PROFICIENCY 22% 41% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
47%Huntsville City

Columbia High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Huntsville City" in Huntsville, AL. There are a total of 758 students and 46 teachers at Columbia High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 17 to 1. There are a total of 211 free lunch students and 0 reduced lunch students.

Columbia High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 22.3%, which is 41% lower than the Alabama average.


Student/Teacher ratio17:1
Free lunch211
Reduced lunch0


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment121
Taking some courses76
Taking some courses (not tests)35
Passing some courses<=2
Passing no courses56

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Columbia High School, there are a total of 121 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 76 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School6-9%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School35-39%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Columbia High School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 17.8% 45.3% 57.4% 51.1%
African American 64.6% 37.7% 33.0% 15.9%
Asian 2.4% 2.0% 1.4% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 8.5% 8.8% 5.4% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 1.5% 0.6% 1.0% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.3% 0.3% 0.1% 0.4%
Multiracial 5.0% 5.2% 1.7% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

Horizon Elementary School79%1.5Madison, AL
Bob Jones High School67%2.5Madison, AL
Providence Elementary42%2.6Huntsville, AL
Rainbow Elementary School74%2.7Madison, AL
Discovery Middle School64%2.7Madison, AL
West Madison Elementary School72%3.0Madison, AL
Madison Elementary School74%3.4Madison, AL
Univ Place Elementary School23%3.6Huntsville, AL
Louis J Morris Elementary School27%3.6Huntsville, AL
Columbia Elementary School72%3.9Madison, AL
Westlawn Middle School20%4.2Huntsville, AL
Monrovia Elementary School57%4.4Huntsville, AL

Huntsville demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)8869291
Median age37.038.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)51%57%55%
Speak English92%95%79%
Speak Spanish4%3%13%

Education level achieved in Huntsville

Completed 8th grade86.7%80.7%84.3%
Completed high school85.9%79.2%83.0%
Completed some college70.9%53.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree49.5%31.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors41.5%24.0%30.3%
Completed masters15.9%8.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.6%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.9%1.0%1.3%
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Source: The Columbia High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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