Columbia High School (Lake City, Florida)
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Columbia High School Lake City, Florida
Columbia High School
469 SE Fighting Tiger Drive


United States
Coordinates30°08?53?N 82°38?12?W / 30.14806°N 82.63667°W / 30.14806; -82.63667
School typePublic High School
MottoIndividually we may be different, but together we are Columbia.
School districtColumbia County School District
School code100875
PrincipalTrey Hosford
Teaching staff96.00 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment1,957 (2018-19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio20.39[1]
Hours in school day6 hours, 10 minutes
Color(s)Purple   and Gold  
SloganColumbia strong
Fight songOnward Victorious
SportsAcademic Team, Boys and Girls Soccer, Football, Baseball, Boys and Girls Basketball, Softball, Boys and Girls Weightlifting, Boys and Girls T&F, Boys and Girls Tennis, Volleyball, Boys and Girls Swimming, Boys and Girls Golf, Boys and Girls Fishing, Wrestling, Cheer, Dance, Boys and Girls XC.
RivalSuwannee High School, Gainesville High School
YearbookThe Columbian
Feeder schoolsLake City Middle School

Columbia High School (CHS) is a four-year public high school located in Lake City, Florida. The school's mascot is the Fighting Tigers and the colors are purple and gold.[2]


Extra curricular activities at the school include the FIRST Tech Challenge team The Flying Tigers, the Academy of Graphic Design, Academic Team, Athletics, Band, Color Guard, and two chapters of Future Farmers of America. The football program lists regional championships in 1969, 1998 & 2003; made it to the Quarter-Finals in 1975, 1982, 1984, 1988, 1990, 1995, 1999, 2001 & 2002, and one State Championship victory in 1967.[3]

The Columbia High School Marching Band has been ranked superior in the Florida Bandmasters Association's Marching Performance Assessment for 16 years.[4]

Columbia high football has been an important part of the community since it began, it won a state title back in 1967, and were runners-up in 1964 and 1997. It was at one time, the winningest program in the state of Florida.[5][6]

Columbia high athletics have been competitive over the years winning a total of 8 state titles, and producing many notable alumni in its past.[vague]


State championships

  • Boys Basketball: 1947 (Class B)[7][8]
  • Boys Track: 2002 (Class 3A)[9]
  • Boys Weightlifting: 1996, 1998, 1999
  • Boys Football: 1967 (Class A)[5]
  • Girls Weightlifting: 2009
  • Girls Softball: 2013 (Class 6A)
  • Commissioner's Academic Challenge: 2016 (Division III)

Notable alumni


  1. ^ a b c "COLUMBIA HIGH SCHOOL". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ [1] Archived April 17, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Football 2006-07 Championship Records" (PDF). FHSAA. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 21, 2008. Retrieved 2006.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-05-27. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ a b "1960's State Championship Game Results | Florida HS Football".
  6. ^ "1990's State Championship Game Results | Florida HS Football".
  7. ^ "Boys Basketball 2006-07 Championship Records" (PDF). FHSAA. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 15, 2006. Retrieved 2007.
  8. ^ a b [2] Archived May 3, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "Boys Track and Field 2005-06 Championship Records" (PDF). FHSAAZaccessdate=January 20, 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-10-25.
  10. ^ "Usatoday.Com". Usatoday.Com. 2005-05-18. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "Shayne Edge". 2016-02-12.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-08-27. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "Randy Jackson Statistics".
  14. ^ "1998 All-USA Team". Retrieved 2015.
  15. ^ "NFLPA". Retrieved .
  16. ^ "The voice is familiar.... (Pat Summerall, Super Bowl broadcaster)", Sports Illustrated, January 26, 1987. "His principal home is in the same north Florida town, Lake City, where he grew up as one of the best schoolboy athletes the state has ever known.... They lived a block from the Columbia High School football field, where he would later star. Summerall went on to a 10-year career in the NFL as a two-way end and kicker."
  17. ^ [3] Archived November 11, 2007, at the Wayback Machine

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