Columbia Elementary School

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667 Balch Rd

Madison, AL 35758

(256) 430-2751

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Grades: K - 6

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 760

Students Per Teacher: 22

Parent Reviews

17 Parent Reviews for Columbia Elementary School

The facility is nice, but I WOULD NOT recommend. My son's first grade teach, Kim Adams, was absolutely HORRIBLE! I went to the principal hoping to get a resolution with my problem, but he WAS NO help at all.

Posted by a parent on 12/17/13

Great school for my grandson. He is adjusting well with kindergarten and looks forward to school everyday!

Posted by a parent on 10/24/13

This school is awesome. The teachers are stellar, being able to know what my daughter does every minute of every day is also nice.

Posted by a parent on 09/26/13

I am so happy that my children attend Columbia Elementary School. The teachers and school staff are top notch. This school encourages parent involvement and that makes it feel like a school family.

Posted by a parent on 04/22/13

Columbia Elementary has been a good school for our kids. This last year, a new principal came into place and he seems to be very kind and good at his job. I really don't have anything negative to say nor do I have anything glowing to say. Our children have GREAT friends, so that means alot to me ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/17/11

It was a bit of a shock to move my child from a private pre-school to a public school because she was well ahead of the kindergarden level, so the first year was challenging for her behavior wise. So, while she loves her school and teachers, so I disappointed that there is not more emphasis on helping ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/03/10

I have had 2 children attend this school and overall it is ok. However, my child was in 4th grade this year and his teacher J. Lanier was horrible. Her lack of communication about coursework was appalling. The students RARELY had home work so you never knew what was being taught in the class until ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/25/10

I have 3 kids at this school and we have had amazing teachers every time. Mr. james is an amazing, caring and progressive principal. The education and teachers are phenomenal. With the new zoning we may have to change schools and that saddens me to the point that we may move to another house in order ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/04/09

Overall it's disappointing. The facilities and leadership from the principal standpoint are excellent. However, many of the teachers would rather be someone else. We've had a string of very below average teachers who have other priorities than what is best for the kids. There are some good teachers, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/17/09

I have two children currently attending Columbia Elementary. One is in 4th grade and has attended since Kindergarten. The other is in 1st grade. The teachers are, for the most part, very accepting of parent involvement, and all of our teachers so far (7 of them) have been interested in my kids' welfare ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/15/09

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Test scores for Columbia Elementary School

ARMT* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2010
Columbia Elementary School
Madison City Schools
* In 2009-2010 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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Madison schools — Columbia Elementary School is located at 667 Balch Rd, Madison AL 35758. 667 Balch Rd is in the 35758 ZIP code in Madison, AL The school district for Columbia Elementary School is the Madison City Schools. Columbia Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 6.
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