Compared to other states, Missouri is in the middle of the pack in terms of public education quality, earning a “C” grade in the 2019 Quality Counts report card. According to this online ranking, Missouri’s best school system is Kirkwood School District, which comprises five elementary schools, two middle schools, and a high school serving an enrollment of 5,700 students. Students of the district regularly earn test scores that are among the highest in the state while graduating at a rate of 99%.
Waynesville is the highest ranked school district in this part of the state, ranking at number 16th in the state. Rolla is ranked 31st, Lebanon 34th, and Camdenton 42nd.’s Top School District Rankings were determined by assessing crucial scholastic and financial metrics, including student-to-teacher ratio, standardized test scores, teacher quality, graduation rate, and school funding for over 10,000 schools in the US.
Data was gathered from databases at the National Center for Education Statistics and the U.S. Department of Education.