Dawson Elementary School

Grades K - 5th   District 4   339 Students

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

School Website: http://dawsonmcsd.wixsite.com/dawson
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Our mission is to inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential.

Dawson Elementary is a Title I school currently educating approximately 325 students in Pre-K through fifth grade.

We provide free breakfast and lunch to all students.

The following programs are offered at Dawson Elementary:

  • Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) School
  • Empowered Youth of Columbus (EYC) Program sponsored by Columbus State University
  • enVision Common Core Math Program
  • Reading Wonders Integrated Literacy Program
  • Smarty Ants Differentiated Instruction Literacy Solution
  • Achieve 3000 Differentiated Instruction
  • Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Team
  • Math/Science Olympics Team
  • Servant Leaders / Student Peer Helpers
  • Robotics Team
  • Student Technology Team

School Accolades

  • 2017 Georgia Department of Education Beat the Odds School
  • 2017 Most Growth in District in English Language Arts on GA Milestones
  • 2017 3rd Place in District - Growth in Math on Georgia Milestones at the Elementary Level
  • 2017 Georgia PBIS Emerging School
  • 2017 First LEGO League Robotics Competition in Core Values at Columbus State University - 3rd Place in Region
  • 2017 Georgia Student Media Festival Superior Project - Dawson Tigers Go for a Walk - Kindergarten
  • 2017 Georgia Student Media Festival Superior Project (Perfect Score) - A Creative Rap of Yo Hungry Wolf - 3rd grade
  • 2016 Georgia Department of Education Beat the Odds School
  • 2014 Georgia Department of Education Reward School for Highest Progress

Partners In Education

  • Amerigroup
  • 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry

Rhonda R Tharp
ES PRINCIPAL

Rhonda R Tharp
Tharp.Rhonda.R@muscogee.k12.ga.us
Diane P Marshall
ELEMENTARY DEAN
Diane P Marshall

Marshall.Diane.P@muscogee.k12.ga.us


Board Representatives
Naomi Buckner [District 4]
Kia Chambers [At Large]