Columbia Elementary gets kudos from Mayor Bach

Published: November 21, 2013, 10:02 am, by Debbie Kelley

blue ribbonMayor Steve Bach will present a Spirit of the Springs Award Thursday at 1:30 p.m. to Columbia Elementary School in Colorado Springs School District 11.

Columbia’s recent claim-to-fame is that it was named a 2013 Blue Ribbon School, the only school in Colorado Springs to win the award this year and one of five in the state.

The U.S. Department of Education’s National Blue Ribbon Award honors public and private schools that have made significant improvements in achievement and students are performing at high levels.

The school, located at 835 E. St. Vrain St., is one of the city’s oldest. To read more about the school’s accomplishments that led up to the award, click here.