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COMO YOU KNOW: Jefferson Junior High School

Jefferson Junior High School is one of three junior high schools in the Columbia Public School District.

COMO YOU KNOW: Pinnacles Youth Park

The Pinnacles Youth Park features several hiking trails, fire pits and small picnic shelters near massive cliffs, or "pinnacles," carved into the limestone in the park.

COMO YOU KNOW: Timothy M. Wolfe

Timothy Wolfe will become the 23rd president of the University of Missouri System when he takes office Feb. 15, 2012.

COMO YOU KNOW: Paxton Keeley Elementary School

Paxton Keeley Elementary School is named for the first woman to graduate from the MU School of Journalism.

COMO YOU KNOW: Two Mile Prairie Elementary School

Two Mile Prairie Elementary School is a merger of three rural Boone County schools in the 1960s.

COMO YOU KNOW: Rock Bridge Elementary School

Rock Bridge Elementary School was not part of the Columbia school district when it first opened in 1957.

COMO YOU KNOW: Mill Creek Elementary School

Mill Creek Elementary School opened in 1988.

COMO YOU KNOW: New Haven Elementary School

New Haven Elementary School opened in 1954.

COMO YOU KNOW: John B. Lange Middle School

John B. Lange Middle School opened in 1997 for students in grades six and seven.

COMO YOU KNOW: Midway Heights Elementary School

Midway Heights Elementary School opened in 1956.

COMO YOU KNOW: West Boulevard Elementary School

West Boulevard Elementary School was constructed to be a "model school" for the Columbia Public School District. 

COMO YOU KNOW: Shepard Elementary School

Shepard Elementary School opened in 1968 and was built on what used to be the Shepard Dairy Farm.

COMO YOU KNOW: Parkade Elementary School

Parkade Elementary School opened in 1958. 

COMO YOU KNOW: Russell Boulevard Elementary School

Russell Boulevard Elementary School opened in 1958.

COMO YOU KNOW: Alpha Hart Lewis School

Alpha Hart Lewis Elementary School opened in January 2010 to replace the outdated Field Elementary.

COMO YOU KNOW: Ridgeway Elementary School

Ridgeway Elementary School is a magnet school based on the concept of individually guided education. It draws students based on a lottery system.

COMO YOU KNOW: Ann Hawkins Gentry Middle School

Ann Hawkins Gentry Middle School opened in 1994.


COMO YOU KNOW: Frederick vom Saal

Frederick vom Saal is known for his work studying the effects of natural and synthetic hormones on the body, specifically Bisphenol A or BPA.

COMO YOU KNOW: Blue Ridge Elementary School

Blue Ridge Elementary School is one of the public schools in Columbia.

COMO YOU KNOW: Grant Elementary School

Grant Elementary School is the oldest existing school building still in use in the city and is designated as a local historic site.