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Columbus Unified School District 493


Columbus Unified School District 493 is located in southeast Kansas. Columbus Unified School District 493 has 368.80 square miles of land area and 1.58 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Columbus Unified School District 493 population is 7,330. Columbus Unified School District 493 median household income is $41,299 in 2010-2014. Columbus Unified School District 493 median house value is $75,200 in 2010-2014. On average, Columbus Unified School District 493 is much better than the state average in quality.

Type:Regular Local School District
Grade:Prekindergarten to Grade 12
Number of Schools:4
Population7,330 (2010-2014), rank #70
Population Growth-2.25% since 2005-2009, see rank
Population Density:19.79/sq mi, rank #116
Median Household Income:$41,299 at 2010-2014—10.09% increase since 2005-2009, rank #228
Median House Price:$75,200 at 2010-2014—21.10% increase since 2005-2009, rank #187
Time Zone:Central GMT -6:00 with Daylight Saving in the Summer
Land Area:368.80 sq mi, rank #79
Water Area:1.58 sq mi (0.43%), rank #84
County:Cherokee County
City:Columbus, Galena, Crestline, Pittsburg, Scammon, Weir, Cherokee, Roseland, Chetopa, Treece, Baxter Springs
Zip:66725, 66739, 66728, 66762, 66773, 66781, 66724, 67336, 66778, 66713
Area:Pittsburg, KS;Parsons, KS
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Columbus Unified School District 493 Map, Border, and Nearby Locations

802 South High School Ave
Columbus KS, 66725, Cherokee County
Phone: 620-429-3661

Students and Teachers

      2013-2014         2012-2013         2011-2012         2010-2011         2009-2010         2008-2009         2007-2008    
Total Students:1,0521,0751,0781,0801,1781,2321,225
English Language Learner Students:1211000
Total Teachers:97.1093.7092.1078.3084.6091.1092.90
Total Other Staff:64.6059.2061.7060.6068.3035.1034.10
Instructional Aides:5.304.804.806.
Instructional Coordinators & Supervisors:
Total Guidance Counselors:
Elementary Guidance Counselors:NANANA0.000.401.001.00
Secondary Guidance Counselors:NANANA3.003.002.502.50
Other Guidance Counselors:
Librarians/Media Specialists:
Library/Media Support:0.700.600.600.000.700.600.60
District Administrators:
District Administrative Support:
School Administrators:6.005.506.005.005.506.006.00
School Administrative Support:
Student Support Services:8.606.608.607.603.603.603.60
Other Support Services:28.9027.6027.6025.9029.300.00NA
Student-Teacher Ratio:10.8311.4711.7013.7913.9213.5213.19


Central ElementaryGrade 4 to Grade 8   810 South High School Ave, Columbus KS 66725
Columbus HighGrade 8 to Grade 12   124 South High School Ave, Columbus KS 66725
Highland ElementaryGrade 2 to Grade 3   319 North High School St, Columbus KS 66725
Park Elementary Prekindergarten to Grade 1   724 East Garfield St, Columbus KS 66725

School District Fiscal Information

Total Revenue:$12,005,000$11,136 $12,380,000$11,463 $13,352,000$11,334 
Total Expenditures:$11,826,000$10,970 $11,898,000$11,017 $12,644,000$10,733 
Total Current Expenditures:$11,054,000$10,254 $10,853,000$10,049 $11,840,000$10,051 
Instructional Expenditures:$6,728,000$6,24160.9%$6,618,000$6,12861.0%$7,023,000$5,96259.3%
Student and Staff Support:$719,000$6676.5%$725,000$6716.7%$891,000$7567.5%
Operations, Food, Other:$2,232,000$2,07120.2%$2,171,000$2,01020.0%$2,411,000$2,04720.4%
Total Capital Outlay:$737,000$684 $973,000$901 $741,000$629 
Construction:$267,000$248 $290,000$269 $271,000$230 
Total Other:$0$0 $14,000$13 $0$0 
Interest on Debt:$0$0 $0$0 $0$0 
Total Salary:$6,285,000$5,830 $6,341,000$5,871 $7,070,000$6,002 
Instruction/Teacher Salary:$4,054,000$3,76164.5%$4,049,000$3,74963.9%$4,496,000$3,81763.6%
Other Salary:$2,231,000$2,07035.5%$2,292,000$2,12236.1%$2,574,000$2,18536.4%
Total Benefit:$2,079,000$1,929 $1,679,000$1,555 $1,916,000$1,626 
Instruction/Teacher Benefit:$1,235,000$1,14659.4%$1,064,000$98563.4%$1,174,000$99761.3%
Other Benefit:$844,000$78340.6%$615,000$56936.6%$742,000$63038.7%

Teacher's Experience and Compensation

Teachers with Bachelor Degree:38.4%
Teachers with Master or PhD Degree:61.6%
Mean Number of Years of Teaching:15.0 years
Teachers with 5 Years of Experience of Less:12.3%
Teachers with 6-10 Years of Experience:26.0%
Teachers with 11-20 Years of Experience:31.5%
Teachers with 21-30 Years of Experience:20.5%
Teachers with 31 Years of Experience or More:9.6%
Mean Base Salary:$42,762.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 5 Years of Experience of Less:$33,418.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 6-10 Years of Experience:$38,292.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 11-20 Years of Experience:$43,679.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 21-30 Years of Experience:$47,984.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 31 Years of Experience or More:$52,710.0

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