Columbia High School (West Columbia, Texas)
|Columbia High School|
Home Of The Fighting Roughnecks
521 South 16th Street
|School district||Columbia-Brazoria Independent School District|
|Enrollment||869 (2015-16) |
|Color(s)||Maroon & White|
|Athletics conference||UIL Class AAAA|
Columbia High School (West Columbia, Texas) is a public high school located in West Columbia, Texas (United States). It is classified as a 4A school by the UIL. It is the only senior high school in Columbia-Brazoria Independent School District which is located in southwest Brazoria County. In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.
Elmo is the mascot for the Columbia Roughnecks.
The Columbia Roughnecks compete in the following sports:
West Columbia Brown (PVIL)
- Boys Basketball -
- 1948(PVIL-1A), 1950(PVIL-1A), 1952(PVIL-1A)
- Charlie Davis, former NFL player
- Dennis Gaubatz, former NFL player
- Jim Ray Smith, former NFL player
- Seth Romero - first round pick in the 2017 MLB Draft by the Washington Nationals
- Hayden Davidson - UIL Texas State Percussion Champion 2018. He’s the best
- One Act Play
In a scene reminiscent of the old TV show 21 Jump Street, police arrested 16 students on April 16th, 2010 accused of delivering drugs on Brazoria County's Columbia High School campus after an undercover officer posing as a student named “Victor” allegedly bought the goods from them. The raid, which took place around 9:30 a.m. during fourth-period classes, took everyone by surprise but was conducted efficiently and quietly with the students being called out of their classrooms and to the office, where they were arrested, school officials said. The students were charged with felony offenses alleging they delivered drugs in a drug-free zone. Another student who has moved out of Brazoria County will be arrested later, said Sheriff Charles Wagner. The drugs, bought by a Columbia-Brazoria Independent School District undercover officer during his three-month stint on campus, included marijuana, cocaine, hydrocodone, Xanax and other prescription drugs, Wagner said. School district police “had developed information they had a problem over there and decided to do something about it,” Wagner said. Those arrested ranged from freshmen to seniors, spanning ages from 16 to 19, and included two girls. Five are legally considered adults.
- "COLUMBIA H S". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved October 29, 2018.
- 4A UIL Alignments
- "2015 Accountability Rating System" (PDF). Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-10.
- The Athletics Department
- UIL Softball Archives
- UIL Girls Track Archives Archived February 27, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.
- UIL Boys Basketball Archives (PVIL)
- UIL One Act Play Archives