McDowell Elementary School offers academic programs to nurture the emotional, physical, aesthetic and social development of students. The school provides Title I, special, and gifted and talented education programs. Located in Columbia, Tenn., it serves students in prekindergarten through grade five. McDowell Elementary School offers classes in physical education, music and technology. The school s core curriculum includes various subjects, such as English, math, science, social studies and language arts. It operates a parent-teacher association that sponsors carnivals, parent-teacher meetings and fundraising events. Founded in 1883, McDowell Elementary School is governed by Maury County Public Schools, which includes several elementary, middle, unit and high schools.