School Details

Columbus High School

1700 Cherokee Ave, Columbus, GA 31906
(706) 748-2534

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1386 students 16 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade


Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT)

In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.
  • This school in 2011
  • Muscogee County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards


End-of-Course-Tests (EOCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2011
  • Muscogee County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Columbus High School is a public high school in Columbus. The principal of Columbus High School is Marvin Crumbs, whose e-mail is 1,386 students go to Columbus High School and identify primarily as Asian/Pacific Islander; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 0% of the Columbus High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 19% of the 1,386 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 17% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Columbus High School is 16:1. Jordan Vocational High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 2%
Hispanic 7% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 60% 30%
Multiracial 6% %
Asian 6% %
Black, non-Hispanic 21% 59%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17% 60%
Limited English proficiency 0% 2%
Economically disadvantaged 19% 61%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 months ago)

    CHS is a great school for anyone who is fully comitted and dedicated to the educational part of life. The faculty and staff are very nice and they do their best to motivate the student body to do their best. Some of the teachers are strict but that is to the students' advantage. While attending CHS you are given a bit more freedom than most schools but with that freedom comes responsibility. Any student that attends CHS eventually learns proper manners. CHS is truely a college prep. I highly reccomend this school for any student that wants to succeed in college and their carreer. GO BLUE DEVILS!

  • (1 year ago)

    Columbus High is for students that want to work hard to achieve goals. Any student that says this is a bad school because they kick students out for bad grades is not the type of student CHS caters to. CHS does some rude faculty in the office but majority of the teachers are respectful. CHS is a school that prepares you for college. There is a heavy workload and assignments are challenging but it is supposed to be that way. CHS wants to push it's students to go above and beyond the requirements. The security of the school is also fine. If you visit other high schools in Columbus you will see that the campus is open to the public. CHS does have police that stay paroling the area and school just like any other school does. Overall CHS is a great school as long as you have the motivation and self discipline to do the work.

  • (2 years ago)

    Columbus High is a great school for somewone who is self motivated. I love It! The teachers and students are super nice and polite. This has been by far my best experience with any school. Go blue devils!

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter graduated from CHS in 2010. The teachers were no more rude than what you'd find in the general population. CHS was a **very** good experience way better than what she would have had in our former town in a different state. Was it sometimes stressful? Yes of course. Were there rewards? YES. Is it right for the school to kick out kids getting below a C average? Of course it is! The school's mission is to prep kids for college and if you can't do C level work here then you should WANT to go to another high school more in line with your objectives. There are a couple of other GOOD high schools in town so it is not a case where there are no options. As for CHS not having to cater to non-academic oriented students (that is not a criticism by the way for either the school or non-academic kids) allows it to excel in the areas that it does well in. Good thing is that CHS is a magnet school so you can live anywhere in Muscogee County and apply. Lots of kids from other counties and even Alabama come to CHS as well.

  • (3 years ago)

    While CHs is challenging they do this because they only expcept the best of the best. It can be stressful at times but the teachers are all willing to help.

  • (3 years ago)

    My child does seem over whelmed with homework alot of times but she manages. The staff I would have to agree they are rude. Myself or my wife can go to check our child out and the office ladies don't even acknowledge your there. Anyone could enter the school and write down someone else name and do what ever and go anywhere. It has happened more times than I can count. Thats the only reason I give a low score. Security! Our children's lives are at stake also!

  • (3 years ago)

    I would only give this school 2 stars. To much STRESS on the kids. They need to understand that HEALTHY growth and development is much more than a grade on a piece of paper. The teachers are EXTREMELY RUDE the students are so stressed about getting kicked out of school for a C or less (Which is the only reason this school has a 100% graduation count.) by the time they finish High School they are a nervous wreck. They can't hold on to friendships much less a real relationship. There are so many times that teachers cross the line and no disciplinary action is taken. If a student crosses the same line they get ISS suspended expelled ARRESTED etc. This school needs a SERIOUS revamp!!!! I am very disgusted that our government don't protect our children any better that this. I wonder how many Columbus High School graduates over the past 10 yrs. have stress related medical problems now. Best guess is at least 85-90%

  • (3 years ago)

    I went to CHS as a freshman this year and i had conflicting feelings about the school. The work was hard but doable. The faculty though was very disrespectful to the students and sometimes short tempered. The school has very high test scores when they can throw out any kid that gets below a C on their repot card! I think college is important but this school takes it to an extreme. They put an impression on the students that if they dont get into college then they'll be failures in life. Overall i didnt enjoy my time here and was glad i moved!

  • (4 years ago)

    People think "CHS is so great" based upon it's performance according to state standards. For example CHS was the first school to have 100% pass (more than one) Georgia High School Graduation Tests on the first attempt. However this website is misleading. CHS is currently an ALL MAGNET SCHOOL. Although it is a "public school " students must be accepted into the school based upon an essay and academic performance in previous grades. I attended CHS and was a member of the first ever magnet program class and I am currently a teacher at another school in the same district. Although I commend CHS for it's high scoring performance according to state standards I do wonder how well the remaining schools in MCSD would perform if given the same option of screening their students....

  • (4 years ago)

    Columbus high is awesome. it is challenging and the students here are super nice. it is so easy to make friends. dont let anyone tell you different. The work is challenging but we work hard and play hard.

  • (4 years ago)

    I attended this school in the early 2000s. It was a great school. The teachers were with few exceptions very knowledgeable of their subject and very good at both teaching and building strong teacher-student relationships. My education at Columbus High has enabled me to excel at nearly everything I've set my mind to helped me earn scholarships to attend good schools and prepared me for life.

  • (5 years ago)

    Overrated. I have gone to Columbus High School as well as Brookstone School a private school in the area. Brookstone School is much more challenging and the faculty is more helpful and caring. I don't understand why people think CHS is so great when it's just like another other high school in the world.

  • (5 years ago)

    Columbus High School has a great academic standing for the state of Georgia and I attend it.

  • (5 years ago)

    Columbus High is a great school; proud to be a Blue Devil. )

  • (5 years ago)

    I love my school because it gives me a good education. They give me challenges that other schools do not offer. Also i love my school because of the goood lunch well sometimes.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is school really helps prepare you for the real world and for college.

  • (5 years ago)

    Fantastic school that provides children a place to learn and socialize in an environment where discipline problems are all but non-existent.

  • (6 years ago)

    We have had two children graduate from CHS and go on to college. They both found that college was not a big adjustment at all after their work load at CHS. I would suggest that you should evaluate your student's willingness to put forth the effort before sending them here. It is well worth it but not easy. We have two more going through and hope it will be our one and only high school experience in Columbus!

  • (6 years ago)

    I currently attended Columbus High School. It is a challaging school but it prepares you for college. I enjoy this school a lot. If any parents are considering send there child here I really recommend it. It is going to give their child the preparation they need for college.

  • (6 years ago)

    Excellent school. Our eldest son graduated from CHS and is now in college. He was well prepared and learned to balance many extracurricular activities with school. We moved out of State and regret our younger son now attends a High School that while excelling in education does not offer the extracurricular activities available at CHS.

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