Average Teacher Salary in Columbia Public Schools

The average teacher salary in Columbia Public Schools is $44,080.

Grade Level Average 10th percentile 25th percentile Median 75th percentile 90th percentile
Pre-school $23,260 $16,190 $17,430 $19,040 $22,970 $43,420
Kindergarten $48,790 $32,350 $36,460 $47,910 $58,370 $70,810
Elementary $48,410 $32,900 $36,810 $46,990 $56,910 $70,440
Middle school $49,200 $33,120 $37,330 $47,010 $57,690 $72,710
High school $50,740 $32,900 $37,230 $48,840 $59,360 $78,280

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General Facts

  • Staff: 1,476
  • Full time teachers: 726
  • Pupil to teacher ratio: 11 to 1
  • Teacher assistants (instructional aides): 198
  • Instructional Coordinators: 1
  • Elementary Teachers: 261
  • Kindergarten Teachers: 46
  • Pre-K Teachers: 21
  • High School Teachers: 273
  • Pre-K to 12 Students: 9,989

Financial Statistics for Columbia Public Schools

Revenue

  • Revenue from local sources: $21,916,000
  • Revenue from state sources: $60,308,000
  • Revenue from federal sources: $10,951,000
  • Total revenue: $93,175,000

Expenses

  • Expenditures on instruction: $48,094,000
  • Expenditures on teacher salary: $51,215,000
  • Expenditures on teacher benefits: $16,419,000
  • Expenditures per student: $733,000
  • Total expenditures: $90,392,000

Breakdown of Teacher Salary Expenses

  • Teacher salary expenses on regular education: $23,718,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on special education: $4,116,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on vocational education: $1,539,000

Information on Schools within Columbia Public Schools

Elementary Schools within the Columbia Public Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Columbia City Elementary School
7438 SW State Rd 47
Lake City, FL 32024
386-758-4850
  • Total: 717
  • Pre-k: 7
  • Kindergarten: 109
  • 1st grade: 118
  • 2nd grade: 112
  • 3rd grade: 141
  • 4th grade: 104
  • 5th grade: 126
14 to 1 50 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Five Points Elementary School
303 NW Johnson St
Lake City, FL 32055
386-755-8230
  • Total: 566
  • Pre-k: 14
  • Kindergarten: 110
  • 1st grade: 90
  • 2nd grade: 92
  • 3rd grade: 93
  • 4th grade: 74
  • 5th grade: 93
12 to 1 47 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Fort White Elementary School
18119 SW State Rd 47
Fort White, FL 32038
386-497-2301
  • Total: 738
  • Pre-k: 43
  • Kindergarten: 118
  • 1st grade: 127
  • 2nd grade: 111
  • 3rd grade: 136
  • 4th grade: 109
  • 5th grade: 94
14 to 1 52 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Melrose Park Elementary School
820 SE Putnam St
Lake City, FL 32025
386-755-8260
  • Total: 516
  • Pre-k: 30
  • Kindergarten: 101
  • 1st grade: 94
  • 2nd grade: 90
  • 3rd grade: 59
  • 4th grade: 73
  • 5th grade: 69
13 to 1 40 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Niblack Elementary School
837 NE Brdway Ave
Lake City, FL 32055
386-755-8200
  • Total: 338
  • Pre-k: 35
  • Kindergarten: 62
  • 1st grade: 54
  • 2nd grade: 51
  • 3rd grade: 57
  • 4th grade: 40
  • 5th grade: 39
9 to 1 36 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Summers Elementary School
1388 SW Mcfarln Ave
Lake City, FL 32025
386-755-8250
  • Total: 862
  • Pre-k: 11
  • Kindergarten: 140
  • 1st grade: 167
  • 2nd grade: 142
  • 3rd grade: 148
  • 4th grade: 134
  • 5th grade: 120
13 to 1 66 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Westside Elementary School
1956 SW County Rd 252b
Lake City, FL 32024
386-755-8280
  • Total: 736
  • Pre-k: 3
  • Kindergarten: 113
  • 1st grade: 118
  • 2nd grade: 130
  • 3rd grade: 114
  • 4th grade: 137
  • 5th grade: 105
  • 6th grade: 125
13 to 1 57 Prekindergarten 5th Grade

Middle Schools within the Columbia Public Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Challenge Learning Center
1301 NW Labonte Ln
Lake City, FL 32055
386-755-8296
  • Total: 75
  • 6th grade: 10
  • 7th grade: 12
  • 8th grade: 15
  • 9th grade: 22
  • 10th grade: 9
  • 11th grade: 5
  • 12th grade: 2
5 to 1 14 6th Grade 12th Grade
Fort White High School
17828 SW State Rd 47
Fort White, FL 32038
386-497-5952
  • Total: 1,273
  • 6th grade: 184
  • 7th grade: 177
  • 8th grade: 164
  • 9th grade: 258
  • 10th grade: 169
  • 11th grade: 183
  • 12th grade: 138
14 to 1 88 6th Grade 12th Grade
Lake City Middle School
843 SW Arlington Blvd
Lake City, FL 32025
386-758-4800
  • Total: 1,060
  • 6th grade: 370
  • 7th grade: 337
  • 8th grade: 347
  • 9th grade: 6
18 to 1 61 6th Grade 9th Grade
Richardson Middle School
646 SE Pennsylvania St
Lake City, FL 32025
386-755-8130
  • Total: 631
  • 6th grade: 192
  • 7th grade: 240
  • 8th grade: 180
  • 9th grade: 1
  • 11th grade: 1
  • 12th grade: 17
13 to 1 50 6th Grade 12th Grade

High Schools within the Columbia Public Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Challenge Learning Center
1301 NW Labonte Ln
Lake City, FL 32055
386-755-8296
  • Total: 75
  • 6th grade: 10
  • 7th grade: 12
  • 8th grade: 15
  • 9th grade: 22
  • 10th grade: 9
  • 11th grade: 5
  • 12th grade: 2
5 to 1 14 6th Grade 12th Grade
Columbia High School
469 SE Fighting Tiger Dr
Lake City, FL 32025
386-755-8080
  • Total: 1,863
  • Pre-k: 7
  • 9th grade: 554
  • 10th grade: 438
  • 11th grade: 492
  • 12th grade: 372
17 to 1 111 9th Grade 12th Grade
Fort White High School
17828 SW State Rd 47
Fort White, FL 32038
386-497-5952
  • Total: 1,273
  • 6th grade: 184
  • 7th grade: 177
  • 8th grade: 164
  • 9th grade: 258
  • 10th grade: 169
  • 11th grade: 183
  • 12th grade: 138
14 to 1 88 6th Grade 12th Grade
Richardson Middle School
646 SE Pennsylvania St
Lake City, FL 32025
386-755-8130
  • Total: 631
  • 6th grade: 192
  • 7th grade: 240
  • 8th grade: 180
  • 9th grade: 1
  • 11th grade: 1
  • 12th grade: 17
13 to 1 50 6th Grade 12th Grade

Other Schools within the Columbia Public Schools (Alternative, Special Education)

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Eastside Elementary School
256 SE Beech St
Lake City, FL 32025
863-648-3002
  • Total: 614
  • Pre-k: 1
  • Kindergarten: 89
  • 1st grade: 100
  • 2nd grade: 93
  • 3rd grade: 100
  • 4th grade: 98
  • 5th grade: 111
14 to 1 45 Prekindergarten 5th Grade

General District Statistics

  • Per capita income: $14,598
  • Median family income: $35,927
  • Median male income: $23,366
  • Median female income: $15,483
  • Median income of a renter: $22,210
  • Median income of a home owner: $34,009
  • Number of Households making:
    10 - 25k25 - 40k40 - 60k60 - 100k100k+
    4,785 3,510 3,380 2,505 800