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Our Mission

CJHS Mission:
It is our vision at Columbus Junior High School that every student is provided with a safe and engaging learning environment that allows diverse learners the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, and self-discipline necessary to successfully transition into and through high school.  With the collaboration and support of parents and community, it is the goal of Columbus Junior High School to prepare all students academically, emotionally, and physically to become socially responsible and successful, contributing citizens of the global community. 
Welcome to Columbus Junior High School-Riverside Campus, home of the Cardinals!  Our faculty and staff are excited to welcome you to the 2021 - 2022 school year.  
CJHS Cardinals are encouraged to make good choices and do their best every single day.  We strive to ready our students for high school and beyond, and we are happy when we are able to partner with parents and community members willing to work together to provide a rewarding experience for all students.
Thank you for visiting our website to stay informed about what is going on in your student's education.  You should be able to utilize this site to locate resources to help us work together throughout the school year.  You are also encouraged to read the CJHS Update, our weekly digital newsletter that details all of the events happening at CJHS each week.  A link to the most recent edition of the CJHS Update is below. 
Go Cardinals!  
Amy Russell
CJHS-RC Principal


tropical storm

TS Nicholas Delayed Start on Tuesday

In the interest of student and staff safety and to accurately evaluate the path of Tropical Storm Nicholas: All Colorado County public schools in Weimar ISD, Columbus ISD, and Rice CISD will be delaying the start of school on Tuesday, September the 14th until 10:00 a.m. at this time due to the potential of inclement weather related to Tropical Storm Nicholas. Buses will run two hours later than on a normal day, employees will report to work two hours later than their normal arrival time.