COMO YOU KNOW: West Boulevard Elementary School

Sunday, February 12, 2012 | 2:00 a.m. CST; updated 8:43 p.m. CDT, Friday, May 9, 2014

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West Boulevard Elementary School opened in 1950 and took its name from the street it is on. The school is kindergarten through fifth grade, and its mascot is the Bobcats.


Principal: Susan Emory

Address: 319 West Boulevard North

Phone: 214-3670

Start time: 8:50 a.m.

Dismissal time: 3:45 p.m.

Year opened: 1950

Colors: Blue and white

Mascot: Bobcat

Students enrolled: 386 for the 2011-12 school year.

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West Boulevard Elementary School was designed by former Superintendent Phyllis Chase, and was constructed to be the “model school” for the district, according to an article in The Columbia Daily Tribune. Through the Stand By Me program, each third- through fifth-grader is assigned an adult mentor. The school has had success in closing the achievement gap between white and minority students.

There are clubs for robotics, chess, fitness, art, swimming and choir.

Links and sources

West Boulevard Elementary School website

Columbia Public Schools Profile: Columbia Public Schools website

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

Missouri storyteller inspires elementary students

West Boulevard principal to oversee Columbia elementary education, 2010 article

West Boulevard Elementary honored by MU for diversity initiative, 2010 article

Volunteers build hoop house at West Boulevard, 2010 article

Four elementary schools move classrooms outdoors, 2010 article

Updated: Feb. 12, 2012

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