Award Year: 2019

Columbian Elementary School

330 South 127th Street
Omaha, NE, 68154-2300

(402) 697-1433

Mrs. Nanette Beller, Principal at time of Nomination

Mr. Craig McGee, Current Principal

Omaha Public Schools District

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True to its mission, the Columbian Elementary School staff provides the best possible learning environment for each child, every day. Columbian Elementary...a once in a lifetime learning experience...every day!Make it COUNT!C... Community PartnershipsO... Optimizing Student AchievementU... Understanding CitizenshipN... Nurturing Leaders of TomorrowT... Tradition of ExcellenceCobras COUNT!

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 9%
  • White: 73%
  • Hispanic: 9%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Two or more races: 6%
Columbian Cobras love learning, kindness, and fitness!

Columbian Cobras love learning, kindness, and fitness!

Columbian Elementary School is rich with a long tradition of excellence and pride. Exemplary teachers and instruction are valued and prioritized with progressive technology and instructional strategies that embrace the curriculum to enhance the educational experience of every student. True to its mission, the Columbian Elementary School staff provides a once in a lifetime learning experience every day.

The cooperative partnerships of teachers, parents, families, and community members have produced student and financial resources that support the academic and social endeavors of Columbian Elementary School. The success of Columbian students is due in large part to the quality of instruction and relationships among adults at the school and these partnerships. Teachers and support staff are joined in the shared vision of providing the best possible educational setting for each child. Talented, skilled, and committed teachers believe in the potential of their students. It is recognized that individual students have individual needs. The school leadership philosophy is based on the principle that all students can achieve when there are high expectations, and the integrity of each school day is protected. The Omaha Public Schools guaranteed and viable curriculum is consistently taught with standard-based instruction at the forefront of every lesson. Support is provided, not only in academic areas, but also in the social emotional areas. The Columbian staff ensures that students understand and manage their emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions throughout the school day and in their daily lives as they grow and learn.