School Partners


The Cradle to Career Alliance partners with all six Boone County, Missouri school districts.  Those include:

  • Centralia R-VI School District
  • Columbia 93 School District
  • Hallsville R-IV School District
  • Harrisburg R-VIII School District
  • Southern Boone County, R-I School District
  • Sturgeon R-V School District

Learn more about our districts below.

Columbia Public Schools

Columbia Public Schools is accredited with distinction by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and is a reflection of our community. It is our vision to be the best school district in our state, and our mission is to provide an excellent education for all students. Our focus, from preschool to adult career education, is excellence.

Columbia Public Schools is the fifth largest district in the state. It includes 20 elementary schools, six middle schools, four high schools and the Columbia Area Career Center, as well as an early childhood program with a total enrollment of 18,012 students.

Columbia Public Schools is noteworthy in several ways including:

Nationally ranked high school by Newsweek magazine

Nationally recognized by SchoolMatch with the “What Parents Want” award

Top 15 school district ranking by

ACT and SAT scores exceed state and national averages

Of the students more than 2,500 students taking advanced placement courses, nearly 75 percent earn college credit

Nationally recognized teachers and students