CoMo You Know: Education
Gentry Middle School is one of six middle schools in Columbia.
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.
Jefferson Middle School is one of six middle schools in Columbia.
West Middle School is one of six middle schools in Columbia. The middle school opened in 1961.
Lange Middle School is one of six middle schools in Columbia.
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.
Oakland Middle School is one of Columbia's six middle schools.
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.
Common Core State Standards are a set of nationwide educational standards created in 2010 to better address issues of education curriculum in schools.
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.
Located at 10 E. Broadway, Grant is the oldest existing school building still in use in the city and serves 323 students.
Father Augustine Tolton was born in Missouri and was the first black Catholic priest in the United States.
Dr. Chris Belcher has worked in the education field for 28 years in various teaching and administrative positions.
Benton Elementary School, named after the artist Thomas Hart Benton, is one of Columbia’s 21 public elementary schools.
The Islamic School of Columbia opened in 1998 and operates under a two-class system with its students, dividing them by grades.
Columbia Independent School moved to a new, combined campus in 2009 after operating since 1998 in multiple buildings.
Christian Chapel Academy opened in 1985 and offers a Christian education to its students. The school offers classes from preschool to eighth grade.
Heritage Academy is a Christian school in Columbia that opened in 2002.
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.
Founded in 1981, Christian Fellowship School serves students in pre-kindergarten through high school. The school currently boasts enrollment of about 290.