Columbia Elementary School

Public PK, KG-1

 1502 Elm St
       Rochester, IN  46975


(574) 223-2501

District: Rochester Community School Corp

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,346 Help


Students who attend Columbia Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Rochester Community Middle School
High:    Rochester Community High School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.8 Help
Number of students:  322

Racial breakdown:

White:
87.0%
Two or more races:
5.3%
Hispanic:
4.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  60.6% Help


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Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (87%), two or more races (5.3%), Hispanic (4.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 60.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Columbia Elementary School is 12.8. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Columbia Elementary School is $12,346.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Columbia Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Rochester Community School Corp:

SchoolDigger ranks Rochester Community School Corp 218th of 364 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Enrollment information for Columbia Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 458 1 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 464
1989 454 4 2 5 0 n/a n/a 0 465
1990 432 3 1 3 0 n/a n/a 0 439
1991 438 3 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 444
1992 457 1 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 461
1993 415 3 1 1 1 n/a n/a 0 421
1994 383 7 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 391
1995 480 3 2 4 0 n/a n/a 12 501
1996 480 3 2 4 0 n/a n/a 12 501
1997 511 5 3 3 0 n/a n/a 7 529
1998 511 2 6 4 0 n/a n/a 0 523
1999 508 3 9 3 0 n/a n/a 0 523
2000 512 3 11 3 0 n/a n/a 0 529
2001 473 4 9 3 1 n/a n/a 0 490
2002 471 0 5 3 0 n/a n/a 0 479
2003 471 0 5 3 0 n/a n/a 0 479
2004 471 1 2 8 0 n/a n/a 0 482
2005 438 1 3 8 0 n/a n/a 0 450
2006 424 3 2 9 0 n/a n/a 0 438
2007 411 1 2 6 1 n/a n/a 29 450
2008 413 1 2 8 1 n/a n/a 34 459
2009 412 0 2 11 2 n/a n/a 28 455
2010 388 4 0 11 0 n/a n/a 35 438
2011 398 6 0 29 2 0 16 0 451
2012 422 7 2 27 0 0 18 0 476
2013 447 6 3 23 0 0 17 0 496
2014 445 4 2 23 0 0 14 0 488
2015 456 1 1 20 0 0 11 0 489
2016 406 4 0 24 0 0 11 0 445
2017 403 3 0 28 0 0 15 0 449
2018 362 3 1 31 0 0 19 0 416
2019 397 1 0 28 0 0 17 0 443
2020 409 1 2 19 0 0 16 0 447
2021 415 1 2 22 3 0 20 0 463
2022 309 0 1 16 1 0 18 0 345
2023 280 6 3 15 0 1 17 0 322

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Columbia Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 464 20.5 22.6 17
1989 465 21.1 22.0 18.7
1990 439 20.3 21.6 14.6
1991 444 20.3 21.8 15.8
1992 461 20.6 22.3 22.8
1993 421 20.0 21.1 24
1994 391 20.3 19.3 23.3
1995 501 24.0 20.9 18.8
1996 501 24.0 20.9 18.8
1997 529 24.0 22.0 20.3
1998 523 24.0 21.8 19.1
1999 523 25.5 20.5 26.4
2000 529 26.0 20.3 29.3
2001 490 27.0 18.1 26.9
2002 479 23.0 20.8 31.5
2003 479 23.0 20.8 31.5
2004 482 23.6 20.4 37.3
2005 450 22.6 19.9 35.6
2006 438 21.6 20.3 39.5
2007 450 n/a n/a 45.6
2008 459 23.6 19.4 48.5
2009 455 22.6 20.1 39.3
2010 438 22.0 19.9 51.1
2011 451 23.6 19.1 55.7
2012 476 29.0 16.4 54.6
2013 496 21.0 23.6 56
2014 488 22.4 21.7 56.1
2015 489 24.0 20.3 45.6
2016 445 23.0 19.3 54.2
2017 449 22.5 19.9 58.1
2018 416 26.0 16.0 61.1
2019 443 26.8 16.5 60.3
2020 447 27.0 16.5 52.8
2021 463 30.0 15.4 51.2
2022 345 25.6 13.4 43.8
2023 322 25.0 12.8 60.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Columbia Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 464 20.5 22.6 17
1989 465 21.1 22.0 18.7
1990 439 20.3 21.6 14.6
1991 444 20.3 21.8 15.8
1992 461 20.6 22.3 22.8
1993 421 20.0 21.1 24
1994 391 20.3 19.3 23.3
1995 501 24.0 20.9 18.8
1996 501 24.0 20.9 18.8
1997 529 24.0 22.0 20.3
1998 523 24.0 21.8 19.1
1999 523 25.5 20.5 26.4
2000 529 26.0 20.3 29.3
2001 490 27.0 18.1 26.9
2002 479 23.0 20.8 31.5
2003 479 23.0 20.8 31.5
2004 482 23.6 20.4 37.3
2005 450 22.6 19.9 35.6
2006 438 21.6 20.3 39.5
2007 450 n/a n/a 45.6
2008 459 23.6 19.4 48.5
2009 455 22.6 20.1 39.3
2010 438 22.0 19.9 51.1
2011 451 23.6 19.1 55.7
2012 476 29.0 16.4 54.6
2013 496 21.0 23.6 56
2014 488 22.4 21.7 56.1
2015 489 24.0 20.3 45.6
2016 445 23.0 19.3 54.2
2017 449 22.5 19.9 58.1
2018 416 26.0 16.0 61.1
2019 443 26.8 16.5 60.3
2020 447 27.0 16.5 52.8
2021 463 30.0 15.4 51.2
2022 345 25.6 13.4 43.8
2023 322 25.0 12.8 60.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Columbia Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $782 (8.9%) $7,983 (91.1%) $8,765
2020 $739 (8.3%) $8,198 (91.7%) $8,936
2021 $1,009 (11.0%) $8,178 (89.0%) $9,188
2022 $2,324 (18.8%) $10,022 (81.2%) $12,346

Data source: Indiana Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Columbia Elementary School

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Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students443322
 27.3%
African American16
 500%
American Indian00
Asian03
Hispanic2815
 46.4%
Pacific Islander01
White397280
 29.5%
Two or More Races1717
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients60.3%60.6%
 0.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Columbia Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 322 students attended Columbia Elementary School.

Students who attend Columbia Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Rochester Community Middle School
High : Rochester Community High School

Students at Columbia Elementary School are 87% White, 5% Two or more races, 5% Hispanic, 2% African American.


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

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