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Columbia High School (Columbia, South Carolina)

Columbia High School a public high school in the St. Andrews area of Columbia, South Carolina, United States, which was built in 1975. Columbia High School was originally housed in the former Columbia Female Academy (established 1816) at 1323 Washington Street at the corner with Marion Street. This building was leased to the Richland County Commissioners of Schools in 1884. The school became Columbia's first public high school in 1895 as the Washington Street School. The original Columbia High School building was constructed in 1915 on that site.

Columbia High School
Address
1701 Westchester Drive

,
29210

United States
Coordinates34°3′0″N 81°5′30″W / 34.05000°N 81.09167°W / 34.05000; -81.09167Coordinates: 34°3′0″N 81°5′30″W / 34.05000°N 81.09167°W / 34.05000; -81.09167
Information
TypeCollege Prep
Founded1884[1]
School districtRichland County School District One
PrincipalShenequa Coles
Grades9-12
Enrollment729 (2015-16)[2]
Color(s)Maroon and gold          
MascotCapital
AffiliationPublic
Website

Contents

ActivitiesEdit

AthleticsEdit

Columbia High fields teams in the following sports:

  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Softball
  • Baseball
  • Track & field
  • Wrestling
  • Cross country
  • Cheerleading
  • Color guard

ClubsEdit

  • Art Club
  • Chess Club
  • Debate
  • Drama
  • Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)
  • Math Team
  • Beta Club
  • FBLA
  • Future Homemakers of America (FHA)
  • Key Club
  • Marching, Concert, and Jazz Bands
  • National Honor Society (NHS)
  • Students in Action for Education (SAE)
  • Varsity Quiz Bowl
  • Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA)

Notable alumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "History". Retrieved November 10, 2013.
  2. ^ "Columbia High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 4, 2018.

External linksEdit

BibliographyEdit

  • Maxey, Russell The Columbia High School Story, Palmetto Publishing Company, Columbia, SC, 1984. ISBN 0-9613853-0-8