> Superintendent of Schools : CLOSED! Columbia Public Schools - Congratulations Dr. H. Brian Yearwood!
Superintendent of Schools
CLOSED! Columbia Public Schools - Congratulations Dr. H. Brian Yearwood!
|Start Date:||To Be Determined||Enrollment:||19,000|
|Compensation:||The salary will be in the range of $250,000 and include an excellent comprehensive benefit package. The final salary for the successful candidate will be negotiated and determined based upon proven experience, qualifications and meeting Board criteria.|
Columbia Public Schools is the fifth largest district in the state. It includes 21 elementary schools, seven middle schools, four high schools and the Columbia Area Career Center, as well as an early childhood program, with an enrollment of 19,052 students.
The school district is accredited by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, citing such educational advantages as:
*Comprehensive curriculum and services at all grade levels, including preschool and adult
*Exceptional programs for at-risk students and students with disabilities
*Extensive depth and breadth in middle school and high school course offerings
*Award-winning career education programs designed for all students
*Successful community partnerships and volunteer programs
*Significant emphasis on staff development and school improvement efforts
Columbia's students excel in the classroom and in their post-secondary education careers. Nearly 70 percent of Columbia students extend their education beyond high school. Sixty-seven percent attend a college or university. Student performance on the ACT and SAT exams exceed state and national averages. In 2019, 91 percent of graduates took the ACT in 2019. Additionally, of the 1,337 students taking advanced placement courses, more than 63 percent earn college credit.
Columbia Public Schools is also ranked as a top 10 district for exemplary and innovative use of technology by the National School Boards Association and ranked in the top 10 percent of school districts nationwide by Niche.com.