Columbia Unit School District # 4

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, 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

  • Education: 2.45000
  • Operation: 0.057500
  • Transportation: 0.20000
  • Working Cash: 0.05000
  • Municipal Retirement: 0.07219
  • Tort Immunity: 0.07315
  • Bond & Interest: 0.61434
  • Social Security: 0.07764
  • Special Education: 0.04000
  • Fire Prevention/Life Safety: 0.05000
  • Lease: 0.05000

TOTAL: 4.25142

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.

COLLEGESWashington University; St. Louis University; Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville; Webster University; Fontbonne College; McKendree University; Southwestern Illinois College.

INDUSTRY IN THE DISTRICTColumbia is primarily a residential and farming community. There is some light industry.