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Columbia Heights, MN
Students enrolled: 579

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900 49th Ave NE
Columbia Heights, MN 55421

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(763) 528-4701
(763) 528-4707
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June 17, 2015
the principal there dont care all they do is suspend students. my daughter has was having issues with getting to class on time and all the did was susupend her. she was out of school for the last 2 weeks because she was told to not come back.

- submitted by a community member

June 04, 2014
the principal there dont care all they do is suspend students and there is violence all over the school and they do nothing about it

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 22, 2014
My child came to this school with an IEP they have completely stopped giving him special education services and in fact lied about him being in special education classes. They are provided funding, grants, and subsidies for certain special education courses yet what they're getting funded for they don't offer. They have called my children stupid the teachers curse at students and the students run around swearing and fighting my A & B child is getting F's now. If you're child has an IEP do not send them to this school. If you care about your child's education stay far away from this school as possible

- submitted by a parent

December 29, 2013
My last review got deleted. But I feel that this school is seriously horrible. The principles don't care, the teachers are just mean and there's fights and gang violence all over the school. The best thing in the school is lunch, and that's even horrible. I don't recommend this school to any kid.

- submitted by a community member

March 22, 2013
I applaud and thank the staff and administration at Columbia Academy and Columbia Heights School District for responding to a huge influx of mixed culture students over the past 5-6 years (2006-2012). Their decision to promote and win compliance from parents to move to a uniform system, ala parochial/private schools, along with reinvigorating STEM, Arts and Music has catapulted student involvement and grades to new highs. They have brought a new cadre of educators with fresh ideas and vigor, as the Jr.high/middle school classroom environment of hormone charged youngsters has not changed. And yet many parents, who have given up their parental control to the schools, continue to chastise CH administration apparently in retaliation for the unwanted calls for parental involvement and responsibility. So, you might consider this a response to the prior review of 12/2/2011.

- submitted by a parent

December 02, 2011
The principal at this school is a JOKE. Changing the name of a school doesn't make it better. Changing things just to change them serves no one (except someone's job resume). They should let the teachers run this school. The teacher's dedication to the kids is evident. The principal's dedication is obviously to herself.

- submitted by a community member

November 28, 2010
i like this school . i had some issues w/ it last year . . but i separated myself from all of the drama , cause it was mainly one person starting all of the stuff . it was me who wrote the one by a student saying that i hated it last year , i did hate it last year . but this year i love it . i wouldn't want to go anywhere else . you just have to watch who you hang out w/ . my parents want me to switch schools . . but i don't want to at all . i think that would be ridiculous . this school has some great teachers . most of them really care about you & actually want you to learn . & the gang stuff i said was about to happen last year . . actually didn't happen . there were just a bunch of mexicans walking down the street & the cops thought something was going to happen , but nothing did . i'm doing pretty well in school now i guess you could say . . i need to try harder though & this quarter i'm going to make it happen . all of the kids at this school are good kids except for about 5 . there is no gang stuff going on at all . this is a good school in my opinion & i really wouldn't want to go anywhere else . i plan on going to the high school .

- submitted by a community member

October 27, 2010
The school has been improving, but I am concerned that too much effort is being put into trying to make the school sound great ( changing the name ) then just rolling up the sleeves and working at making it great.

- submitted by a parent

April 09, 2010
My daughter is in 7th grade and should be a straight A student. She is too involved with her friends and drama at this school her school work done. I am very disappointed that the teachers allow friends to pair up together on projects and sit next to each other when their behavior is unsatisfactory. The teachers' should know what the students are cabable of and if they are getting a D- or not turning in their homework, they should be saying something to the students regarding their grade and also be in contact with the parents. Also, there is a lot of texing and internet bullying going on. Cell phones should not be allowed in school at all! We are definitely switching school next year.

- submitted by a parent

March 29, 2010
good school , nothing but stuff starters ' & instagators though . there is drama every corner you turn at this school . almost everyone there is fake ' & talks about eachother behind their backs . fights happen everyday . just last week a gang fight was gonna happen after school but someone snitched to the police . there are police everywhere at this school . they have some good teachers , i dont like most of 'em though . except for ms. brown . i dont like this school at all . the school is good . but the kids that go there , horrible ,

- submitted by a student

May 27, 2009
The taechers are great and we have alot of free before school and after school activities. =)

- submitted by a student

February 28, 2009
This is school has brought me so many new adventures and even some that, I never would have expected to have. Im un 8th grade and I dont think I would have this much fin at any other school as I have at CMS!

- submitted by a student
no rating
February 01, 2009
its a great school. the teachers are all nice, i was nervous about starting middle school but this school is awesome. it has fights but nothing bad really happens.

- submitted by a student

August 10, 2003
I attended this school as a student in the early 80's. I am proud to see some of the very same staff there today. The teachers are the lifeblood of this school and are very dedicated to improving diversity relations among students as well as stepping up security for all. My daughter is entering the 7th grade

- submitted by a student
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Columbia Academy
900 49th Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN  55421
(763) 528-4701
Last modified Columbia Academy is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Columbia Academy Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top