Our District

  • Homecoming Welcome to Columbia Heights Public Schools!

    At Columbia Heights Public Schools, we pride ourselves on offering the best of  both worlds - the close-knit sense of a small-town community along with all of the advantages that come with being a part of a major metropolitan area.

    Our District is large enough to provide a variety of unique educational  opportunities, yet small enough for administrators, staff, parents and students to know each other and share a sense of community. Above all, we are committed to providing appropriate educational opportunities, so that  all learners can develop to their full potential. We truly provide "Worlds of Opportunity for Every Learner."

    We are a small diverse District, with five schools and approximately 3,100 K-12 learners, yet Columbia Heights Public Schools is focused on the big picture of creating College and Career-Ready Graduates for every student in our schools.

    Columbia Heights was also selected, in 2015, by the College Board as the Small AP District of the Year for all of North America. Columbia Heights High School was also selected by the College Board to the 2015 AP Honor Roll. 

    Our District is overseen by an elected School Board whose primary role is governance. The Superintendent of Schools, who reports to the School Board, is responsible for the day-to-day operational leadership of the District.


    Our Core Values

    Community | ExcellenceCollaboration | IntegrityRespect | CourageInnovation 


    Our Vision 2015 calls for...

    • Academic excellence with access to flexible programming and options designed around student needs.
    • An image of pride that attracts and retains students and families.
    • All have a voice and place with differences being our assets.
    • Innovative technology for engaged learning, effective communication and preparation for success.
    • Community culture of collaborative partnerships.
    • Best practices and resource management: "We do school well."
    • Irresistible employment with creative and collegial staff.

    To learn more about our District, schools, programs and services, call 763-528- 4500 or visit our District Center, 1440 49th Ave. NE, Columbia Heights.

    We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to Columbia Heights Public Schools!