CoMo You Know: Education
Muriel Battle, who died in 2003, was known as a pioneer in education and equality in Columbia. A new high school will bear her name.
West Junior High School opened in 1961.
Rock Bridge High School has more than doubled its enrollment since opening in 1973.
Hickman High School is the largest high school in Missouri.
Douglass High School is an alternative high school for Columbia students.
Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School opened in fall 2011. It is the first Catholic high school in Columbia.
One famous alum of Oakland Junior High School is NASCAR driver Carl Edwards.
The Columbia Area Career Center has provided several learning opportunities for students and adults since 1979.
The Stephens College Children's School has been providing college students with the opportunity to teach and interact with children while also providing a research-based education for the children enrolled in the school since 1925.
Eliot Battle was an educator in Columbia for nearly 40 years and worked to end segregation.
Jefferson Junior High School is one of three junior high schools in the Columbia Public School District.
Smithton Middle School opened in 1995 and is one of three such schools in the Columbia district.
Ann Hawkins Gentry Middle School opened in 1994.
Ridgeway Elementary School is a magnet school based on the concept of individually guided education. It draws students based on a lottery system.
Alpha Hart Lewis Elementary School opened in January 2010 to replace the outdated Field Elementary.
Russell Boulevard Elementary School opened in 1958.
Parkade Elementary School opened in 1958.
Shepard Elementary School opened in 1968 and was built on what used to be the Shepard Dairy Farm.
West Boulevard Elementary School was constructed to be a "model school" for the Columbia Public School District.