South Columbus Elementary School

Grades PK - 5th   District 7   375 Students

1964 Torch Hill Road, Columbus, GA 31903
Phone 706-683-8833, Fax 706-683-8838

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South Columbus Elementary School was built in 1952 to serve students in grades kindergarten through sixth. The original buildings contained 25 classrooms, a cafeteria, and administrative offices. In 1967 additions were added to include a media center and a new wing with 9 additional classrooms. During the 2001 summer break and throughout the 2001-2002 school year, construction took place on the campus of South Columbus Elementary. A new building was added and it houses a gymnasium and two additional classrooms to be utilized by the physical education, music and art programs. Additional parking was added as well as covered areas for the purpose of dropping off and picking up of students. Currently, we serve students in grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. We are proud to be the site of one of the largest pre-k early success centers in MCSD.


At South Columbus Elementary School our mission is to inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential.


South Columbus Elementary School is a beacon of educational excellence where all are known, valued and inspired.


SCES fosters a healthy organization where....

  • WE embrace equity and diversity
  • WE hold ourselves and others to the same high standards
  • WE commit to continuous learning and improvement
  • WE treat everyone with dignity and respect WE serve the needs of others.

Strategic Anchors

WE will make decisions...

  • that benefit student achievement
  • that are fiscally responsible with an eye on Return on Investment
  • that invest in stakeholders
  • that promote equity and access


South Columbus Elementary is a PBIS school. PBIS is an evidence-based, data-driven framework proven to reduce disciplinary incidents, increase a school’s sense of safety, improve school climate, and support improved academic outcomes for all students ( With support from Georgia Appleseed and Georgia Department of Education, Muscogee County Schools District, in its' first year of PBIS implementation, has been designated by the GADOE as an active PBIS district.

At SCES, we S.O.A.R.:

S-we are SAFE




School Accolades

  • 2019-2020 GOSA Growing Readers School
  • 2018-2019 United Way Top 10 Highest Giving for MCSD
  • 2018-2019 Columbus Chamber of Commerce Partners In Education Top Ten Finalist
  • 2018-2019 Keep Columbus Beautiful Elementary School of the Year
  • 2018-2019 Keep Columbus Beautiful Educator of the Year
  • 2018-2019 Georgia Organics Farm To Table Golden Radish Recognition
  • 2017-2018 GaDOE Beating the Odds School
  • 2017-2018 GaDOE PBIS OPERATIONAL School Recognition
  • 2017-2018 MCSD Georgia Milestones 3rd Place for Highest Mathematics Student Growth
  • 2017-2018 Columbus Chamber of Commerce Partners In Education Top Ten Finalist
  • 2017-2018 Keep Columbus Beautiful Gateway School
  • 2017-2018 United Way Highest Giving Total for Elementary Award
  • 2017-2018 United Way 100%+ Growth in Giving Award
  • 2017-2018 Dollar General Literacy Grant Recipient
  • 2017-2018 Keep Columbus Beautiful Community Litter Prevention Organization Award
  • 2016-2017 Columbus Chamber of Commerce Partners in Education Top Ten Finalist
  • 2016-2017 GaDOE PBIS OPERATIONAL School Recognition
  • 2016-2017 Finalist for the GaDOE Family Friendly Partnership Award
  • 2016- 2019 Springer Theater and MCSD PAIR Grant Recipient
  • 2016-2017 Oxbow Meadows Science Grant Recipient
  • 2016-2017 Keep Columbus Beautiful Gateway School
  • 2016-2017 National Infantry Foundation Granger Grant Recipient
  • 2015-2016 GaDOE PBIS OPERATIONAL School Recognition
  • 2015 - 2016 GaDOE Beating the Odds School
  • 2015-2016 MCSD Georgia Milestones 5th Place for Highest Science Student Growth
  • 2015-2016 Columbus Chamber of Commerce Partnership in Education School of the Year Award Recipient
  • 2015 MCSD Project AWARE School
  • 2015 “BEST APPEARANCE AWARD” by South Columbus Concerned Citizens (CCSC)

Partners In Education

  • SYNOVUS-Columbus Bank and Trust since 1988
  • Warrior Transition Battalion since 2014
  • American Legion Post 333 since 2019

Jessie D Jenkins

Jessie D Jenkins
Victoria V Griffin
Victoria V Griffin

Board Representatives
Cathy Williams [District 7]
Kia Chambers [At Large]

Zone Chief