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The Columbia School District is rich in its traditions of excellence in academics, athletics, the arts, and extracurricular activities. We believe in educating the whole child through experiential and hands-on learning. Our exceptional teachers are devoted to providing a challenging yet nurturing environment for our students from kindergarten through the 12th grade. The district has high expectations for student achievement and for employee professionalism. There is a tremendous sense of Wildcat pride among students, parents, alumni, and the community. 


We always strive for excellence in education.  With 8 NBCT teachers and 67% of teachers with advanced degrees, the sky is the limit for our students.

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At Columbia School District, we always strive for excellence in education.  WIth __ National Board Certified teachers and __ teachers with advanced degrees, the sky is the limit for our students.

Arts & Activities

The arts have always played a significant role in student life.

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Whose House? OUR House #Cats4Life

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Hands-On Learning

Students engage and grow through our innovative, experiential learning.

Honors & Awards

Believe - Achieve - Succeed!


"X-ing" out learning gaps with eXplicit instruction and eXperiences.

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Staff Testimonial 5

I love my wildcat school because I have the best teachers who care about me.  I love that my friends and I get to experience fun events like football games, mini cheer camp, the musical, reward parties, and field trips.

Marion Jordan, Columbia Elementary School 5th grader

Staff Testimonial 4

The Columbia School District provides students with an excellent education in a welcoming environment that allows students to build lifelong relationships with both peers and educators.  Every day is a great day to be a Wildcat!

Devyn Peters, Columbia High School Student Body President 22-23

Staff Testimonial 3

I walked these halls from kindergarten to 12th grade as a student, and now my own children are doing the same.  I've taught here, I've coached here, and now as an administrator, I can attest that the Columbia School District is a remarkable place!

Dr. Jay Rayborn, Columbia Primary School Principal

Staff Testimonial 2

In addition to the solid lineup of academic and extra-curricular opportunities for students, the Columbia School District has some of the most engaging, supportive, and caring teachers one could hope for. I am grateful to have had such wonderful teachers and friends who have nurtured me in so many ways along my educational path. Go Wildcats!

Christopher Hahn, 2022 CHS Valedictorian

Staff Testimonial 1

Columbia School District has been a nurturing environment for my children with an excellent academic environment and great culture and community!  It is also a great place to work.  My family and I are so thankful for the Columbia School District!

Mr. Chris Watts, Jefferson Middle School Teacher

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News & Events

Columbia School District will welcome students for the 2024-2025 school year on Thursday, July 25.  We are looking forward to an exciting school year!

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