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This database was last updated in October 2018, and its latest data is from the 2015-16 school year. Researchers can find more recent data at the U.S. Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Collection site.

Miseducation » Ohio

Columbus City School District

270 E State St, Columbus, OH 43215

50K Students | 2,865 Teachers | 110 Schools

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District Composition
The Racial Divide

ProPublica has found that in school districts across the country, Black and Hispanic students are, on average, less likely to be selected for gifted programs and take AP courses than their white peers. They are also more likely, on average, to be suspended and expelled. Another measure of disparities is how segregated schools are in a district. Explore if disparities exist at this school across all racial groups. The first scores shown below are for racial groups with the highest disparities.



White students are 1.7 times as likely to be enrolled in at least one AP class as Hispanic students.

White students are 1.2 times as likely to be enrolled in at least one AP class as Black students.

A comparison between Asian, Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian students and White students enrolled at least one AP class is not available.

White students are 1.6 times as likely to be enrolled in at least one AP class as students of Two or More Races.

A comparison between Native American or Alaska Native students and White students enrolled at least one AP class is not available.



Black students are 2.1 times as likely to be suspended as White students.

A comparison between Hispanic students and White student suspensions is not available.

White students are 1.7 times as likely to be suspended as Asian, Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian students.

students of Two or More Races are 1.8 times as likely to be suspended as White students.

Native American or Alaska Native students are 1.5 times as likely to be suspended as White students.

Segregation Index


Segregation between Black students students and White students is High, indicating that the distribution of these two racial groups among schools in this district is very uneven

Segregation between White students and Hispanic students is High, indicating that the distribution of these two racial groups among schools in this district isvery uneven

Achievement Gap

1.3 grades

Black students are, on average, academically 1.3 grades behind White students.

Hispanic students are, on average, academically 0.9 grades behind White students.

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School districts offer a variety of curricula and enrichment programs. Explore what advanced courses and specialized staff members are available for students in this district.

AP Course Composition

Gifted & Talented Composition

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76% Nonwhite Students

81% Students Who Get Free/Reduced-Price Lunch

74% High School Graduation Rate

8% High School Students Taking at Least One AP Course

1,080 students

3% Students in a Gifted & Talented Program

1,578 students

24% Students Taking the SAT or ACT

3,388 students

7% Students Enrolled in Physics

1,033 students

18% Students Enrolled in Advanced Math

2,507 students

25% Students Enrolled in in Geometry

3,409 students

36% Students Enrolled in Biology

4,962 students

17% Students Enrolled in Chemistry

2,325 students

< 1% Students Enrolled in Calculus

2 students

< 1% Students Enrolled in 8th-Grade Algebra

123 students

Teachers & Resources

17.5 Students for Every Teacher

25% Inexperienced Teachers

54% Chronically Absent Teachers

(Missed more than 10 days in a 180-day school year)

5.3 Average Number of AP Courses per School

3.2 Social Workers, Psychologists & Counselors per 1000 students

19 Schools With Credit Recovery Programs

19 Schools With Dual Enrollment Programs

79 Schools With Gifted & Talented Programs

1 School With International Baccalaureates

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School districts differ in how they discipline students. Explore how often this district punishes its students with suspensions, expulsions and corporal punishment.

Out-of-School Suspension Composition

Expulsion Composition

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11.3K Total Out-of-School Suspended Students

23% of all students in this district

4,703 Total In-School Suspended Students

9% of all students in this district

361 Total Expelled Students

< 1% of all students in this district

Outcomes & Resources

687 Average Days Missed to Out-of-School Suspension, per School

3.3Average Number of Days of an Out-of-School Suspension

70 Total Arrests

246 Total Referrals to Law Enforcement

2 Average Referrals to Law Enforcement, per School

0 Average Transfers to Alternative Schools, per School

1.2 Security Guard or Law Enforcement Officer per 1000 students

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Civil Rights Coordinators

Districts are required to designate specific employees to ensure schools are in compliance with federal civil rights laws. Here are the designated civil rights coordinators for this district.

Civil Rights: All Forms of Discrimination
  • Victoria Frye
  • (614) 365-8159
  • Email
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Explore the disparities in discipline and academic opportunities across all schools in this district.

Sources & Notes

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, Stanford University's Center for Education Policy Analysis, EDFacts, U.S. Department of Education’s Common Core of Data. Maps courtesy of Mapbox Community. Read our methodology

Notes: The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights occasionally updates the underlying dataset. ProPublica may update the interactive’s data in response.

Disparity scores are not available if there are too few students in a specific racial group to make a statistically significant calculation. They are also not available if data about a particular racial group was not reported. Some schools or districts reported an overcount of students in a disparity category (such as suspensions or AP courses) when compared with the total enrollment of that particular student group. In such cases, we also omit the disparity score.

Due to rounding, demographic breakdowns in composition charts may add up to more than 100 percent.

The racial categories we show data for are: Black, Hispanic, White, Asian/Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, Two or More Races, and Native American or Alaska Native. In some cases, we abbreviate the last three of these racial groups to Asian, Two+ Races, and Native Am.

Due to a technical issue with the Office for Civil Rights’ collection of data on sworn law enforcement officers in schools, the data for security staff may be an undercount.

As with any self-reported data, there may be errors in the federal Civil Rights Data Collection. Though districts are required to ensure the accuracy of their data, some may still report incorrect figures. Additionally, for some variables, the CRDC rounds the number of students for privacy reasons. In these cases, groups of students may represent a slight undercount or overcount.

Find errors? Have tips? Email [email protected].

Data specific to high school testing or high school level courses (including geometry, biology, calculus, AP enrollment, SAT testing rates, etc.) is calculated out of total high school enrollment, while data for other classes (such as eighth-grade algebra) is calculated out of total student enrollment. Read more about our data in our methodology

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