COMO YOU KNOW: Alpha Hart Lewis School

Sunday, February 12, 2012 | 2:00 a.m. CST; updated 8:45 p.m. CDT, Friday, May 9, 2014

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Alpha Hart Lewis Elementary School, the newest elementary school in Columbia Public Schools, opened in January 2010, replacing the outdated Field Elementary.


Year opened: 2010

Principal: Dan Boatman

Address: 5801 Arbor Pointe Parkway

Phone Number: (573) 214-3200

Colors: Blue and green

Mascot: Huskies

Students enrolled: 700 for the 2011-12 school year.

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The school is the first new institution in the district in nine years. It is named for the first and only female superintendent of the former Boone County rural school system and a teacher. 

The building is twice as large as the old school, with each grade level, preschool through fifth grade, having a wing to itself. The school has staff to accommodate for students with special needs.

The building, which cost about $16 million, boasts a large gymnasium and a media center, complete with computers and Smart Boards. 

The school employs Positive Behavior Support techniques to help students behave in school. Older students may apply for the Library Helpers program.

Links and sources

Alpha Hart Lewis Elementary website

Columbia Public Schools website

School report card data from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website

Alpha Hart Lewis holds first day of school

Committee votes on name of new elementary school

Updated: Feb. 12, 2012

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