Columbia Public Schools

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The Columbia Public School District is centered in Columbia, Missouri and serves much of Boone County. The district is Accredited with Distinction by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. It serves 18,070 students as of 2011 [1] making it the tenth-largest district in the state. The district supports four high schools, six middle schools, and nineteen elementary schools. In addition, the district contains a career center, center for gifted education, and center for special education.

Schools[edit]

Elementary (K–5)[edit]

  • Alpha Hart Lewis
  • Blue Ridge Elementary School
  • Cedar Ridge Elementary School
  • Derby Ridge Elementary School
  • Fairview Elementary School
  • Field Elementary School
  • Grant Elementary School
  • Robert E. Lee Elementary School
  • Midway Heights Elementary School
  • Mill Creek Elementary School
  • New Haven Elementary School
  • Mary Paxton Keeley Elementary School
  • Parkade Elementary School
  • Ridgeway Elementary School
  • Rock Bridge Elementary School
  • Russell Boulevard Elementary School
  • Shepard Boulevard Elementary School
  • Two Mile Prairie Elementary School
  • West Boulevard Elementary School

Middle schools (6–8)[edit]

  • Ann Hawkins Gentry Middle School
  • Jefferson Middle School (formerly Jefferson Junior High School)
  • John B. Lange Middle School
  • Oakland Middle School (formerly Oakland Junior High School)
  • Smithton Middle School
  • West Middle School (formerly West Junior High School)

High schools (9–12)[edit]

Recognition and awards[edit]

  • Approximately one-third of Missouri's National Board Certified Teachers are employed in the Columbia School District
  • The District is one of the 100 Best Communities in America for Music Education as chosen by the American Music Conference and Music Teachers National Association.
  • The Districts use of technology has brought recognition from the National School Boards Association. Only four districts in the nation were chosen.
  • The average Columbia teacher holds a master's degree, and has fifteen years for professional experience.
  • 90% of graduates carry on their education beyond high school.

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Coordinates: 38°57′37″N 92°21′58″W / 38.96035°N 92.36620°W / 38.96035; -92.36620