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CoMo You Know: Education

CoMo You Know: Gentry Middle School

Gentry Middle School is one of six middle schools in Columbia.

COMO YOU KNOW: Kim Presko

Kim Presko is finishing her first year as principal of Battle High School. Presko said it is "special" to work for a school named after Muriel Williams Battle, a woman who hired her for a math teacher position in 1990.

CoMo You Know: Jefferson Middle School

Jefferson Middle School is one of six middle schools in Columbia.

CoMo You Know: West Middle School

West Middle School is one of six middle schools in Columbia. The middle school opened in 1961.

CoMo You Know: Lange Middle School

Lange Middle School is one of six middle schools in Columbia.

CoMo You Know: Smithton Middle School

Smithton Middle School is one of three middle schools in the Columbia Public Schools district. The school offers a variety of education programs and electives.

CoMo You Know: Oakland Middle School

Oakland Middle School is one of Columbia's six middle schools.

COMO YOU KNOW: Mizzou Advantage

Mizzou Advantage founded in 2010, is a program at MU that attempts to address and solve real-world problems and aims to raise the impact of the university. The program provides funding for various projects and encourages collaboration.

COMO YOU KNOW: Common Core State Standards

Common Core State Standards are a set of nationwide educational standards created in 2010 to better address issues of education curriculum in schools.

COMO YOU KNOW: Tiger Pantry

Founded in 2012, Tiger Pantry is a food pantry that provides MU students, faculty and staff in need with food assistance once per month. The organization operates under a "no-questions asked" policy for giving out aid.

COMO YOU KNOW: Grant Elementary School

Located at 10 E. Broadway, Grant is the oldest existing school building still in use in the city and serves 323 students.

COMO YOU KNOW: Father Augustine Tolton

Father Augustine Tolton was born in Missouri and was the first black Catholic priest in the United States.

COMO YOU KNOW: Chris Belcher

Dr. Chris Belcher has worked in the education field for 28 years in various teaching and administrative positions.

COMO YOU KNOW: Benton Elementary School

Benton Elementary School, named after the artist Thomas Hart Benton, is one of Columbia’s 21 public elementary schools.

COMO YOU KNOW: Islamic School of Columbia

The Islamic School of Columbia opened in 1998 and operates under a two-class system with its students, dividing them by grades.

COMO YOU KNOW: Columbia Independent School

Columbia Independent School moved to a new, combined campus in 2009 after operating since 1998 in multiple buildings.

COMO YOU KNOW: Christian Chapel Academy

Christian Chapel Academy opened in 1985 and offers a Christian education to its students. The school offers classes from preschool to eighth grade.

COMO YOU KNOW: Heritage Academy

Heritage Academy is a Christian school in Columbia that opened in 2002.

COMO YOU KNOW: Good Shepherd Lutheran School

Good Shepherd Lutheran School has been open since 2002 and has grown from eight students in its first year to 89 in the 2011-12 school year.

COMO YOU KNOW: Christian Fellowship School

Founded in 1981, Christian Fellowship School serves students in pre-kindergarten through high school. The school currently boasts enrollment of about 290.

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