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Columbus Elem School (leave a review)
Contact Information

+1 (406) 322-5372

218 E 1St Ave N

Columbus, Montana


About Columbus Elem School
Prekindergarten - 5th Grade

Columbus Elem School is one of 2 schools in the Columbus Elem district of Montana.

Classified as a regular school, it teaches pupils from Prekindergarten to 5th Grade and has an enrolment of 310 students - compared to other schools in Montana, this is a relatively large school.

In recent years, the number of teachers has remained static while the pupil population has remained static in a similar timeframe.

An average teaching salary at Columbus Elem School is $53,394, which is higher than the Montana state average of $47,938.

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Students by Year Group
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Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

Targeted assistance program

Title I provides extra money to schools that have a large number of students from low income families. Roughly 50,000 schools receive money through Title I.

Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

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Nearby Schools Compared
SchoolNumber of pupilsFunding per pupilPupils per teacherAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
Columbus Elem School 310$14,39916$53,3940.20
Columbus Middle School (0.24 miles) 175$25,50618$51,2510.23
Columbus High School (0.26 miles) 208$12,59014$43,9440.28
Absarokee School (12.63 miles) 114$3,64913$63,7500.15
Absarokee High School (12.63 miles) 87$24,35411$77,8790.23
Absarokee 7-8 (12.63 miles) 41$32,78012$65,0000.09

Columbus Elem School

Number of pupils310
Funding per pupil$14,399
Pupils per teacher16
Average teacher salary$53,394
Diversity index0.20

Columbus Middle School (0.24 miles)

Number of pupils175
Funding per pupil$25,506
Pupils per teacher18
Average teacher salary$51,251
Diversity index0.23

Columbus High School (0.26 miles)

Number of pupils208
Funding per pupil$12,590
Pupils per teacher14
Average teacher salary$43,944
Diversity index0.28

Absarokee School (12.63 miles)

Number of pupils114
Funding per pupil$3,649
Pupils per teacher13
Average teacher salary$63,750
Diversity index0.15

Absarokee High School (12.63 miles)

Number of pupils87
Funding per pupil$24,354
Pupils per teacher11
Average teacher salary$77,879
Diversity index0.23

Absarokee 7-8 (12.63 miles)

Number of pupils41
Funding per pupil$32,780
Pupils per teacher12
Average teacher salary$65,000
Diversity index0.09
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Rankings within Montana
There are 830 schools in Montana. Rankings don't always go up to 830 because some schools have missing data.
164thlargest school
174thhighest number of FTE teachers
673rdlowest pupil-teacher ratio
232ndhighest average teaching salary
514thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
418thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
355thhighest diversity index
204thhighest funding per pupil
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

Minimum instructional hours unknown.

Kindergarten: Unknown

1st Grade - 11th Grade: Unknown

12th Grade: Unknown

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