School Details

Rock Bridge Sr. High School

4303 South Providence Rd, Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 214-3100

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-12 1842 students 17 students/teacher (MO avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade


End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)

In 2011-2012 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Columbia 93 School District average
  • Missouri state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Rock Bridge Sr. High School is a public high school in Columbia. The principal of Rock Bridge Sr. High School is Mr. Mark Maus and can be contacted at Mmaus@Columbia.K12.Mo.Us. 1,842 students attend Rock Bridge Sr. High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 18% of the 1,842 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Rock Bridge Sr. High School is 17:1. Columbia Area Career Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 73% 67%
Asian 6% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 5%
Multiracial 5% %
Hispanic 3% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 23%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18% 34%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    Rock Bridge Senior High School I miss this school it is excellent and is now in the top 2000 well performing schools. The sports teams are doing very well and the kids are scoring high in their academics and this school really gets kids ready for college and the planetarium still shows awesome star shows and this school is the best one that I have ever attended.

  • (11 months ago)

    The math and foreign language departments are not up to par and by departments I mean the teaching itself is not very good at all. It is well know that RB and Columbia have always struggled in math and until they bring in good caring math teachers that really know how to teach and reach youth it will never improve. And it would help to have foreign language teachers that can understand English.

  • (1 year ago)

    I don't know why on Earth we would only be ranked 5 out of 10. In fact we were listed as one of the top 10 high schools in Missouri last year (#8). The motto is "freedom with responsibility" which ensures that good students are rewarded and troubled students get the help they need. Students get great test scores- in fact Rock Bridge sent several students to Harvard last year. Nearly every AP class is offered as well as many honors options. Sports teams perform great- in my three years here we've won at least 3 state championships every year. Most students have money which can be both good and bad. It ensures we have a lot of "good kids" whose parents are willing to get involved. Don't be surprised though if you pull up in student parking and see some hummers range rovers and brand new cars sitting next to a smattering of clunkers. Overall few would deny that out of the three high schools in columbia Rock Bridge is the one that everyone wants their kids in.

  • (1 year ago)

    Despite Rock Bridge's size it is a great school with great community. I am a senior who will graduate in May of 2014. In my years at Rock Bridge I really haven't met a bad teacher. In general teachers here know their subject well and care about the success of their students. It is really easy to get involved too because there are many different clubs and interest groups and anyone can find a group of friends here. RBHS is a great place to learn and also learn about life.

  • (1 year ago)

    I was a student there during my senior year of high school. Overall it is a great school to go to. I can say a lot of great things about this school such as there are a lot of clubs plenty of sports etc. It is a newer school. Compared to Hickman there are a lot more preppy white kids that go to this school. Just like with every school though Rock bridge definitely has its weaknesses. 1.It lacks a big auditorium so during assemblies everyone goes to gym and has to sit on bleachers which can be uncomfortable. 2.There are no announcements through the intercoms so students have to read the website for news since most students dont check the website for news anyways. 3.Not as much racial or ethnic diversity compared to Hickman.

  • (2 years ago)

    My family and I moved to Columbia Missouri so I could attend Rock Bridge High School for the great opprotunities I was told they gave their students. I moved from a smaller school and now an Alumni of Rock Bridge Senior High School I couldn't have made a better decision. Their academics are bar-none compared to anything I've ever seen and been around in my Academia career. Their Career Center is the best in the State of Missouri as far as I'm concerned. The school has so much culture in it and they celebrate this through Global Village each year a school-wide celebration of as many culture's as possible. Every program within Rock Bridge stands out and I am proud to say I attended this High School. It gave me so many opprotunities and opened up so many doors for me. If that doesn't give you a good idea then this might; their motto has always been "Where learning is for life." I can honestly say that I will continue to learn and I don't think that want to continue to gather knowledge would be there if it wasn't for the Teachers and Administration at Rock Bridge Senior High School.

  • (2 years ago)

    Look no further than RBHS if you want to send your kid to a truly outstanding school. The academics were very challenging (with oodles of AP and honors classes) and as I recall we spent our "unassigned time" almost exclusively tackling homework and projects. Sports and extracurricular activities just made the experience that much better. In my professional opinion as a NASA employee with advanced degrees in both Mechanical and Aeronautical engineering it would be extremely difficult to find a better public school (quite possibly in the entire United States) than RBHS. Hickman comes in a close second (I attended both schools during my high school years because my parents moved). RBHS also has the incredible advantage of being across the road from the Career Center (Hickman students had about a 10 min. commute). If I lived in the Kansas City or St. Louis areas I would commute 250+ miles a day just so I could send my kid to a Columbia school. I am very fortunate to have attended CPS and I can't even begin to thank the hard working staff enough. If education had a patent Rock Bridge would own it. Keep up the good work folks you are the best.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school has great teachers and gets you ready to move forward in you education. There are so many sports for the students to participate in. Such as Soccer track football basketball cross country baseball golf tennis wrestling swimming for boys and for girls volleyball crosscountry track swimming softball cheer & dance basketball golf soccer and tennis.

  • (3 years ago)

    This place is just full of awesome opportunities especially with the Career Center and its awesome FIRST Robotics group!

  • (4 years ago)

    I was attending RBHS for Summer School and i think that this is a great school! The teachers are great when it comes to explanations! Also This school makes you feel more independent than most schools!

  • (5 years ago)

    Our students love our school for all the right reasons and they feel safe respected and cared for.

  • (5 years ago)

    It's quirky expressive and (mostly) free and full of the smartest people I'v ever met.

  • (5 years ago)

    Very progressive in its teaching methods. Active in community service. Offers courses unique to town.

  • (6 years ago)

    Freedom with responsibility. Youll hear it all the time and rightly so because that is the truth to it. Rock bridge is a very open ended academic experience in the means that you can make whatever you want out of it. You must must must stay on top of your academics because it is kind of easy to go astray with all the great extracurricular activities and extremely student friendly and interactive faculty. great school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I loved Rock Bridge- Now that I am in education I can see so many great possitives from the high school system in Columbia's district. I wish I could go back and learn from those teachers so I could implement what they do in their classrooms in my classroom. Great high school!

  • (9 years ago)

    Rock Bridge is a nice school the teachers are nice along with the faculty. The acedemic programs are a great option for the students. The extracurricular activities are also great for the student because most of them have to deal with/ are sports and they can help kids stay in shape. The level of parent involvemt is great because parents know what is going on alot.

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