Columbus Elementary School



Columbus Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Columbus Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 105
1 89
2 84
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Columbus Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Chariton, IA in the Chariton Community School District. It enrolls 278 students in grades 1st through 12th. Columbus Elementary School is the 439th largest public school in Iowa and the 43,054th largest nationally. It has 13.2 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 278
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 13.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 21
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 43,054th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Iowa: 439th out of 723
Student/Teacher Rank in Iowa: 212th out of 723
Full Time Teacher Rank in Iowa: 389th out of 723

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Columbus Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 144
(52%)
464
(52%)
 Female 134
(48%)
427
(48%)

Columbus Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 269
(97%)
859
(96%)
 Two or More 3
(1%)
8
(1%)
 Black 3
(1%)
6
(1%)
 Asian 2
(1%)
3
(0%)
 Hispanic 1
(0%)
14
(2%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
1
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Columbus Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 147
(53%)
441
(49%)
 Not Eligible 113
(41%)
375
(42%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 18
(6%)
75
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 715 ranked schools in Iowa, Columbus Elementary School is ranked 216th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Columbus Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (59.4%) is higher than the state average of 43.8%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Columbus Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 311
2006 317
2007 325
2008 300
2009 368
2010 268
2011 267
2012 278

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.8
2006 14.1
2007 14.4
2008 11.8
2009 13.9
2010 11.7
2011 13
2012 13.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.43729903536977
2006 0.45110410094637
2007 0.49230769230769
2008 0.50666666666667
2009 0.4945652173913
2010 0.61194029850746
2011 0.57303370786517
2012 0.59352517985612

Compare Columbus Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,320.0% 13.2:1
 
1,403.5% 14.0:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 43.8%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 59.4%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Columbus Elementary School
Chariton, IA
Public KG - 02 278 13.2:1  
Van Allen Elementary School
Chariton, IA
Public 03 - 05 287 13.9:1 1 miles
Chariton Middle School
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Public 06 - 08 326 13.9:1 2 miles
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Mormon Trail Elementary School
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Melcher-Dallas Elementary
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Public PK - 06 231 16.1:1 16 miles
Wayne Elementary School
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Public PK - 06 336 13.3:1 19 miles
Southeast Warren Primary
Milo, IA
Public PK - 03 197 15.7:1 21 miles
Knoxville Middle School
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Public 06 - 08 390 14.5:1 24 miles
West Elementary
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Public PK - 01 337 16:1 24 miles
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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