Athletic Department

The Columbia Public Schools Athletics department is proud to offer a strong athletics program, the purpose of which is to develop in young people an understanding of the positive impact an active lifestyle will have on their lives. The program also provides a unique learning environment where affective, psychomotor, and cognitive skills can be developed. Also fostered are good health practices, good sportsmanship, self-control, self-expression, and the opportunity for positive social interaction with peers. Research clearly shows that active healthy students are more likely to be academically motivated and establish habits of behavior that will promote lives that are models of wellness.

Welcome to Hickman High School!


Our Hickman community brings their talents, hopes, and dreams to school every day.  We wear purple with pride and welcome new members to our community with warmth and kindness. Our purple family supports and believes in each other.

Educators in this building believe in the importance of relationships, the value of professional learning teams, the benefits of giving descriptive learning feedback, and the essential quality of being reflective practitioners.

My goal as your principal is to remove barriers, build on strengths, push forward progress and cultivate an environment where we all can be the best version of ourselves.

Our incredible staff, the very best part of HHS, is here to welcome you, or to welcome you back, to Hickman High School this fall. I am honored to be a part of that staff as I serve as your principal for what should be an exciting 2022-23 school year.

Don’t hesitate to contact me at with needs, concerns, and ideas to constructively address the challenges inevitable in a community of 2000+ people.

Strawberry Shortcake Gooseberry Pie,

Ms. Grupe