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Missouri school districts

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K-12 Education in Missouri
State Superintendent: Chris Nicastro
Number of students: 916,584[1]
Number of teachers: 66,252
Teacher/pupil ratio: 1:13.8
Number of school districts: 572
Number of schools: 2,408
Graduation rate: 86%[2]
Per-pupil spending: $9,410[3]
See also
Public education in Missouri
Missouri Department of Education
Missouri school districts
List of school districts in Missouri
Missouri

Missouri is home to 572 school districts, 2,408 schools and 916,584 K-12 students.[4]

Quick facts

State school administrators

  • Commissioner of Education:[5] Chris Nicastro
  • State Board of Education:
    • Peter F. Herschend, President
    • Michael W. Jones, Vice President
    • Deborah L. Demien
    • Charlie W. Shields
    • Russell C. Still
    • Dr. O. Victor Lenz, Jr.

Enrollment and spending

The following table displays the top ten Missouri school districts by total student enrollment and per-pupil spending per Average Daily Attendance (ADA).[6]

Student enrollment Per-pupil spending per ADA
1.) Springfield R-XII 1.) SSD of St. Louis County
2.) St. Louis 2.) Gorin R-3
3.) Rockwood R-VI 3.) Craig R-III
4.) Fort Zumwalt R-II 4.) Clayton
5.) North Kansas City #74 5.) Lesterville R-IV
6.) Hazelwood 6.) North Daviess R-III
7.) Lee's Summit R-VII 7.) Brentwood
8.) Parkway C-II 8.) Cowgill R-VI
9.) Francis Howell R-III 9.) Breckenridge R-1
10.) Columbia #93 10.) St. Louis

Demographics

The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in Missouri.[7]

Ethnicity Number of students Percentage
White 686,147 74.69%
African American 156,941 17.10%
Hispanic 41,691 4.54%
Asian/Pacific Islander 18,080 2.00%
Two or More Races 11,510 1.25%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 4,341 0.42%

School board elections

Upcoming elections

See also: Missouri school board elections, 2014

A total of 19 Missouri school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment held elections in 2014. These districts featured 54 seats that were up for election. Each district held elections in April 2014. The districts listed below served 302,001 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[8]

2014 Missouri School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Ferguson-Florissant School District 4/8/2014 3 7 12,236
Fox C-6 School District 4/8/2014 3 7 11,690
Park Hill School District 4/8/2014 2 7 10,307
Blue Springs School District 4/8/2014 3 7 14,108
Columbia Public Schools 4/8/2014 3 7 17,550
Francis Howell School District 4/8/2014 3 7 19,981
Fort Zumwalt R-Il School District 4/8/2014 2 7 18,951
Hazelwood School District 4/8/2014 3 7 18,655
Independence School District 4/8/2014 3 7 14,545
Kansas City Public Schools 4/8/2014 5 9 15,835
Lee's Summit R-7 Schools 4/8/2014 3 7 17,803
Liberty Public Schools 4/8/2014 3 7 10,936
Mehlville School District 4/8/2014 3 7 11,006
North Kansas City Schools 4/8/2014 2 7 18,764
Parkway Schools 4/8/2014 3 7 17,458
Rockwood School District 4/8/2014 3 7 22,823
Springfield Public Schools 4/8/2014 2 7 24,730
St. Joseph School District 4/8/2014 2 7 11,709
Wentzville R-IV School District 4/8/2014 3 7 12,914


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