• GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE DISTRICT
     
    TYPE: Pre-K – 12
     
    SIZE: 60 square miles, 1970 students, three principals, three assistant principals, 122 teachers, 126 support personnel.
     
    SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE:
    Columbia Community Unit School District No. 4
    5 Veterans Parkway
    Columbia, IL 62236
     
    CENTRAL OFFICE PERSONNEL: Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, superintendent secretary, bookkeeper.
     
    CURRICULUM: Columbia CUSD No. 4 offers a comprehensive, vertically aligned curriculum from pre-kindergarten through high school with an emphasis on preparation of students for both college and vocational pursuits. Curriculum guides are being completed in an effort to achieve deep alignment of content, instruction and assessment. Click here to visit the Curriculum and Instruction Department.
     
    FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM: The District provides food service for all students in grades K-12. Students are not allowed to leave campus during lunch.
     
    TRANSPORTATION: The District operates a fleet of 28 buses.
     
    FINANCIAL DATA
     
    Assessed Valuation$300,000,000.00
    Bonds Outstanding$ 25,890,000.00
    Total Budget$ 18,900,000.00
                                                  
    TAX RATE
     
    Education2.45000
    Operation0.057500
    Transportation0.20000
    Working Cash0.05000
    Municipal Retirement0.07219
    Tort Immunity0.07315
    Bond & Interest0.61434
    Social Security0.07764
    Special Education0.04000
    Fire Prevention/Life Safety0.05000
    Lease0.05000
    TOTAL4.25142
     
    FACILITIES:
     
    Eagleview Elementary School (Pre-K, K, 1), 350 students
    Parkview Elementary School (2-4), 450 students
    Columbia Middle School, (5-8), 640 students
    Columbia High School, (9-12), 675 students
     
    INFORMATION ABOUT THE AREA
     
    LOCATION – The District is located 15 miles south of St. Louis, along the Mississippi River in Monroe and St. Clair Counties, Illinois.
     
    SERVICES AVAILABLE The community has medical, dental and optometric services available locally. Additional services are within an easy drive of the District. St. Louis, with its world-class hospitals, shopping centers, museums, parks, and gardens is a short drive away.
     
    RECREATION There are several golf courses in the immediate area. The community has swimming pools, tennis courts, youth soccer, baseball and softball. A new YMCA was recently completed in 2006. St. Louis provides sports teams, live theater, and a symphony orchestra.
     
    CHURCHES Columbia is served by most religious denominations.
     
    FRATERNAL AND PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS American Legion, Rotary, Lions, Kiwanis, Optimists, Chamber of Commerce, Sister Cities.
     
    COLLEGES Washington University; St. Louis University; Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville; Webster University; Fontbonne College; McKendree University; Southwestern Illinois College.
     
    INDUSTRY IN THE DISTRICT Columbia is primarily a residential and farming community. There is some light industry.