Dawson Elementary School

Grades K - 5th   District 4   263 Students

180 Northstar Drive Columbus, GA 31907
Phone 706-683-8732 , Fax 706-683-8737

School Website: http://obertjanm.wix.com/dawson

Dawson Elementary School is committed to providing educational experiences that will enable each student to become a lifelong learner, enter the workforce with necessary skills, and achieve academic and personal potential. We are a neighborhood school currently educating approximately 265 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. We are a Title I school offering free breakfast and lunch to all students.

The following programs are offered at Dawson.

  • Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) School
  • Reading Wonders Integrated Literacy Program
  • Smarty Ants Differentiated Instruction Literacy Solution
  • Achieve 3000 Differentiated Instruction
  • Moby Max
  • enVision Common Core Math Program
  • Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Team
  • Math/Science Olympics Team
  • Student Peer Helpers
  • Robotics Team
  • Student Technology Team



School Accolades

  • 2016 Georgia Student Media Festival Superior Project - MLK Couldn't Do It Alone - 3rd grade
  • 2016 Georgia Student Media Festival Merit Project - Jefferson: Let's Work Together - 4th grade

    Partners In Education

    • 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry
    • St. James CME Church
  • Principal Dr. Renee Tharp

    Dr. Renee Tharp
    Tharp.Rhonda.R@muscogee.k12.ga.us
    Cheryl Hampel
    Asst. Principal / Academic Dean
    Cheryl Hampel

    Hampel.Cheryl.K@muscogee.k12.ga.us


    Board Representatives
    Naomi Buckner [District 4]
    Kia Chambers [at large]