School Details

Columbia High School

77 Veterans Parkway, Columbia, IL 62236
(618) 281-5001

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 645 students 20 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade


Prairie State Achievement Exam Results (PSAE)

In 2013-2014 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Columbia Community Unit School District 4 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Columbia High School is a public high school in Columbia. The principal of Columbia High School is Mr. Jason Dandurand. 645 children attend Columbia High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 0% of the Columbia High School students have "limited English proficiency." 3% of the 645 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 9% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Columbia High School is 20:1. Dupo High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • German
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 93% 94%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.5% 0%
Asian 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9% 11%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0%
Economically disadvantaged 3% 7%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 years ago)

    The best school ever. Enough said.

  • (7 years ago)

    Columbia is an amazing school I moved schools as a seventh grader and was really behind. But columbia stepped up and met the challenge. Mrs. Keene she is a wonderful person and Im sad that this is her last year. But am excitd that I was able to have her over me the four years I was here. Im now a senior and will be graduating this year and will be very proud to say that I attended Columbia High school. submitted by a very Thankful STUDENT!

  • (8 years ago)

    I am very impressed with this school. Previously had sent kids to the private school in this area. The quality of the education offered here was far superior. One of my kids was ranked 2nd at the private school and was just coasting. Had to really work hard once the transfer was completed to keep in the top 10 percent. The Principal runs a tight ship here. Great school!

  • (10 years ago)

    I have been a student at this facility and the administration is horrible. They are incompatent and they should have no part in any adolescence education what so ever.

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
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