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Welcome to Columbia

  •                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            COLUMBIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

            ColumbiaExtNew 3120 St. Louis Ave.
            St. Louis, MO 63106
            Office 314-533-2750
            Fax 314-244-1754
            Principal: DeShonda Payton


    Office Hours: 7:30am - 3:30pm

    Doors Open: 7:45am*

    Student School Hours: 8:05am-2:02pm (Instruction begins promptly at 8:15am)

    Teacher Work Hours: 7:35am-2:22pm


                                   teachers messages                                        


    Dear Eagle Families,

    I would like to say, that on behalf of the entire Columbia Staff, we are here for you. We understand how difficult this time may be for you and your child. Please know that you are in our well wishes and thoughts and that you are cared for. Please don't hesitate to reach out for support. Thanks for all you do!


    Ms. DeShonda Payton


    Columbia Elementary School




    General School Questions: Principal Payton 314-533-2750 or 314-934-5461

    Registration, Enrollment/Withdrawals, Records Requests : School Administrative Assistant, Ms. Watford 314-533-2750

    Instruction, Academic Instructional Coach, Dr. Bruce 314-533-2750

    Health & Immunization, School Nurse "Tracy" 314-533-2750

    Parent/Community Questions Concerns & Family Support, Ms. Jones, 314-533-2750

    Social & Emotional Support, Gwen Miller Hopewell 314-533-2750

    Tech Support, 314-231-3720

    SLPS Call Center, 314-231-3720


Principal's Corner

  • Welcome to the Columbia Elementary Principal's Corner


    Dear Columbia Students,

     Thank you for allowing me to serve as your leader.  I promise to always put you first and take your feelings, thoughts and ideas into consideration.  I promise to not only advocate for you when no one else will, but I vow to provide you with a safe and rich learning environment.  I promise to always show interest in your life, while we soar to academic heights.  This is my pledge to you!

     Your servant leader,

    Principal Payton


    Every Child Deserves a Champion

    Every Child Deserves a Champion






Mission and Vision

  • Our Mission: Columbia Elementary will be relentless in providing rigorous and robust learning experiences for all students, that will empower them to become strategic and independent thinkers who compete globally.

    Our Vision: Columbia Elementary will be restored to its original prominence as an integral part of the community by partnering with all stakeholders, empowering students and making academics, attendance and character education our priority.


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