• Countdown to Kindergarten

    Kindergarten Registration for the 2022-2023 school year will be held on March 10, 2022 between 4:30 and 6:30. If you live in the Paxton Keeley attendance area and have a child who will be 5 years old before August 1, 2022, you should enroll them at this time. You will need the following items to complete your registration:

    1. Official birth certificate
    2. Record of immunizations (including 5 year boosters)
    3. Social Security Card and/or number
    4. Proof of residence (Current (dated within the last 30 days) City of Columbia, Ameren or Boone Electric bill or a copy of your full lease or deed)

    All registration information and forms can be found on the CPS website at www.cpsk12.org. Click on ENROLLMENT FORMS, fill them out and print all documents.  By filing them out ahead of time, you will cut your time in half on the night of registration. Registration forms can also be filled out online or picked up in the Paxton Keeley office during the first week of March. Please be aware there may be a few more documents to fill out onsite. For immunizations, you can go to the health department at 1005 West Worley, Monday-Friday from 8:00 am – 4:45 pm.


    Get your pictures in the yearbook!

    The Yearbook Staff invites you to submit photos for the yearbook. If you've got great photos of classroom parties, activities or PTA events, we would like to see them. Our school photographers can't be everywhere. Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific book everyone will want to have!

    * The last day to submit photos is February 10, 2022.

    * Please only submit 15-20 photos that focus on the class and not individuals when submitting.

    * Pictures can be emailed to keeley@cpsk12.org or mhill@cpsk12.org.

    * When submitting please make sure you indicate your child’s grade level and teacher’s name.

    School Information

    Paxton Keeley Elementary School opened in 2002. The school is named for Mary Paxton Keeley, the first woman to graduate from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism.

    The Paxton Keeley mascot is the Comet.

    The school colors are red, white, and blue.

    Paxton Keeley Elementary School
    201 Park DeVille Drive
    Columbia, MO 65203

    Principal: Mrs. Adrienne Patton

    Assistant Principal: Mr. Ryan Smith

    Phone: (573) 214-3570
    Fax: (573) 214-3571

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