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Teaching Schools in Missouri Districts

Missouri has more than 179 school districts, from Boone county County's to Jefferson 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
Columbia 93 Columbia 93 Boone 17,963 1250 $183,677,000
Aurora R-viii Aurora R-viii Lawrence 2,054 133 $16,233,000
Brookfield R-iii Brookfield R-iii Linn 1,040 93 $9,871,000
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
Cassville R-iv Cassville R-iv Barry 1,903 123 $15,331,000
Center 58 Center 58 Jackson 2,664 215 $32,914,000
Centralia R-vi Centralia R-vi Boone 1,339 98 $11,316,000
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
Desoto 73 Desoto 73 Jefferson 3,011 195 $27,297,000
Dixon R-i Dixon R-i Pulaski 1,025 78 $8,440,000
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
Festus R-vi Festus R-vi Jefferson 2,995 191 $23,159,000
Fort Osage R-i Fort Osage R-i Jackson 5,074 340 $50,912,000
Fredericktown R-i Fredericktown R-i Madison 1,966 139 $15,298,000
Grandview C-4 Grandview C-4 Jackson 4,385 281 $46,108,000
Hannibal 60 Hannibal 60 Marion 3,711 280 $31,216,000
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
Jennings Jennings St. louis 2,604 152 $25,136,000
Joplin Schools Joplin Schools Jasper 7,770 543 $62,759,000
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
Lebanon R-iii Lebanon R-iii Laclede 4,624 311 $37,700,000
Macon Co R-iMacon Co R-i Macon 1,347 107 $11,723,000
Marshfield R-i Marshfield R-i Webster 3,040 209 $22,496,000
Montgomery Co R-iiMontgomery Co R-ii Montgomery 1,260 93 $10,959,000
Nixa Public SchoolsNixa Public Schools Christian 6,069 417 $48,814,000
Normandy Normandy St. louis 3,241 220 $44,907,000
Orchard Farm R-v Orchard Farm R-v St. charles 1,848 117 $18,213,000
Meramec Valley R-iii Meramec Valley R-iii Franklin 3,196 218 $30,558,000
Park Hill Park Hill Platte 11,533 730 $116,373,000
Platte Co R-iiiPlatte Co R-iii Platte 4,027 294 $36,085,000
Raytown C-2 Raytown C-2 Jackson 9,476 636 $86,190,000
Republic R-iii Republic R-iii Greene 4,846 315 $37,822,000
Specl Sch Dst St Louis CoSpecl Sch Dst St Louis Co St. louis 4,421 337 $359,357,000
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
Francis Howell R-iii Francis Howell R-iii St. charles 18,104 1159 $182,688,000
Ste Genevieve Co R-iiSte Genevieve Co R-ii Ste. genevieve 1,890 142 $21,775,000
Trenton R-ix Trenton R-ix Grundy 1,226 96 $9,928,000
Union R-xi Union R-xi Franklin 3,127 210 $25,357,000
Warren Co R-iiiWarren Co R-iii Warren 3,249 227 $27,087,000
Washington Washington Franklin 4,152 312 $42,268,000
Webb City R-vii Webb City R-vii Jasper 4,349 272 $31,124,000
Willard R-ii Willard R-ii Greene 4,572 316 $37,561,000
University Academy University Academy Jackson 1,001 73 $12,362,000
Affton 101 Affton 101 St. louis 2,670 157 $26,505,000
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
Branson R-iv Branson R-iv Taney 4,782 309 $39,325,000
Butler R-v Butler R-v Bates 1,125 77 $8,587,000
Caruthersville 18 Caruthersville 18 Pemiscot 1,131 73 $10,397,000
Ft Zumwalt R-iiFt Zumwalt R-ii St. charles 18,289 1218 $185,052,000
Doniphan R-i Doniphan R-i Ripley 1,517 112 $12,355,000
El Dorado Springs R-ii El Dorado Springs R-ii Cedar 1,164 100 $10,471,000
Forsyth R-iii Forsyth R-iii Taney 1,187 74 $9,725,000
Fox C-6 Fox C-6 Jefferson 11,407 777 $114,860,000
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
Harrisonville R-ix Harrisonville R-ix Cass 2,590 188 $23,436,000
Hazelwood Hazelwood St. louis 18,193 1227 $189,445,000
Hickman Mills C-1 Hickman Mills C-1 Jackson 6,308 464 $63,932,000
Jefferson Co R-viiJefferson Co R-vii Jefferson 1,032 76 $9,674,000
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
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
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
Logan-rogersville R-viii Logan-rogersville R-viii Webster 2,280 152 $17,856,000
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
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
Monett R-i Monett R-i Barry 2,385 172 $20,699,000
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
Nevada R-v Nevada R-v Vernon 2,487 190 $22,008,000
Odessa R-vii Odessa R-vii Lafayette 2,032 148 $17,783,000
Parkway C-2 Parkway C-2 St. louis 17,674 1197 $210,050,000
Raymore-peculiar R-ii Raymore-peculiar R-ii Cass 6,087 395 $51,320,000
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
Richmond R-xvi Richmond R-xvi Ray 1,596 106 $12,022,000
Riverview Gardens Riverview Gardens St. louis 5,527 344 $51,923,000
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
School Of The Osage School Of The Osage Miller 1,947 141 $18,427,000
Springfield R-xii Springfield R-xii Greene 25,670 1710 $225,091,000
Strafford R-vi Strafford R-vi Greene 1,214 88 $9,623,000
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
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
Warsaw R-ix Warsaw R-ix Benton 1,275 92 $11,067,000
Waynesville R-vi Waynesville R-vi Pulaski 6,129 423 $61,156,000
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
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
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
Ava R-i Ava R-i Douglas 1,322 91 $11,290,000
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
Dallas Co R-iDallas Co R-i Dallas 1,685 121 $16,042,000
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
Chillicothe R-ii Chillicothe R-ii Livingston 1,933 142 $17,446,000
Clayton Clayton St. louis 2,670 233 $44,590,000
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
Dexter R-xi Dexter R-xi Stoddard 2,105 146 $16,260,000
East Prairie R-ii East Prairie R-ii Mississippi 1,231 89 $8,759,000
Eldon R-i Eldon R-i Miller 1,919 140 $15,755,000
Ferguson-florissant R-ii Ferguson-florissant R-ii St. louis 11,214 730 $117,831,000
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
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
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
Kennett 39 Kennett 39 Dunklin 2,083 149 $16,986,000
Knob Noster R-viii Knob Noster R-viii Johnson 1,549 111 $13,655,000
Lindbergh Schools Lindbergh Schools St. louis 6,495 402 $56,296,000
Marshall Marshall Saline 2,555 183 $21,044,000
Mexico 59 Mexico 59 Audrain 2,392 188 $20,794,000
Moberly Moberly Randolph 2,356 187 $21,179,000
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
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
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
Palmyra R-i Palmyra R-i Marion 1,099 86 $9,944,000
Pattonville R-iii Pattonville R-iii St. louis 5,806 430 $77,094,000
Perry Co 32Perry Co 32 Perry 2,316 176 $20,792,000
Reeds Spring R-iv Reeds Spring R-iv Stone 1,836 146 $19,062,000
Ritenour Ritenour St. louis 6,474 388 $59,221,000
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
St Charles R-viSt Charles R-vi St. charles 5,116 431 $60,941,000
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
Sullivan Sullivan Franklin 2,251 165 $17,504,000
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
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
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