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Columbus Independent School District

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The Columbus Independent School District is located in Colorado County with a small portion of the district in Austin County. CISD covers approximately 356 square miles and has an estimated population of 8,300 in the areas including Columbus, Rock Island, Frelsburg, and part of the New Ulm area. 

Our school district is situated in the city of Columbus, which is conveniently located at the crossroads of Interstate 10 and State Highway 71. Columbus is 72 miles west of Houston, 87 miles southeast of Austin, 239 miles south of Dallas and 120 miles east of San Antonio.

The City of Columbus is primarily an agri-business community with a population of 3,916 and is also the county seat of Colorado County. Columbus provides area citizens with technologically advanced medical and surgical centers, together with highly regarded law enforcement agencies and volunteer fire department. The community is well known throughout the state for its beautiful oak trees, historic homes and art center. The Colorado River winds around the city on the north and east side and provide a scenic background for both residents and visitors to enjoy.

At Columbus Independent School District, we are proud of our programs, our staff, and our students, so we are eager to share our enthusiasm for all of the district’s accomplishments. We recognize that communication with all of our public is paramount to achieving the best for our students and community.