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COMO YOU KNOW: Shepard Elementary School

By Missourian staff
February 12, 2012 | 2:00 a.m. CST

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Opened in 1968, Shepard Boulevard Elementary School was built on what used to be the Shepard Dairy Farm, which eventually lent its name to the street and the school. Its mascot is the Stallions.


Principal: JoNetta Weaver

Assistant principal: Larryelle Phillips

Address: 2616 Shepard Blvd.

Phone: 214-3660

Student enrollment: 549, for the 2011-12 school year.

Start time: 8:50 a.m.

Dismissal time: 3:45 p.m.

Mascot: Stallions

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According to its website, Shepard Boulevard has adopted the model of “The Basic School” by Ernest Boyer, which emphasizes community, collaboration, curriculum and core virtues. The school is also a participant in the Leader in Me program, a national organization aimed at promoting the essential skills and characteristics children must learn in the 21st century.

Shepard Parent Teacher Association meetings are held monthly.

Links and sources

Shepard Elementary School website

Columbia Public Schools website

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

Parents, teachers cut ribbon for new playground equipment

Video: Shepard mom leads Walking School Bus

Shepard Elementary School PTSO hosts Stallion Stampede

Students imagine at Shepard music, art camp

Author Stephen Covey visits Shepard Elementary School, 2010 article

Shepard Elementary students show leadership with safety patrol, 2010 article

Updated: Feb. 12, 2012