Student Accomplishments

Major Student Accomplishments

COLUMBIA CENTRAL prepares students for the world of work through varied career/technical offerings, for military service in the ROTC program, and for college. We regularly have National Merit graduates, National Merit Achievement graduates, and numerous students who have been admitted to and received scholarship offers from nationally ranked schools, including Vanderbilt, Harvard, Emory, Syracuse, and the honors colleges of the Universities of Tennessee and Mississippi. Numerous students have been awarded ROTC scholarships, and one graduate has been accepted to the Naval Academy or West Point every year for the last decade.

  • Scholarship Offers - Excess of $1.5 million yearly
  • Schools Alumni Attending - All Tennessee schools (both public and private), Harvard, Yale, Naval Academy, United States Military Academy, Air Force Academy, Emory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Vanderbilt, Rhodes, Ole Miss, University of Alabama, Auburn, University of North Carolina, Washington University, Georgetown, Davidson, Wake Forrest, Syracuse, Tulane, University of Charleston, University of the South, etc.
  • Recent Alumni Leaders - Boone Lancaster 2006 Vanderbilt Student Body President, Chaz Molder 2004 University of Tennessee Student Body President
  • Governor's Schools - Average 15 participants per year
  • 2015 National Merit Winners
  • 2014 National Merit Scholar Semifinalist - Nicolas Laffey
  • 2013 Academic Team placed Eighth in TN State Competition
  • 2013 Academic All-State Team - David Kotval
  • 2010 National Merit Scholar - O'Neal Grant
  • 2010 Career/Tech- State & National Competitors
  • 2010 Writing Assessment - 90% scored 4 or higher
  • 2010 & 2007 Choral Competition Club - Grand Champions
  • 2010 Art - 12 pieces selected for College Board Exhibit
  • 2010 Art - 5 pieces selected for Frist Exhibit (more than any other school in the state)
  • 2009 First Semester, End of Course/Gateway - above state average
  • 2009 Band - State Recognition
  • 2007 Band - State Finalist (consecutively for 14 years)
  • Band 5-Time State Champions
  • 2007 Regional Finalist Bands of America
  • 2007 Women's Chorus - Grand Champions
  • 2006 & 2002 Pride TV - Channel #1 Newscast
  • 2004 Band Reserve Grand Champion - Contest of Champions
  • 2003 Mock Trial - State Tournament
  • 2001 Band Grand Champion - Contest of Champions