Southwest Regional Teacher of the Year: Kathryn Jeck

This year, Columbia Middle School's special education teacher, Kathryn Jeck, was presented with the Southwest Regional Teacher of the Year award in Springfield, Il.  Since 1970, the Illinois State Board of Education has sponsored the Illinois Teacher of the Year program, recognizing the best of the teaching profession in Illinois.  Jeck was one of ten amazing teachers recognized by the state this year.  

Congratulations Katie! 

 Welcome To Columbia Schools!

Welcome to Columbia Unit School District #4 where education is second to none!  CUSD#4 is located just minutes away from St. Louis and serves approximately 2100 students ranging from preschool through twelfth grade.  The district operates four school facilities:  Eagleview Elementary (Preschool through Grade 1), Parkview School (Grades 2-4), Columbia Middle School (Grades 5-8), and Columbia High School (Grades 9-12.)  The community of Columbia strives on high expectations and a rich tradition of excellence and “hometown” pride.                

The school year is filled with high expectations for not only academic excellence, but also for maintaining high standards of character.  As your superintendent, I can assure you that I will lead the district toward reaching optimal levels of performance.  With parents, students, and teachers working together as a team, student success will soar.

It is our hope that this website provides a snapshot of the great things happening in our school district – from providing general information to celebrating our student and school accomplishments.   The community of Columbia truly “bleeds blue” and has always fully supported the school district in its pursuit for excellence and continual improvement.    

 Best wishes to a great school year!

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The District Office and Boardroom are located at

 Parkview Elementary School

 5 Veterans Parkway

 Columbia, IL 62236

Hours:  Monday - Friday     8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Please use the entrance facing Veterans Parkway.