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Our Kindergarten program is the best in the area! Columbia Elementary School offers all-day kindergarten which is a dynamic energetic caring program that prepares your child for school success and lifelong learning. Please call CES at (517) 592-6632 to register your child for kindergarten. (Your child must be 5 by September 1st to begin Kindergarten or the Young 5’s Program may be considered.)

Interested in FREE 4 year old preschool?
Columbia Elementary offers the Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP). You may qualify for FREE Preschool for 4 year olds. Many factors are considered. We have 48 slots that need to be filled. Please pass the word! To sign-up, go to www.greatstartjackson.org or call the GSRP hotline at (517) 768-5130. Don’t miss this chance for FREE, high-quality preschool! Register today!!


We are so proud of all of our Columbia students and look forward with excitement to an awesome year. A few things that may be helpful for you to know as we begin the 2020-2021 school year:


We said goodbye to Mr. Bob Gallanati, one of our CES custodians. We wish him the best in his retirement!


Students at CES and CUES can enjoy free breakfast anytime from 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Students also have the option to take a grab-and-go breakfast as a snack if they have already eaten breakfast at home. Please do not drop off children before 7:45 a.m. as there is no adult supervision available until 7:45 a.m. Keeping children safe is our priority!


Lunch costs $2.65 daily, which includes milk. If you pack your child’s lunch they can purchase milk ONLY for 50 cents. Please consider filling out a free or reduced lunch application even if you are unsure that you will qualify. If your child qualifies, it helps your family and it also helps our school! This information is kept confidential. Students are not identified in any way by how they pay for their lunch.

COLUMBIA CONNECTION - We look forward to connecting with you!

CES (Pk-2) School Office 517-592-6632

CES Website: myeagles.org/BES/index.htm

CES Facebook: facebook.com/ColumbiaCentralElementary/

CES Attendance Voicemail 517-592-7552

Columbia Transportation Department 517-592-6449

CHILDCARE & PRESCHOOL - Please visit Preschool/Childcare at our Open House on August 24th!

If you are interested in childcare or preschool, please call 517-592-9753 or email Terri.McLaury@myeagles.org for more information. We offer childcare from 6:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. each day.

We are so grateful for the partnership we have with you to work toward our goal to “WORK HARD & BE KIND” in the 2020-2021 school year. Thank you for your kindness and willingness to adapt to the educational setting and requirements while we keep everyone safe and healthy. We are looking forward to an amazing year! 


Columbia Elementary School will conduct fire, tornado and lockdown drills throughout the year. When a drill has taken place, it will be indicated on the Emergency Action Drills form.