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Southern Columbia High School


Academic Rating

9 out of 10

Rank: 38th in Pennsylvania

Southern Columbia HS receives a EasyCollege academic rating significantly above the average for Pennsylvania high schools based on its high test performance, high graduation rate and average AP course participation.

Demographics

Race

The Southern Columbia High School student body is almost exclusively White with a small Hispanic population and has extremely low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White96.6%394
Black0.7%3
Hispanic1.5%6
Asian Pacific0.2%1
Native American Indian0.5%2
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%0
Two or more races0.5%2

Income

Upper 13% of Pennsylvania high schools

15.2% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program as compared to the Pennsylvania high school median of 31.3%. By this measure, Southern Columbia HS students are largely upper income and rank 75th in Pennsylvania for high school student family income.

Enrollment Size

Grade Students
Freshman94
Sophomore97
Junior121
Senior96
Total408

Academics

Graduation Rate

8 out of 10

Rank: 144th in Pennsylvania

Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students95% or more*
Pennsylvania Median92%
Percentile88%
White95% or more*
Black.%
Hispanicsuppressed*
Asian Pacific.%
Native American.%
Two or more races.%
Economically Disadvantaged80% or more*
Limited English Proficiency.%

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

Standardized Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 37th in Pennsylvania

Students at Southern Columbia High School scored an average 90% of students proficient across math and reading standardized tests. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 69% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 6% of Pennsylvania high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls90% or more*90% or more*
Boys90% or more*80% to 84%*

Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander--
Blacksuppressed*suppressed*
Hispanicsuppressed*suppressed*
Multiracialsuppressed*suppressed*
White90% to 94%*85% to 89%*
With Disabilitesless than 50%*less than 50%*
Limited English--

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Participation

10 out of 10

Rank: 14th in Pennsylvania

266 out of 217 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (123%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the Pennsylvania median rate of 43% and in the top 3% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

7 out of 10

Rank: 111st in Pennsylvania

Southern Columbia HS offers 6 AP courses. 13 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 51% percentile and about equal to the median AP enrollment rate for all Pennsylvania schools of 13%. Southern Columbia HS had 19 taking AP exams with a 17 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 71% percentile and somewhat above the state median of 64 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 89% 64%
Students enrolled in an AP class 13% 13%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 2%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 5%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 6%
AP Courses Offered 6

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate3%18%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate2%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate3%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.9%4
Boys0.9%2
Girls1%2
Pennsylvania Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0.9%4
Boys0.9%2
Girls1%2

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
Pennsylvania Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students3%13
Boys4.9%11
Girls1%2
Pennsylvania Median3.5%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.6%7
Boys2.2%5
Girls0.9%2

Location

Southern Columbia High School
812 Southern Drive
Catawissa, PA
17820
(570)356-3450

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District

Southern Columbia Area School District
Catawissa, PA

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