CoMo You Know: Education

COMO YOU KNOW: Muriel Battle

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.

COMO YOU KNOW: West Junior High School

West Junior High School opened in 1961.

COMO YOU KNOW: Rock Bridge High School

Rock Bridge High School has more than doubled its enrollment since opening in 1973.

COMO YOU KNOW: Hickman High School

Hickman High School is the largest high school in Missouri.

COMO YOU KNOW: Frederick Douglass High School

Douglass High School is an alternative high school for Columbia students.

COMO YOU KNOW: Fr. Tolton Catholic High School

Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School opened in fall 2011. It is the first Catholic high school in Columbia.

COMO YOU KNOW: Oakland Junior High School

One famous alum of Oakland Junior High School is NASCAR driver Carl Edwards.


COMO YOU KNOW: Columbia Area Career Center

The Columbia Area Career Center has provided several learning opportunities for students and adults since 1979.

COMO YOU KNOW: Stephens College Children's School

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.

COMO YOU KNOW: Columbia Gifted Program

COMO YOU KNOW: Eliot Battle

Eliot Battle was an educator in Columbia for nearly 40 years and worked to end segregation.

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: Smithton Middle School

Smithton Middle School opened in 1995 and is one of three such schools in the Columbia district.

COMO YOU KNOW: Ann Hawkins Gentry Middle School

Ann Hawkins Gentry Middle School opened in 1994.


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: Alpha Hart Lewis School

Alpha Hart Lewis Elementary School opened in January 2010 to replace the outdated Field Elementary.

COMO YOU KNOW: Russell Boulevard Elementary School

Russell Boulevard Elementary School opened in 1958.

COMO YOU KNOW: Parkade Elementary School

Parkade Elementary School opened in 1958. 

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: West Boulevard Elementary School

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