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Columbus school information

Index Columbus Ohio National
Average Test Scores40%61%48%
Student/Teacher ratio18:117:116:1
Total public schools2223,65079,221
Total private schools611,00024,874
Total post-secondary schools293937,963

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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Columbus are 16% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 222 public schools in Columbus
  • 86.2% of people in Columbus have completed 8th grade
  • 85.3% of people in Columbus have completed high school
  • 34.8% of people in Columbus have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Columbus

      Index Columbus Ohio National
      Completed 8th grade86.2%86.9%84.3%
      Completed high school85.3%85.6%83.0%
      Completed some college63.0%55.7%59.4%
      Completed associate degree41.9%35.1%38.5%
      Completed bachelors34.8%26.7%30.3%
      Completed masters11.9%10.0%11.5%
      Completed professional degree3.4%2.7%3.3%
      Completed doctorate1.5%1.1%1.3%

      Columbus, OH School Districts

      • Dublin City School District
      • Columbus City School District
      • Worthington City School District
      • South-Western City School District
      • Hilliard City School District
      • Olentangy Local School District
      • Pickerington Local School District

      There are a total of 222 public schools, 61 private schools and 29 post-secondary schools in Columbus. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Columbus, OH schools is 40%. The average student to teacher ratio is 18:1. In Columbus, OH, an average of 86.2% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 85.3% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Powell, OH13,35388%82.9%
      New Albany, OH11,08587%81.3%
      Upper Arlington, OH35,36487%80.9%
      Bexley, OH13,80584%74.4%
      Dublin, OH47,82481%68.7%
      Columbus, OH889,07940%16.1%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Fort Worth, TX892,22139%18.1%
      Jacksonville, FL902,48850%3.4%
      San Francisco, CA874,78447%2.6%
      Charlotte, NC873,57041%15.1%
      Indianapolis, IN869,38733%32.2%
      Columbus, OH889,07940%16.1%
      Source: The Columbus, OH education data displayed above is derived from the 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.