Emerson Elementary School is centrally located in Columbus. Approximately 235 students attend Preschool through Fourth Grades in a two-story facility built in 2001.

There are two classrooms for each grade level K – 4 and one preschool classroom serving two sessions.

Emerson is equipped with a computer lab, media center, and full-size gym. The building meets ADA requirements by offering an elevator to its second floor. Programs available at Emerson include English as a Second Language, Title 1 Reading, Special Education, Library Media/Technology classes, Speech, Music, and Physical Education. An enhanced audio/speaker system is provided in classrooms to assist students with hearing disabilities.

Breakfast Information

Time7:25 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.
EntranceEast Doors
Cost$1.90 per student (free and reduced guidelines apply)


School Hours8:00 a.m. – 3:25 p.m. (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday)
8:00 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. (Most Wednesdays- See School Calendar)
Arrival7:45 a.m. – 7:55 a.m.
Entrance into the building*All students must go in through the East doors*Students will line up on slab if weather permits or they will go into the gym through the East doors.
Tardy8:01 a.m. Adult must sign in student at the office and student must come and get a tardy slip.
Student pick up3:25 – 3:35 p.m. (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) or 2:15 – 2:25 p.m. (Most Wednesdays- See School Calendar)


  • Contact office
  • make homework arrangements with classroom teacher
  • Contact Office
  • Provide reason for absence
  • Must be fever/vomit/diarrhea free for 24 hours before returning
  • Contact health aid with any questions or concerns
  • Bring doctor’s note for medical visits

The Columbus Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, marital status, age or handicap in admission or access to, or the treatment in its programs and activities.

Mrs. Sara Colford – Principal

2410 20th Street Columbus, NE 68601
Phone: 402-563-7030
Fax: 402-563-7035