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About This School

Columbia Elementary School is a public elementary school in Annandale. The principal of Columbia Elementary School is Mr. Michael Cunningham. 452 students go to Columbia Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 30% of the 452 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Columbia Elementary School is 15:1. Montessori School of Northern VA is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
  • Languages Taught

    • Japanese
    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Bicycling
    • Gymnastics
    • Martial arts self defense
    • Soccer
    • Tennis
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 38% 46%
Hispanic 24% 18%
Asian/Pacific Islander 22% 19%
Black, non-Hispanic 17% 11%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30% 22%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Without a doubt Columbia Elementary School is committed to providing students with a challenging and rewarding education. I am amazed by the progressive ideas constant communication and positive atmosphere of this school. Very diverse in nature this school has taught my children to respect ideas and cultures of others. The curriculum has amazed me as well. Each night when I ask my children about their school day I am delighted to hear their responses. They are a part of a great learning environment that encourages social education as much as the academics! Just outside of our Nation s capital and in one of the best districts in the United States Columbia Elementary is providing my two children a solid and enriching learning experience!

  • (4 years ago)

    I have a second grader at Columbia. Great school and great teachers!!!!! The are very welcome to a new students and very helpful to parents with questions they always return your calls.

  • (4 years ago)

    We moved here after the school year had started and much to my relief our daughter was quickly welcomed into her class by her teacher and classmates. Administration teachers and staff all know your child s name. Good teamwork between the principal and vice principal and both are engaged with the students. The front office staff is professional and knowledgeable. Columbia is home to a multi-cultural student body which is respected and celebrated. Teacher and student resources are up to date including technology. Art music and PE are provided (unlike our last school district). Solid security policies in place including access control measures student buddy system etc. Excellent weekly communication with parents via Take Home Tuesday folders and email. Very active and productive PTA. Healthy lunches provided including vegetarian meals. Extra-curricular activities include Chess Club and Partners in Print. Columbia provides a solid academic and healthy social environment for our daughter.

  • (5 years ago)

    We are the proud parents of 4th grader at columbia. Great acedemic as well as fun environment. Super Great Teachers!

  • (5 years ago)

    I have a fourth grader at columbia. Great acedemic as well as fun environment. Super great teachers!

  • (5 years ago)

    Great people and amazing students. I love BINGO NIGHT with the kids. Also the teachers are always very sweet and nice.

  • (6 years ago)

    We have a 4th grader at Columbia and we've always been pleased with the curriculum as well as family activities.

  • (10 years ago)

    Very nice school and happy with all the teachers. Nice priciapal and vice principal.

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