About Us

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    SteelePrincipal's Welcome

    Dear parents and prospective students,

    Welcome to Lion Nation!   It is my honor to serve as the principal for this historic and amazing school.  Within these walls is a tremendous opportunity for you to grow and learn about your future.  We are intentional and purposeful in our desire to help and support you during your years in high school.  As a parent and student, you can expect the highest level of communication and transparency.  Everything we do, we do at the highest level of integrity.  Our academics, athletics and fine arts are coached and led by the most amazing teachers and coaches, and your child will thrive in this environment.  You are always welcome at Columbia Central, and my door is always open.  I look forward to serving you and your children.

    Semper Fi (Always Faithful)

    Dr. Mike Steele

    A Tradition of Excellence

    COLUMBIA CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL, a public high school in Maury County, Tennessee serving all students in Columbia in grades 9-12, was first accredited by the Southern Association of Secondary Schools in 1917 and has maintained that accreditation since that time. The student body of approximately 1300 comes from homes which reflect a wide variety of socio-economic, cultural, and occupational circumstances. A flexible, comprehensive program offers both exploration and in-depth study in the various curriculum areas.

    Mission Statement

    The mission of Columbia Central High School is to provide our students a learning environment that is safe, engaging and forward-thinking while utilizing the active support of our teachers, parents and community.

    Vision Statement

    The vision of Columbia Central High School is to motivate students to work successfully in an ever-changing technological and global society.

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    Mascot and Colors

    Mascot:  LIONS

    Colors:  PURPLE & GOLD
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    1. Increase student achievement
    2. Increase graduation rate
    3. Maintain a safe learning environment