School Details

North Columbus Elementary School

2006 Old Guard Rd, Columbus, GA 31909
(706) 748-3183
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 671 students 17 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

85%
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94%
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92%
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83%

Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Muscogee County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
85%
90%
78%
72%
84%
95%
89%
93%
84%
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83%
78%
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81%

Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Muscogee County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
89%
94%
81%
79%
90%
92%
88%
93%
67%
65%
80%
81%
70%
81%

Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
72%
67%
80%

Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA 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 2013
  • Muscogee County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

North Columbus Elementary School is a public elementary school. The principal of North Columbus Elementary School is Dawn Upshaw and can be contacted at Upshaw.Dawn.L@muscogee.k12.ga.us. 671 children attend North Columbus Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 2% of the North Columbus Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 28% of the 671 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 38% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at North Columbus Elementary School is 17:1. Columbus First Seventh-Day Adventist School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Football
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 7% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 68% 30%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 19% 59%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38% 60%
Limited English proficiency 2% 2%
Economically disadvantaged 28% 61%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Wonderful Teachers and staff. My daughter has attended for 2 years now & I am so thankful I took the advice of others and moved her to this district =)

  • (1 year ago)

    Spousenod retired military and DDESS teacher of two girls that attend this school. From an educators standpoint with high expectations I have to say the teachers do differentiate the instruction to meet the needs of all students teachers communicate with parents the staff are very helpful and friendly and the PTA seems to be heavily involved. As an educator I will tell you they do have some 21st century teaching tools namely Smartboards. The third grade teachers do a wonderful job preparing the students for the CRCT. For military families I would encourage you to check this school out because I do know some of the teachers have been prior DODS/DDESS teachers and some are military spouses or have family history eith the military.

  • (1 year ago)

    The new principal does not keep in contact with parents unless there is a select group that she is interested in. This is our 2nd year at NCE and we are totally in love with our 2nd grade teacher looking for to looping next year.

  • (2 years ago)

    The school es very good the front desk staff are very nice people teachers are excellent my two kids feel good in this school...

  • (2 years ago)

    North Columbus Elementary in Columbus GA is an outstanding school. The staff is leaps above the rest. The looping program allows teachers to learn about students and students to learn about their teachers which I believe in the elementary grades is very important. The leadership is outstanding and the parent support is great too. I would love to have languages added in the school.

  • (2 years ago)

    The school is great unless you have what they like to label a "problem child". My 1st child had no problems in school staff was super nice to me always. Then my 2nd child started there and wasn't the typical student. All kids are different and this one is having a harder time. Funny how the attitudes have changed towards me as a parent. Can not wait until we move!

  • (3 years ago)

    My son has been going to this school for only a few months but I have a really good first impression of the school. The staff at the front desk is very nice and always very helpful. My son is in first grade. He has art and music as specials. No PE nor Spanish like he had in his previous school so that was a little disappointing. The food at the cafeteria is good. They have 2 playgrounds and as far as I know they take the kids outside every day to play. My son's teacher is very patient with the kids and has a positive attitude toward them.Over all I am pleased with the school so far!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    We are 3 days from completing our first year at North Columbus Elementary and is glad to report that is was a "GREAT" year. My daughther was nervous about attending a new school especially one that loops (same teacher for two years). She went in during the second year of the loop and after a shaky first month was able to adjust really well. I pray that the teacher she gets for 4th/5th grade is as great as this one is but I don't think I have to worry. The staff all have been wonderful and I have nothing but positive things to say. Understand this is just my experience because I have spoken with another parent and she doesn't feel the same way. The only thing I didn't like was that the kids don't really get to interact with other kids outside of their classroom because their classes are pretty much self-contained. I am pretty sure there is a reason for it but she would have looked meeting more people being the social butterfly that she is. The PTA is great I am not an active member but have been to meeting when my daughter had a preformance and although we did a lot of fund raisers at the end of the year the money went towards the school playground. Great Job NCE!

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school! As a military family we've been to 4 different schools in 4 years and this one is by far the best we've had yet. The teachers have genuine care and concern for their students they help your child transition when you move mid-year from a different curriculum the staff is friendly and willing to help and the school's security is some of the best I've seen. They really make you feel completely at home and ease when you drop your children off every day. AND what I really like is the lack of pushing to be involved in fundraisers. If you don't want to do the fundraiser you can always just make a donation to the school instead.

  • (6 years ago)

    My child has attended this school since the first year it opened. It is a great school with a great curriculum and excellent teachers. The staff is friendly from the ladies that work in the office to the cafeteria help to the janitoral staff. I would highly recommend this school to everyone!

  • (6 years ago)

    My children love North Columbus. They are learning so much. It shows at home every night.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school loves the kids. Lots of work but my kid is learning!

  • (6 years ago)

    I love this school! It has a great well rounded curriculum and extracurricular activities. The teachers are great and a genuine care and concern for their students. There is high parent involvement. The faculty is always reaching out to the parents to keep them involved and well-informed. I wouldn'y want my children going anywhere else!

  • (7 years ago)

    i give this school a 10 its great

  • (7 years ago)

    This school does looping with their teachers. My child has the same teacher for 1st grade that he had for Kindergarten. In some instances this is a good thing however in some situations it is not. If your child does not respond well to their teacher then they are stuck with the same teacher for two years. My child is doing well in this school. However the parents are not informed of things that happen at this school.

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