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Columbia Middle School
17600 E. Columbia Ave.
Aurora, CO 80013 [map]
Phone: 303-690-6570
Fax: 303-326-1251
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Welcome to Columbia Middle School!

Columbia’s Story - Our Beliefs About Student Learning
Our job is to accelerate learning for every APS student, every day. We believe that all students will learn and find academic achievement at higher levels. It is our commitment to create an environment in our classrooms and in our building resulting in high levels of performance and growth within our community of learners. We are confident that, with our support, students will master challenging academic material and become empowered learners. We are all accountable for our part in the success of every member of our learning community. We are prepared, dedicated and determined to work collaboratively with students, parents, colleagues and our community to achieve a shared educational purpose that elevates ALL. Our community needs us to do our job!


Columbia's Main Office Hours Are:

M-T-Th-F = 8:00AM-4:30PM

Wednesdays = 9:30AM-4:30PM


The Colorado Department of Human Health & Environment has notified Aurora Public Schools of an increase of mumps cases in Colorado. A letter with important information has been shared with at-risk students and their families.

You can find the letter here.


El departamento de salud pública de Colorado (conocido en inglés como, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment) ha notificado a las Escuelas Públicas de Aurora sobre un aumento de casos de paperas en el estado. Una carta con información importante has sido compartida con los estudiantes en riesgo y sus familias.

 Usted puede ver la carta aquí.



Want to be a part of the big event at Columbia Middle School on Saturday, April 22nd?

Come out and help make our school shine. We will be painting, cleaning and organizing many areas throughout the school!

Just ask the main office about the required registration form, or print it from this link. Fill out the registration form, it must be signed by your parent, and return it to your teacher or the main office.

The registration form is REQUIRED! Fill out the form in advance to avoid a long line the morning of April 22nd. 

You can earn 8 community service hours, win prizes, get a new T-shirt and enjoy breakfast and lunch with your teachers and classmates.

We hope you can join us!



Please note that updates have been made to the District’s Nondiscrimination Policies:

  • AC, Nondiscrimination / Equal Opportunity
  • AC-R, Nondiscrimination / Equal Opportunity
  • AC-1-E, Notice of Nondiscrimination
  • ACE, Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability

The updated policies can be found on the District website at aurorak12.org/about-aps/district-policies/.


Le comunicamos que hemos llevado a cabo modificaciones a las Políticas de No-discriminación del distrito:

  • AC, No discriminación/Igualdad de oportunidades
  • AC-R, No discriminación/Igualdad de oportunidades
  • AC-1-E, Aviso de No discriminación
  • ACE, No discriminación con fundamento en una discapacidad

Usted puede ver las políticas actualizadas en la página web del distrito, en:  aurorak12.org/about-aps/district-policies/.

State Testing Coming Soon!

Dear Parents,

We would like to remind you that our students will participate is state testing this spring. Participation is important because results help students, parents and teachers understand whether students have mastered the content they need to know.

Parents should know if their children are on the right path, and these new assessments will provide an “academic checkup” to help us know if our students are ready for what comes next. Please make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep, eats breakfast, and arrives to school on time.

Below is a letter APS has prepared for parents to learn a bit more about our upcoming testing this year.

2017 State Testing Letter

Padres de familia,

Queremos recordarles que nuestros estudiantes participarán en exámenes estatales esta primavera. La participación es importante porque los resultados ayudarán a estudiantes, padres y maestros entender si los alumnos han aprendido el contenido que necesitan saber.

Debajo hay una carta del distrito APS ha preparado para que los padres aprendan más sobre los exámenes por venir este año.

2017 Información sobre exámenes estatales

Important Columbia Documents

Columbia Community,

Below are some very important documents you can refer to throughout the year. Please feel free to contact the main office at 303-690-6570 if you need something else not listed below.

Staff Voicemail and Email Listing 2016-2017

Columbia's Supply List 2016-2017

Lista de Utiles de Columbia 2016-2017 (Spanish)

Calendar of Events 2016-2017

Calendario de Eventos 2016-2017 (Spanish)

Athletics Flyer with Sports Season Dates 2016-2017

Informacion sobre deportes con fechas de temporadas 2016-2017 (Spanish)

Student Guidelines and Other School Policies 2016-2017

Resumen de Reglamento y otra informacion importante 2016-2017 (Spanish)

Columbia BYOD Policy 2016-2017

Reglamento de aparatos electronicos personales en Columbia 2016-2017 (Spanish)

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures


Please help us keep our students safe by following the drop-off and pick-up procedures established by the District specifically for Columbia Middle School.

Download Traffic Flier Drop off and Pick Up info 2015-2016


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Closures & Notices
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