Columbia High School (West Columbia, Texas)

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Columbia High School
West Columbia TX High School.jpg
Home Of The Fighting Roughnecks
Columbia High School is located in Texas
Columbia High School
Columbia High School
Columbia High School is located in the US
Columbia High School
Columbia High School
521 South 16th Street


Coordinates29°08′16″N 95°39′06″W / 29.137733°N 95.651609°W / 29.137733; -95.651609Coordinates: 29°08′16″N 95°39′06″W / 29.137733°N 95.651609°W / 29.137733; -95.651609
School districtColumbia-Brazoria Independent School District
Enrollment869 (2015-16) [2]
Color(s)          Maroon & White
Athletics conferenceUIL Class AAAA[3]
NicknameRoughnecks/Lady Necks

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.[4]


Elmo is the mascot for the Columbia Roughnecks.


The Columbia Roughnecks compete in the following sports:[5]

State Titles[edit]

Columbia (UIL)

  • Softball -[6]
    • 2006(3A)
  • Girls Track -[7]
    • 1972(1A)

West Columbia Brown (PVIL)

  • Boys Basketball -[8]
    • 1948(PVIL-1A), 1950(PVIL-1A), 1952(PVIL-1A)

Notable alumni[edit]


  • One Act Play[9]
    • 1948(1A)


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.[10]


  1. ^ Administration
  2. ^ "COLUMBIA H S". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved October 29, 2018.
  3. ^ 4A UIL Alignments
  4. ^ "2015 Accountability Rating System" (PDF). Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-10.
  5. ^ The Athletics Department
  6. ^ UIL Softball Archives
  7. ^ UIL Girls Track Archives Archived February 27, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ UIL Boys Basketball Archives (PVIL)
  9. ^ UIL One Act Play Archives
  10. ^

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