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The Columbia Public School District is centered in Columbia, Missouri and serves much of Boone County, Missouri. The district is Accredited with Distinction by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. It served 17,307 students in 2008[1] making it the tenth-largest district in the state. The district includes nineteen elementary schools, three middle schools, three junior high schools, as well as the Columbia Area Career Center.





  • Benton Elementary School
  • 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
  • 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

  • Gentry Middle School
  • Lange Middle School
  • Smithton Middle School

Junior high schools

  • Jefferson Junior High School
  • Oakland Junior High School
  • West Junior High School

High schools

Specialized schools

Recognition and awards

  • 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.

Recent news

Columbia Public Schools, which frequently experiences overcrowding problems (particularly at the high schools), plans to build a fourth high school are going to be carried out soon. They recently purchased 40 acres (16 ha) and received 40 more in a donatation, making a total of 80 acres (32 ha) for the new high school, which is hoped to be built soon because the schools are getting desperate for room—some classes have up to 35 kids or more. Also, the board plans to reconfigure the amount of transfers students make to another school in their time with the school district. The plan currently being sought is to change from four transfers (elementary, middle, junior, high) to three (elementary, middle, high).


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