Columbia Union School District

Local Control & Accountability Plan (LCAP)

The Local Control & Accountability Plan (LCAP) is a critical part of the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF).

School Accountability Report Cards (SARC)

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California Dashboard

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Staff Directory

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About Columbia Elementary

Columbia Union School District is located two miles north of Sonora in the gold country of the Sierra Nevada Foothills. Columbia Elementary School began in the 1800s as a one-room schoolhouse located in historic Columbia State Park. The old schoolhouse still stands and is maintained by the State Park for tours and presentations.

Columbia Elementary School relocated in 1936 when a new school building was constructed on Parrotts Ferry Road. Over the years the campus has expanded to meet the needs of the growing district. In 2007, the district completed construction of 19 state of the art classrooms and an Education, Sports and Performing Arts Complex. Today Columbia Union School District serves 500 students in grades K-8.

The mission of the Columbia Union School District is to provide a child-centered environment that cultivates character, fosters academic excellence, and embraces diversity. District families, communities, and staff join as partners to develop creative, exemplary learners with the skills and enthusiasm to contribute to a constantly changing global society.

CUSD Facts at a Glance

Columbia Elementary is a great school with a focus on the success of the whole child. The parents, staff, and students focus on creating unique learning opportunities to ensure students leave our school ready for high school and beyond.

 Columbia Elementary enjoys the support of our parents and community members. The community surrounding the school is made up of a variety of businesses and private homes. Columbia Elementary’s campus is large and generally spread out. The students have modern facilities and access to technology in their classrooms.

District Profile:

  • Enrollment: 501
  • ADA: 476.01
  • English Learners: 1.6%
  • Homeless/Foster Youth: 8.2%
  • Low Income: 61.7%
  • Middle School Dropout Rate: 0%
  • CAASPP: ELA 41%
  • CAASP: Math: 33.1%