The Mission of the Columbus Public Schools is to provide an education where academics and student learning are the primary focus and purpose.
Our highest priority must be the academic achievement of each student.
Our decisions must be based on results and quality information.
Accountability must be incorporated throughout the system.
We must promote responsibility among staff, parents and students.
We must forge working relationships with those we serve
PROFILE OF COLUMBUS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Columbus Public Schools are similar to schools found in any midwestern community of 20,000 population. In other ways, however, the differences which exist may be said to be significant.
A curriculum with several areas written in a performance curriculum format. Of particular note is the innovative curricular assessments being designed and evaluated by the District's Curriculum Evaluation Team. Instruction in English, science, mathematics, social studies, art, music and physical education is provided at all levels. Foreign languages, home economics, industrial education, business education, and other vocational areas are available at the secondary level.
Appropriate educational services for all students is important in the Columbus Public Schools. Students with handicapping conditions need specialized services to help them maximize their learning capabilities. A continuum of Special Education services and programs are provided to meet individual needs. These services include the Home Intervention Program which provides support services for the families of infants and toddlers. A center-based preschool program serves children between the ages of three and five. School age children receive Special Education services in regular education classrooms and in self-contained settings as determined by each child's individualized educational plan.
Staff Development is an essential element of Columbus Public Schools educational plan. Teachers selected for this district are judged to be highly professional with the desire and intent to continually grow professionally.
Columbus Public Schools is a publicly funded organization
No. of Schools: 10
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