Columbia Academy

Public 6-8

 900 49th Ave NE
       Columbia Heights, MN  55421-1710


 (763) 528-4701

 School Website

District: Columbia Heights Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
433rd of 518 Minnesota Middle Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  17.8
Number of students:  743

Racial breakdown:
Hispanic:
36.5%
African American:
33.8%
White:
16.6%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  82.5%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, August 30, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Columbia Academy ranked worse than 83.6% of middle schools in Minnesota. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 20.5. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Columbia Academy is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (36.5%), African American (33.8%), White (16.6%). (See more...)
Compare Details 82.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Columbia Academy is 17.8. (See more...)
Compare Columbia Academy employs 41.5 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Columbia Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Columbia Academy 433rd of 518 Minnesota public middle schools. (See Columbia Academy in the ranking list.)

Columbia Heights Public School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Columbia Heights Public School District 400th of 440 Minnesota school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Columbia Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 24.10 326th 387 15.8%
2005 25.11 336th 396 15.2%
2006 28.34 338th 406 16.7%
2007 22.76 353rd 403 12.4%
2008 26.13 352nd 409 13.9%
2009 16.03 209th 230 9.1%
2010 18.25 398th 454 12.3%
2011 14.17 425th 478 11.1%
2012 17.38 410th 469 12.6%
2013 16.73 422nd 488 13.5%
2014 17.02 426th 490 13.1%
2015 21.22 426th 516 17.4%
2016 17.11 434th 508 14.6%
2017 20.03 438th 523 16.3%
2018 20.50 433rd 518 16.4%

Data source: test scores: Minnesota Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a teacher
Friday, March 24, 2017

Open Quote I substitute taught here twice. Both times, I endured both verbal abuse from students and written abuse. Ex. While I was redirecting a student, another student wrote on the board in marker next to my name, "ugly fat ass" and scribbled in marker all over the lesson plan directions I wrote on the board. When I called the secretary for behavior support, she sent up a behavior specialist who asked the class to write down the name of the student on a piece of anonymous paper who wrote the negative comments about me. While he waited, I went down to the main office to show the principal what the student wrote about me and asked him to visit the classroom. He escorted me to the classroom. His only words to the class were to ask them to consider if they had done this to a classmate's parent. Then, it turns out it was a girl who wrote the negative comments about me on the board, but neither the behavior specialist or the principal acknowledged this to me, or required the student to apologize to me, which I found very inappropriate. Then, after the behavior specialist left, the class was required to read silently on their Chromebooks. I caught one of the 6th grade students surfing the internet and asked him to leave the classroom and go to the behavior specialist's room. He called me "fat ass" and slammed the door as he left. I will never substitute teach at this school again. It is a terrible school. Close Quote


by a student
Monday, February 2, 2009

Open Quote central middle school has great teachers that are willing to help those that are in need.They respect all customs,when I first came I thought that my parents were sending me to the worst school ever, But than I met the teachers and they were amazing and all were in their 20's-40's but that didnt stop them from being the amazing teachers that they are now.The classes are great too,this school really inspired me to think more aout my education and now my parents cant even shut me about highschool and college. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Columbia Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 695 8 23 5 18 n/a n/a 0 749
1989 641 16 28 6 20 n/a n/a 0 711
1990 638 18 25 9 15 n/a n/a 0 705
1991 629 21 29 14 14 n/a n/a 0 707
1992 594 30 25 21 17 n/a n/a 0 687
1993 631 35 24 19 11 n/a n/a 0 720
1994 638 24 28 14 12 n/a n/a 0 716
1995 577 33 20 27 22 n/a n/a 0 679
1996 577 33 20 27 22 n/a n/a 0 679
1997 503 52 24 31 20 n/a n/a 0 630
1998 515 60 29 16 20 n/a n/a 0 640
1999 504 62 37 16 25 n/a n/a 0 644
2000 527 62 35 21 22 n/a n/a 0 667
2001 511 61 47 27 31 n/a n/a 0 677
2002 487 123 48 41 27 n/a n/a 0 726
2003 487 123 48 41 27 n/a n/a 0 726
2004 403 124 45 55 31 n/a n/a 0 658
2005 362 153 33 83 37 n/a n/a 0 668
2006 302 175 29 104 33 n/a n/a 0 643
2007 277 188 25 118 32 n/a n/a 0 640
2008 229 202 26 128 22 n/a n/a 0 607
2009 192 183 24 145 29 n/a n/a 0 573
2010 194 170 39 141 21 n/a n/a 0 565
2011 189 185 37 154 15 0 25 0 605
2012 168 197 28 153 15 0 18 0 579
2013 150 212 30 176 12 2 16 0 598
2014 158 224 37 205 11 0 26 0 661
2015 153 209 38 216 11 2 33 0 662
2016 148 237 31 236 9 2 46 0 709
2017 123 251 36 271 8 2 52 0 743

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 Academy

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 749 47.1 15.9 14.4
1989 711 49.0 14.5 14.9
1990 705 46.9 15.0 14.2
1991 707 47.5 14.8 19.5
1992 687 51.3 13.3 21.7
1993 720 51.7 13.9 25.0
1994 716 51.5 13.9 23.9
1995 679 47.9 14.2 25.0
1996 679 47.9 14.2 25.0
1997 630 41.0 15.4 26.5
1998 640 n/a 0.0 25.6
1999 644 49.7 13.0 22.5
2000 667 48.7 13.7 35.1
2001 677 44.5 15.2 36.5
2002 726 41.1 17.7 47.9
2003 726 41.1 17.7 47.9
2004 658 44.5 14.8 48.9
2005 668 41.8 16.0 57.9
2006 643 46.7 13.8 59.6
2007 640 47.0 13.6 61.1
2008 607 47.9 12.7 64.6
2009 573 43.9 13.1 69.8
2010 565 37.0 15.2 72.7
2011 605 36.3 16.6 75.4
2012 579 37.8 15.3 75.6
2013 598 38.2 15.6 78.3
2014 661 40.1 16.4 81.7
2015 662 44.0 15.0 80.7
2016 709 45.0 15.7 80.8
2017 743 41.5 17.8 82.5

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Columbia Academy

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 749 47.1 15.9 14.4
1989 711 49.0 14.5 14.9
1990 705 46.9 15.0 14.2
1991 707 47.5 14.8 19.5
1992 687 51.3 13.3 21.7
1993 720 51.7 13.9 25.0
1994 716 51.5 13.9 23.9
1995 679 47.9 14.2 25.0
1996 679 47.9 14.2 25.0
1997 630 41.0 15.4 26.5
1998 640 n/a 0.0 25.6
1999 644 49.7 13.0 22.5
2000 667 48.7 13.7 35.1
2001 677 44.5 15.2 36.5
2002 726 41.1 17.7 47.9
2003 726 41.1 17.7 47.9
2004 658 44.5 14.8 48.9
2005 668 41.8 16.0 57.9
2006 643 46.7 13.8 59.6
2007 640 47.0 13.6 61.1
2008 607 47.9 12.7 64.6
2009 573 43.9 13.1 69.8
2010 565 37.0 15.2 72.7
2011 605 36.3 16.6 75.4
2012 579 37.8 15.3 75.6
2013 598 38.2 15.6 78.3
2014 661 40.1 16.4 81.7
2015 662 44.0 15.0 80.7
2016 709 45.0 15.7 80.8
2017 743 41.5 17.8 82.5

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.




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

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