School Information

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    Clifty

    Clifty Creek Elementary

    4625 East 50 North

    Columbus, IN

     

    Our Schools Hours of Operations

    Student School Day......8:00 AM to 2:45 PM

    Staff Hours.......7:45 AM to 3:15 PM

    Office Hours......7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
     

    About Our School

    School Colors: Blue & White

    Mascot: Cougars

     

    About Clifty Creek Elementary

    “Clifty Creek Elementary sits high atop a sloping 22-acre site of very uneven terrain overlooking US 31 at the south edge of Columbus. The building is constructed using white-glazed tile blocks as a base, grey aggregate block above, and glass, unusual for a Meier design, as he usually prefers one color: white. People are often quite shocked to see this two-toned color scheme as well as an occassional splash of color inside. The interior is nearly all white as Meier felt that the children would provide the color thru their creations as well as their mere presence.

    At the dedication on Sunday, November 7th, 1982, it was called the finest elementary school in the state of Indiana by T. Randall Tucker, a member of the Indiana Commission on General Education

    Architect Richard Meier attended the dedication and modestly remarked that he hoped his then very young children would be able to attend a school as fine as this one.

    Richard Meier’s office operates out of New York and Los Angeles. His team of six partners has completed over 130 projects throughout America, Europe, and Asia. He is considered one of the last practicing twentieth-century modernists.