Best Public Schools in Columbia, CT


The city of Columbia, Connecticut has a single elementary school, the Horace W. Porter School, which serves grades PK-8 and has a total enrollment of 462 students. The school is part of the Columbia School District, which is ranked 105 out of 151 districts in the state and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Horace W. Porter School has a predominantly white student population, with 83.98% of students identifying as white. The school's academic performance is generally stronger than the state average in both English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics, with proficiency rates ranging from 39.6% to 69.6% in ELA and 20.5% to 70.6% in Mathematics. However, the school's ranking and rating have declined over the past few years, dropping from a 3-star rating to a 2-star rating, and its ranking falling from 207 out of 490 schools to 250 out of 491 schools.

The school's relatively low free and reduced lunch rate of 23.59% suggests a more affluent student population, which may contribute to the school's stronger academic performance. Additionally, the school's higher spending per student ($21,347) and lower student-teacher ratio (11.2) indicate a focus on providing additional resources and support to students, which could also be a factor in the school's academic outcomes. Overall, while Horace W. Porter School appears to be performing well in many areas, the declining ranking and rating, as well as the varying academic performance across grade levels, warrant further investigation to identify areas for improvement and understand the factors driving the school's outcomes.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Connecticut Department of Education.

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