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First day of school enrollment (posted 8/15/17)

Columbia Public Schools experienced an excellent opening day on August 15. The school district’s teachers and staff are excited about continuing to provide achievement and enrichment opportunities for all students.
 
Total enrollment for the school district is currently 18,585. This number is based upon data for the first day of classes and reflects an increase of 294 students compared to the first day of the 2016-17 school year, with kindergarten still not yet fully enrolled. It should be noted that this number is unofficial; the official enrollment number is computed on the last Wednesday of September as required by the state of Missouri.