1800 West Rollins Road, Columbia Missouri
Phone 573 214 3650
Russell serves students from prekindergarten through fifth grade. Russell students have many opportunities both in and out of school to learn, grow and serve our school and community. We are partners in education with Gerbes, The Callaway Bank, and Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. We offer before and after school care through the University of Missouri’s Adventure Club.
We support teacher education by hosting student teachers from the University of Missouri and Columbia College.
In 1955 the Columbia Public School Board saw the need for two more elementary schools, Russell would be one of the schools, and another junior high school. Later that same year the district purchased forty acres and retained 15 acres for the school. In keeping with the policy of the time the school was named, Russell Blvd Elementary School. The school first opened for the 1958-59 school year. Dean Fitzgerald was the first principal of the school and the mascot was the Russell Rockets.