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COMO YOU KNOW: Two Mile Prairie Elementary School

Sunday, February 12, 2012 | 2:00 a.m. CST; updated 8:38 p.m. CDT, Friday, May 9, 2014

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Summary

Two Mile Prairie Elementary School opened in 1963 after a merger of the Judy School, the Murry School and the Jacobs School in rural Boone county. Two Mile Prairie became part of the Columbia Public School District in the 1972-73 school year.

Factbox

Year opened: 1963

Principal: Patti Raynor

Address: 5450 N. Route Z,

Phone number: 573-214-3560

Colors: Red and white

Mascot: Prairie dogs

Students enrolled: 366 in the 2011-12 school year.

Full text

Two Mile Prairie Elementary is a product of a four-way merger of Judy, Murry and Jacobs schools in 1963.

According to the Columbia Daily Tribune, the school building for Two Mile Prairie Elementary is designed to hold 200 students but has six trailers to accommodate the the increasing number of students who attend. The Columbia Tribune reported that Columbia Public Schools Superintendent Chris Belcher would like to get rid of trailers and find other solutions for crowded schools. Belcher said he wants to “develop a five-year plan to eliminate crowding at the elementary level.”

Potential solutions are to expand current elementary school buildings and to create a new elementary school. A new elementary school is currently in the works.

Links and sources

Two Mile Prairie Elementary website

Columbia Public Schools website

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

Belcher wants schools to get rid of trailers, Columbia Daily Tribune article

Elementary site options narrowed, Columbia Daily Tribune article

Two Mile Prairie to host fall festival

After MAP, Midway, Two Mile Prairie open to students for transfers, 2010 article

Northeast Columbia residents react to proposed elementary school site

PHOTO SLIDESHOW: Judy School reunion

Updated: Feb. 12, 2012


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