Columbus.
  • 87.2% of people in Columbus have completed 8th grade.
  • 84.6% of people in Columbus have completed high school.
  • 22.1% of people in Columbus have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Columbus

IndexColumbusNebraskaNational
Completed 8th grade87.2%88.4%84.3%
Completed high school84.6%87.2%83.0%
Completed some college57.7%63.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree33.7%40.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors22.1%30.0%30.3%
Completed masters6.9%9.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.0%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.7%1.2%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Platte Center, NE35382%67%
Richland, NE7980%63%
David City, NE2,86180%62%
Bellwood, NE33775%51%
Lakeview, NE31771%44%
Columbus, NE22,66880%62%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Maple Heights, OH22,68543%12%
Oak Ridge, FL22,68937%25%
Bloomingdale, FL22,63867%36%
Eagle, ID22,71159%21%
Arnold, MD22,62560%23%
Columbus, NE22,66880%62%
Source: The Columbus, NE 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.