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Teaching Schools in Missouri Districts

Missouri has more than 179 school districts, from New madrid county County's to Warren county County's and everywhere in between.

Here's a list of all districts with more than 1,000 students, plus some key information if you're interested in becoming a teacher in Missouri. Don't miss our report on Missouri Teacher Salaries!

District County Number of Students Number of Full Time Teachers Total Education Expenditures
New Madrid Co R-iNew Madrid Co R-i New madrid 1,455 124 $15,903,000
Hogan Preparatory AcademyHogan Preparatory Academy Jackson 1,000 86 $10,906,000
University Academy University Academy Jackson 1,001 73 $12,362,000
Confluence Academies Confluence Academies St. louis city 2,938 231 $33,908,000
Frontier School Of InnovationFrontier School Of Innovation Jackson 1,504 104 $11,576,000
Gateway Science Acad/st LouisGateway Science Acad/st Louis St. louis city 1,285 102 $8,594,000
Columbia 93 Columbia 93 Boone 17,963 1250 $183,677,000
Affton 101 Affton 101 St. louis 2,670 157 $26,505,000
Aurora R-viii Aurora R-viii Lawrence 2,054 133 $16,233,000
Ava R-i Ava R-i Douglas 1,322 91 $11,290,000
Bayless Bayless St. louis 1,605 106 $13,282,000
Belton 124 Belton 124 Cass 4,922 310 $43,111,000
Scott Co R-ivScott Co R-iv Scott 1,032 70 $7,489,000
Blue Springs R-iv Blue Springs R-iv Jackson 14,277 890 $137,790,000
Bolivar R-i Bolivar R-i Polk 2,847 194 $22,049,000
North St Francois Co R-iNorth St Francois Co R-i St. francois 3,098 223 $25,567,000
Boonville R-i Boonville R-i Cooper 1,598 122 $13,217,000
Bowling Green R-i Bowling Green R-i Pike 1,306 96 $10,727,000
Branson R-iv Branson R-iv Taney 4,782 309 $39,325,000
Brookfield R-iii Brookfield R-iii Linn 1,040 93 $9,871,000
Dallas Co R-iDallas Co R-i Dallas 1,685 121 $16,042,000
Butler R-v Butler R-v Bates 1,125 77 $8,587,000
Moniteau Co R-iMoniteau Co R-i Moniteau 1,327 100 $10,463,000
Camdenton R-iii Camdenton R-iii Camden 4,304 328 $42,245,000
Cameron R-i Cameron R-i Clinton 1,845 124 $15,898,000
Cape Girardeau 63 Cape Girardeau 63 Cape girardeau 4,230 369 $41,083,000
Carl Junction R-i Carl Junction R-i Jasper 3,398 220 $26,299,000
Carthage R-ix Carthage R-ix Jasper 4,783 337 $37,660,000
Caruthersville 18 Caruthersville 18 Pemiscot 1,131 73 $10,397,000
Cassville R-iv Cassville R-iv Barry 1,903 123 $15,331,000
Center 58 Center 58 Jackson 2,664 215 $32,914,000
Ft Zumwalt R-iiFt Zumwalt R-ii St. charles 18,289 1218 $185,052,000
Centralia R-vi Centralia R-vi Boone 1,339 98 $11,316,000
Chillicothe R-ii Chillicothe R-ii Livingston 1,933 142 $17,446,000
Clayton Clayton St. louis 2,670 233 $44,590,000
Clearwater R-i Clearwater R-i Wayne 1,042 73 $8,747,000
Clever R-v Clever R-v Christian 1,168 84 $8,682,000
Clinton Clinton Henry 1,766 135 $15,534,000
Blair Oaks R-iiBlair Oaks R-ii Cole 1,196 75 $8,919,000
Crawford Co R-iiCrawford Co R-ii Crawford 1,497 109 $11,918,000
Desoto 73 Desoto 73 Jefferson 3,011 195 $27,297,000
Dexter R-xi Dexter R-xi Stoddard 2,105 146 $16,260,000
Dixon R-i Dixon R-i Pulaski 1,025 78 $8,440,000
Doniphan R-i Doniphan R-i Ripley 1,517 112 $12,355,000
East Prairie R-ii East Prairie R-ii Mississippi 1,231 89 $8,759,000
El Dorado Springs R-ii El Dorado Springs R-ii Cedar 1,164 100 $10,471,000
Eldon R-i Eldon R-i Miller 1,919 140 $15,755,000
Excelsior Springs 40 Excelsior Springs 40 Clay 2,939 219 $27,644,000
Fair Grove R-x Fair Grove R-x Greene 1,130 79 $8,253,000
Farmington R-vii Farmington R-vii St. francois 4,004 252 $31,625,000
Ferguson-florissant R-ii Ferguson-florissant R-ii St. louis 11,214 730 $117,831,000
Festus R-vi Festus R-vi Jefferson 2,995 191 $23,159,000
Forsyth R-iii Forsyth R-iii Taney 1,187 74 $9,725,000
Fort Osage R-i Fort Osage R-i Jackson 5,074 340 $50,912,000
Fox C-6 Fox C-6 Jefferson 11,407 777 $114,860,000
Fredericktown R-i Fredericktown R-i Madison 1,966 139 $15,298,000
Fulton 58 Fulton 58 Callaway 2,361 143 $18,112,000
Grain Valley R-v Grain Valley R-v Jackson 4,114 286 $32,359,000
Grandview C-4 Grandview C-4 Jackson 4,385 281 $46,108,000
Hallsville R-iv Hallsville R-iv Boone 1,378 97 $11,582,000
Hancock Place Hancock Place St. louis 1,441 99 $16,205,000
Hannibal 60 Hannibal 60 Marion 3,711 280 $31,216,000
Harrisonville R-ix Harrisonville R-ix Cass 2,590 188 $23,436,000
Hazelwood Hazelwood St. louis 18,193 1227 $189,445,000
Dunklin R-v Dunklin R-v Jefferson 1,728 113 $14,877,000
Gasconade Co R-iGasconade Co R-i Gasconade 1,019 77 $8,970,000
Hickman Mills C-1 Hickman Mills C-1 Jackson 6,308 464 $63,932,000
Lafayette Co C-1Lafayette Co C-1 Lafayette 1,021 79 $8,833,000
Hillsboro R-iii Hillsboro R-iii Jefferson 3,459 234 $30,562,000
Holden R-iii Holden R-iii Johnson 1,221 91 $11,675,000
Hollister R-v Hollister R-v Taney 1,407 111 $14,135,000
Houston R-i Houston R-i Texas 1,086 91 $9,163,000
Independence 30 Independence 30 Jackson 15,083 919 $140,606,000
Jackson R-ii Jackson R-ii Cape girardeau 5,097 303 $35,742,000
Jefferson City Jefferson City Cole 8,991 627 $80,743,000
Jefferson Co R-viiJefferson Co R-vii Jefferson 1,032 76 $9,674,000
Jennings Jennings St. louis 2,604 152 $25,136,000
Joplin Schools Joplin Schools Jasper 7,770 543 $62,759,000
Clark Co R-iClark Co R-i Clark 1,067 81 $8,523,000
Kansas City 33 Kansas City 33 Jackson 15,573 1075 $202,575,000
Kearney R-i Kearney R-i Clay 3,477 236 $32,051,000
Kennett 39 Kennett 39 Dunklin 2,083 149 $16,986,000
Kirksville R-iii Kirksville R-iii Adair 2,564 208 $22,686,000
Kirkwood R-vii Kirkwood R-vii St. louis 6,007 386 $65,811,000
Knob Noster R-viii Knob Noster R-viii Johnson 1,549 111 $13,655,000
Ladue Ladue St. louis 4,330 314 $50,456,000
Lamar R-i Lamar R-i Barton 1,293 104 $12,194,000
Lawson R-xiv Lawson R-xiv Ray 1,135 80 $10,098,000
Lebanon R-iii Lebanon R-iii Laclede 4,624 311 $37,700,000
Lees Summit R-viiLees Summit R-vii Jackson 18,073 1147 $173,375,000
Liberty 53 Liberty 53 Clay 12,262 770 $109,576,000
Lindbergh Schools Lindbergh Schools St. louis 6,495 402 $56,296,000
Logan-rogersville R-viii Logan-rogersville R-viii Webster 2,280 152 $17,856,000
Macon Co R-iMacon Co R-i Macon 1,347 107 $11,723,000
Malden R-i Malden R-i Dunklin 1,061 80 $9,579,000
Maplewood-richmond Heights Maplewood-richmond Heights St. louis 1,361 100 $16,458,000
Marshall Marshall Saline 2,555 183 $21,044,000
Marshfield R-i Marshfield R-i Webster 3,040 209 $22,496,000
Maryville R-ii Maryville R-ii Nodaway 1,493 127 $14,613,000
Mcdonald Co R-iMcdonald Co R-i Mcdonald 3,890 294 $30,697,000
Mehlville R-ix Mehlville R-ix St. louis 10,582 668 $93,015,000
Mexico 59 Mexico 59 Audrain 2,392 188 $20,794,000
Moberly Moberly Randolph 2,356 187 $21,179,000
Monett R-i Monett R-i Barry 2,385 172 $20,699,000
Montgomery Co R-iiMontgomery Co R-ii Montgomery 1,260 93 $10,959,000
Mountain Grove R-iii Mountain Grove R-iii Wright 1,523 108 $11,499,000
Mountain View-birch Tree R-iii Mountain View-birch Tree R-iii Shannon 1,241 93 $9,993,000
Mt Vernon R-vMt Vernon R-v Lawrence 1,483 110 $12,258,000
Neosho R-v Neosho R-v Newton 4,717 311 $34,822,000
Nevada R-v Nevada R-v Vernon 2,487 190 $22,008,000
Nixa Public SchoolsNixa Public Schools Christian 6,069 417 $48,814,000
Normandy Normandy St. louis 3,241 220 $44,907,000
North Callaway Co R-iNorth Callaway Co R-i Callaway 1,102 93 $9,933,000
North Kansas City 74 North Kansas City 74 Clay 19,984 1263 $197,583,000
Northwest R-i Northwest R-i Jefferson 6,477 417 $64,223,000
Oak Grove R-vi Oak Grove R-vi Jackson 2,037 141 $17,327,000
Odessa R-vii Odessa R-vii Lafayette 2,032 148 $17,783,000
Orchard Farm R-v Orchard Farm R-v St. charles 1,848 117 $18,213,000
Gasconade Co R-iiGasconade Co R-ii Gasconade 1,914 129 $15,367,000
Ozark R-vi Ozark R-vi Christian 5,569 388 $42,688,000
Meramec Valley R-iii Meramec Valley R-iii Franklin 3,196 218 $30,558,000
Palmyra R-i Palmyra R-i Marion 1,099 86 $9,944,000
Park Hill Park Hill Platte 11,533 730 $116,373,000
Parkway C-2 Parkway C-2 St. louis 17,674 1197 $210,050,000
Pattonville R-iii Pattonville R-iii St. louis 5,806 430 $77,094,000
Raymore-peculiar R-ii Raymore-peculiar R-ii Cass 6,087 395 $51,320,000
Perry Co 32Perry Co 32 Perry 2,316 176 $20,792,000
Platte Co R-iiiPlatte Co R-iii Platte 4,027 294 $36,085,000
Pleasant Hill R-iii Pleasant Hill R-iii Cass 2,124 139 $17,409,000
Poplar Bluff R-i Poplar Bluff R-i Butler 5,381 290 $39,326,000
Potosi R-iii Potosi R-iii Washington 2,331 162 $19,413,000
Raytown C-2 Raytown C-2 Jackson 9,476 636 $86,190,000
Reeds Spring R-iv Reeds Spring R-iv Stone 1,836 146 $19,062,000
Republic R-iii Republic R-iii Greene 4,846 315 $37,822,000
Richmond R-xvi Richmond R-xvi Ray 1,596 106 $12,022,000
Ritenour Ritenour St. louis 6,474 388 $59,221,000
Riverview Gardens Riverview Gardens St. louis 5,527 344 $51,923,000
Specl Sch Dst St Louis CoSpecl Sch Dst St Louis Co St. louis 4,421 337 $359,357,000
Rockwood R-vi Rockwood R-vi St. louis 21,931 1441 $213,532,000
Rolla 31 Rolla 31 Phelps 4,122 271 $35,398,000
St JosephSt Joseph Buchanan 11,746 852 $107,266,000
Salem R-80 Salem R-80 Dent 1,417 103 $10,939,000
Savannah R-iii Savannah R-iii Andrew 2,270 165 $18,589,000
School Of The Osage School Of The Osage Miller 1,947 141 $18,427,000
Sedalia 200 Sedalia 200 Pettis 5,053 347 $37,386,000
Seneca R-vii Seneca R-vii Newton 1,453 104 $12,963,000
Sikeston R-6 Sikeston R-6 Scott 3,515 250 $28,127,000
Smithville R-ii Smithville R-ii Clay 2,620 163 $21,523,000
Southern Boone Co R-iSouthern Boone Co R-i Boone 1,603 114 $12,358,000
Springfield R-xii Springfield R-xii Greene 25,670 1710 $225,091,000
St Charles R-viSt Charles R-vi St. charles 5,116 431 $60,941,000
Francis Howell R-iii Francis Howell R-iii St. charles 18,104 1159 $182,688,000
St Clair R-xiiiSt Clair R-xiii Franklin 2,367 174 $22,140,000
Central R-iii Central R-iii St. francois 2,137 138 $18,128,000
St James R-iSt James R-i Phelps 1,799 127 $16,603,000
St Louis CitySt Louis City St. louis city 24,496 1800 $341,360,000
Ste Genevieve Co R-iiSte Genevieve Co R-ii Ste. genevieve 1,890 142 $21,775,000
Strafford R-vi Strafford R-vi Greene 1,214 88 $9,623,000
Sullivan Sullivan Franklin 2,251 165 $17,504,000
Trenton R-ix Trenton R-ix Grundy 1,226 96 $9,928,000
East Newton Co R-viEast Newton Co R-vi Newton 1,422 105 $12,612,000
Troy R-iii Troy R-iii Lincoln 6,161 384 $52,459,000
Union R-xi Union R-xi Franklin 3,127 210 $25,357,000
University City University City St. louis 2,973 215 $37,979,000
Morgan Co R-iiMorgan Co R-ii Morgan 1,381 106 $11,431,000
Warrensburg R-vi Warrensburg R-vi Johnson 3,329 240 $29,360,000
Warren Co R-iiiWarren Co R-iii Warren 3,249 227 $27,087,000
Warsaw R-ix Warsaw R-ix Benton 1,275 92 $11,067,000
Washington Washington Franklin 4,152 312 $42,268,000
Waynesville R-vi Waynesville R-vi Pulaski 6,129 423 $61,156,000
Webb City R-vii Webb City R-vii Jasper 4,349 272 $31,124,000
Webster Groves Webster Groves St. louis 4,619 295 $49,574,000
Wentzville R-iv Wentzville R-iv St. charles 15,710 971 $133,702,000
West Plains R-vii West Plains R-vii Howell 2,552 176 $22,754,000
Willard R-ii Willard R-ii Greene 4,572 316 $37,561,000
Willow Springs R-iv Willow Springs R-iv Howell 1,370 113 $10,774,000
Windsor C-1 Windsor C-1 Jefferson 3,095 199 $25,234,000
Winfield R-iv Winfield R-iv Lincoln 1,532 107 $12,510,000
Wright City R-ii Of Warren CoWright City R-ii Of Warren Co Warren 1,593 110 $14,150,000
Sources:
  • Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey Data, Common Core of Data (CCD) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ccd/pubschuniv.asp
  • Local Education Agency (School District) Finance Survey (F-33) Data, Common Core of Data (CCD) 2013-14, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ccd/f33agency.asp