Welcome to the Columbus Elementary School Web Site

Columbus Elementary is located in Edwardsville, Illinois and is part of the Edwardsville Community School District. Columbus Elementary currently has an enrollment of 326 students.Columbus Elementary Jaguars

We hope you enjoy our website. If you have any suggestions or questions, please feel free to contact the principal, Vincent Schlueter at vschlueter@ecusd7.org.

School News

PARCC Update

This week, District 7 3rd -8th grade students and high school students enrolled in select courses will participate in the PARCC (Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Career) assessments.

The PARCC assessment is one test with two parts. Students took the first part, known as the performance-based assessment (PBA) in March. The PBA measured critical thinking, reasoning and application skills through “extended tasks” such as written answers or multi-step math problems.

The end-of-year assessment (EOY), being administered this week, consists of short answer questions and questions that measure skills like reading comprehension, vocabulary and math proficiency.

The Illinois State Board of Education has informed us that we can anticipate test results after Thanksgiving. We will share those results with you as they become available.

A Better Place to Play

As a continuation of our partnership with the City of Edwardsville Parks and Recreation Department, District 7 is pleased to share information on an exciting new city initiative – “A Better Place to Play.”

The campaign, “A Better Place to Play,” will fund three projects in Edwardsville: a Spray & Play Park - which feature a splash pad and dry playground, fitness track, shade structures and pavilions, an Ice Rink/Teen Center which features a 43,000 sq. ft. indoor facility for hockey, figure skating, and recreational skate use, and a multi-use Sports Park which meets the growing need for field space for athletes of all ages.

We believe that this campaign is a great initiative that not only improves recreational facilities, but also provides additional opportunities for all District 7 students and community residents. “A Better Place to Play” is the future of our Edwardsville community! [More Info]

Kindergarten registration has been extended on Thursday, February 26, 2015. Hours of registration will be from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at all primary schools.

Upcoming Events

Monday, May 11 - School Board Meeting (7:30 p.m. @ Woodland)

Wednesday, May 13 - 5th grade Field Day

Thursday, May 14 - 3rd grade Field Day

Friday, May 15 - 4th grade Field Day

Friday, May 15 - 5th grade party

Tuesday, May 19 - 4th & 5th grade Band/Orchestra Concert in gym (1:15 & 2:15 p.m.)

Monday, May 25 - Memorial Day (no school)

Tuesday, May 26 - 3rd and 4th grade awards (3rd grade @ 9:15 a.m. & 4th grade @ 10:30 a.m.)

Tuesday, May 26 - School Board Meeting (7:30 p.m. @ Woodland)

Wednesday, May 27 - 5th grade awards @ 9:15 a.m.

Wednesday, May 27 - Last day of student attendance

Wednesday, May 27 - 4th quarter report cards go home with students

Thursday, May 28 - Teacher Institute

Virtual Backpack

District 7 Preschool Academy