I am a student going into my senior year. I do NOT recommend sending any student to this school. Not only do atleast over half of the teachers there not actually teach what needs to be taught but the administrators are completely unfair unconcerned and not hepful in any way. Some of the rules are unheard of. There is always 'favorites' in other words the students that play a sport or are really active in school activities. On top of their nonchalant attitudes a lot of the students there are so incredibly rude. Not to mention the bullying that is done there honestly you can find so many videos online of fights that have taken place at the school. I do give them credit on quickly sending those kids home but there has been on more thann one occasion students that walk around threatening other students lives and when the issue is reported to somebody absolutely NOTHING i done about it. I honestly fear everyday of what will happen everyday there. All I can say is I'm so glad I have one more year left then I can finally get out of that hole.
Columbia High School is a public high school in Lake City. The principal of Columbia High School is MR. TERRY HUDDLESTON. 1,802 students go to Columbia High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 2% of the Columbia High School students have "limited English proficiency." 35% of the 1,802 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Columbia High School is 19:1. Springville Preparatory Academy is one of the nearest high schools.
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I am a senior at Columbia High and to be honest i would not recommend this school to a parent. The administration are not understanding and rude they are very narrow minded and tend to have favorites whom you will never see in trouble. the school is not tolerant to those who are not in a sport / club / extracurricular activity. The school has ruined students academic future by sending them to alternative schools over petty rule breaking such as referrals because of wearing hats in the building or not wearing a belt. The school is over crowded and has an unfriendly atmosphere with crowded lunches and hallways filled with rude students. if you have any other choice of schools to send your child go with them. Coming from a student with experience with this school.
I am a former educator at CHS. I taught at CHS for 6 wonderful years (2003-2009) when our family was transferred out of state. My own children attended CHS and loved it! They received a very good balanced education. My fellow teachers were committed to the students and vested in CHS. They cared! CHS offers a variety of extra-curricular activities and a solid education to those that seek it out.
I think that chs was a great school i was a student there fromm 2002-2005
My daughters first time at the school so far everything is going very well and she very much enjoys her classes and teachers. A much more pleasant experience than the private school she previously attended. I was very surprise how well she is doing and how accommodating the school guidance and teachers are with her. She is a much more happier student and looks forward to going to school each day.
i attend chs and honestly it's horrible we're to busy being bombarded with fcat scores than actual curriculum it's a joke and a bad one at that. i wish i lived in a city with a better high school.
I attend Columbia high school and i am very proud to go there it is such a great school that opens many doors for my future. and the teachers there are magnificent at teaching i highly reccomend it as a high school!
I am a graduate of Columbia and I must say that my experiences there fostered little more than aggravation. The only plus was the variety of extracurricular activities. I say variety because unless you were a football player cheerleader or tigerette support was minimal. For every teacher there were two that at best didn't care. The rules were arbitrary and inconsistent. If you have the option send your child to another school (unless they want to play football lol)
Hi I'm a student at Columbia High and probably the best thing about CHS is its football program I mean the teams it puts out teams every year that are always good though this year they'll have Tim Tebows coach to help make them become a great team. I have to say the vocational programs at CHS are awesome they are a great help in preparing you for your career choice and they range anywhere from Agriculture Buisness Criminal Justice Culinary and many more. No its true academics are not that great but thats due to all the misbehaving teenagers whose parents can't contol them causing (the school teachers administration and sometimes other students) to spend more time disciplaning and correcting those students then actually teaching. Over all CHS is very diversified what with its clubs sports volunteer programs vocational programs and academics.*** And yes I do Tuck in my shirt!
Hi I'm a parent of a senior at Columbia High School and I'd like to say how proud I am that my child goes to Columbia High. I am very impressed with all the academic opportunities that are offerred at the school besides the atheletics. I'd be remiss if I didn't acknowledge that some teachers seem to have lost the enthusiasm but the majority are new and willing to give the extra that the students seem to need. Even a lot of the older more experienced teachers seem to have bought into the one school culture that is promoting Faith Family Academics and Then Sports. I am impressed and thank the Principal staff and Teachers for what they do.
My son is in his second year at CHS and I'd just like to say that if your child wants to learn asks for help when needed (which is available) obeys the rules (tuck your shirt in..how hard is that?) they should be successful at Columbia period. We are pleased also with the community support for the variety of athletic programs available to students.
I am a very involved parent and plan to stay that way. My child is in a sport that is not benefited by CHS Athletic Dept. which is very disappointing. This is the teams 2nd year in a row to be going to State Finals. I can only hope the principal will contact me after several attempts. My child enjoys most of the teachers but some definitely lack the enthusiasm and excitement that is necessary for becoming an excellent educator!
The problem is not that the teachers don't care yes granted some don't but that the students don't ask for help and instead hide their needs. We students feel like a family at CHS... most of the time. Some of the faculty and teachers have a bad stereotyping problem. Many of my friends are involved in the 'punk' or 'goth' clique. They are not scary people or suicidal but some judge before knowing. That and the lack of parent involvement are the only things wrong with the school (from [a] student[s] perspective).
I concur with the unhappy parents. The school does not have nearly the quality education this age group should be getting to go forward in life. There is a small percentage of faculty who truly cares about the kids. Otherwise most of them should retire. Never has a parent needed to be involved in their kids life than with their kids being at CHS. Too bad. Sometimes it seems like those in charge are stuck in a time warp. The rules are ridiculous and not handed out fairly. In all fairness to the teachers who do care and are making a difference the parents of a big percentage of the kids are not involved with their kids nor do they teach respect or common courtesy.
As an alumni of CHS I was excited to move back here and have my children attend CHS. The academic programs are exceptional! There are more than enough extracurricular activities for all students. Parent involvement is where CHS lacks. The school doesn't do enough to reach parents and involve them. The school has a new principal and hopefully that will be the beginning new ideas new images and the start of a better FCAT grade for CHS.
This is by far one of the worst schools I have seen a young adult go to. The school is absolutely disgusting most of the techer's don't care about the children and the rules are outragious. I do not recommend to any parents that their child go to this school.
Should hire a better cleaning crew bathrooms are teribble in regards to smell handicapped access cleanliness.
We moved here from another county in Florida--the teachers seemed motivated to insure student success and the honors classes are more challenging. Disappointed in the lack of an open house (my younger child's orientation conflicted with that of the high school) and what I see as failure to see the 'big picture' when it comes to discipline issues (flip flops and stopping to talk in the hall are worse than a student dressed in black leather chains and sporting 12' spiked hair?-c'mon).
I'm not sure where the two prior comments are coming from. I know several parents of students at CHS who are pleased--it's not perfect but the needs of their children are met. Sounds like the prior two comments are from parents who were not involved (except to cover for their child or complain without helping solve problems). Students have great experiences at CHS as long as they follow the rules study and prepare and participate in the great activities.
I was never so glad as the day my daughter graduated from this school.