Columbia Elementary is a community comprised of a suburban area with a high number of modern, middle-income homes. Columbia’s teachers are committed to academic excellence. Their goal is to provide a caring learning environment where students can thrive and achieve at high levels. Students are taught self-respect and respect for the rights and property of others as well as responsibility for their own behavior. The teachers encourage and appreciate active parent participation in all aspects of education.
- Columbia serves 640 students from kindergarten through sixth grade on a traditional schedule. Traditional school will begin the later part of August and go until June. All students are on the same schedule; having the same days off. Please check the Jordan School District website for yearly beginning dates, days off, and last day of school.
- Columbia opened in 1984 and was rebuilt in 2004.
- The teacher/pupil ratio is 1 to 22.50 in first grade, 1 to 22.80 in second grade, 1 to 24.30 in third grade, and 1 to 26.40 in grades four, five and six. The actual class sizes vary.
- Columbia has an excellent, well-trained staff. Each teacher is state certified. All staff members are formally evaluated on a regular basis. Our teachers voluntarily spend hundreds of hours each year in graduate level college courses and in- service training to improve and enrich student learning. Our teachers believe and work hard to ensure every child learns at high levels.
- The curriculum meets or exceeds all District and state requirements. Columbia is committees to a 3-hour literacy block and a 90-minute math block. Where teachers use research-based instruction.
- Computers, I pads, and educational software are available for student use.
- Columbia has a strong and supportive PTA and School Community Council.
- Hot breakfast and lunch program is provided for students.
- Bus service is provided for students who live 1-1/2 miles or more from school.
- Visitors and school volunteers are always welcome at Columbia and asked to check in at the office upon arrival.
- Columbia was named in honor of the space shuttle and has an unusual collection of NASA memorabilia.
The Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence (SAGE) is a collection of computer-adaptive assessments given to Utah students beginning in grade 3. SAGE assessments provide questions that assess students’ ability to apply higher-order thinking skills and better emulate real tasks students may encounter in education and in life.
SAGE assessments were developed through a joint effort on the part of Utah teachers, parents, test development experts, and the Utah State Board of Education. SAGE assessments provide information to assist in determining students’ educational progress towards being ready for college and careers upon completion of secondary school.
PACE is an acronym given to Utah’s 2013 ten-year education and economic development plan. The plan includes four main components: Prepare young learners, Access for all students, Complete certificates and degrees, and Economic success (PACE). PACE Accountability Reports provide information regarding a school’s progress towards achieving components of the Governor’s education and economic development plan.
In lower and middle grades, PACE Accountability Reports display information regarding kindergarten readiness and SAGE assessment results for grades 3, 6, and 8. At the high school level, SAGE reports include graduation rates, ACT results, and college credit earned concurrent enrollment, advanced placement (AP), career and technical education (CTE), and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs.
Begin at the D&RGW Railroad (approx. 4600 W.) and 7800 S.; east along 7800 S. (south side) to 2700 W.; south along 2700 W. (west side) to the D&RGW Railroad (approx. 8350 S.); southwest along the D&RGW Railroad (north side) to the Utah-Salt Lake Canal (approx. 2900 W.); north along the Utah-Salt Lake Canal (east side) to approx. 8100 S.; west along approx. 8100 S. (north side) to Bangerter Hwy.; south along Bangerter Hwy. (west side) to Old Bingham Hwy.; southwest along Old Bingham Hwy. (north side) to the D&RGW Railroad (approx. 4200 W.); northwest along the D&RGW Railroad (east side) to 7800 S.