Great students, but students that truly need the structure the school day provides. We are a school family where everyone know everyone else’s name. Nobody gets lost in the shuffle or the bureaucracy of the academic day, students or staff!
Mark Twain National Forest, 11 Point River, Greer Mill, Beatles visit to Pigman Ranch in 1964, Mayberry by a different name.
smalltown, tightknit, core values, sincere, country
very small class sizes, staff are more like family than coworkers, very low discipline rates, high morale, old fashioned
Couch R-I School District
Couch School in a small school that is more like a family than a school. You will be supported and feel part of us in no time at all. If you want to join a district that cares about you and your family, then you will want to be at Couch Schools. We have great parental support and our students work hard to achieve their goals.
East Carter County R-2 Schools
Although we are one of the largest Pre-kindergarten through eighth grades in the
state, with approximately 540 students and 85 staff members, we are comprised
of like-minded teachers who support each other and the students and community
we serve. Students excel here at Fairview as demonstrated by their continued
success in whichever high school they choose to attend.
Fairview is located three miles west of West Plains, Missouri. The school and
community are located near the Ozark National Scenic Waterways and the Mark
Twain National Forest which contain numerous opportunities such as hunting,
fishing, kayaking and hiking to name a few. The area is a great place to live,
work, and raise a family.
Glenwood R-8 School District
Glenwood is a community-based school featuring small class sizes, 1:1 student technology, and a strong culture of love and caring for each and every student. We strive to build and maintain strong, positive relationships with our families to help give our students every opportunity to succeed.
Houston R-1 School District
Junction Hill C-12 School District
We are a small, family-oriented school with approximately 200 students and 40 staff members. We strive to keep class sizes small in order to give more personalized attention to each student. We have a very active community of supporters for both academic and athletic endeavors.
Licking R-VIII School District
Individualized instruction for all students, strong FFA program, FCCLA, FBLA, Student Council, pride in athletics and academics, numerous extra-curricular activities options, dedicated staff, strong parental support, close to Fort Leonard Wood, safe community.
Mountain Grove Schools
The Mountain Grove School District will provide an education that empowers graduates to be adaptive life-long learners.
With a low crime rate, great schools, hometown pride and traditions going back many years, we strive to make this community the best it can be.
Mountain View-Birch Tree R-III
We are on a mission to make sure all students and employees thrive in our district. Learn here! Teach here! Thrive here!
We are a school district from two small communities, Mountain View and Birch Tree. There are several favorite swimming and fishing holes throughout the district. We are fortunate to be just minutes away from the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, beautiful springs, mills, and state parks. Although we are small communities, you will find a municipal golf course, a youth center, a variety of city parks, a municipal pool, and a public library. You can shop at Wal-Mart, the General Dollar Store, Wal-greens, and several family-owned businesses. Mercy St. Francis Hospital, Mercy Clinic-Mountain View, Mercy Clinic-Birch Tree, and Ozarks Healthcare Clinic are available in our community to meet your medical needs. You can participate in several community groups, such as UPP! (community group for people with disabilities), Girl Scouts, the local Farmer’s Market, Garden Club, Masons, Rotary Club, and the VFW. We have a variety of local restaurants to eat at, along with a few fast food chains. You will also find several active churches in our communities.
Oregon-Howell R-III School District
Small class sizes, teamwork and collaboration among staff, supportive administration, PLTW embedded courses at the elementary and high school levels, dual-credit options, eMINTS technology and SEL focus, competitive pay within our Frisco League rural schools.
Accolades: eMINTS & PLTW Certified
Plato is a close-knit community that is family-centered, faith-driven, and focused on cultivating connections with our neighbors. We are close to Fort Leonard Wood and are approximately 40% military-impacted.
Richards is a small school with big designs. Our students do not lack opportunities and experiences found with our big city neighbors. Our students can explore an array of STEM courses, experience the arts, participate in a broad range of physical fitness activities, and enjoy a broad range of extracurricular activities.
Southern Reynolds County R-II
Committed to educating, engaging, and empowering lifelong learners, when you enter the doors of Southern Reynolds County R-II, you will frequently hear the term Whippet Family. Our staff is the foundation of what we strive to build, and our students are our children and the future of our community. We are a small school that emboldens the adage of it takes a village. With several academic bowl titles, and both sides of town welcoming you with signage honoring our sports state champions, the community abounds with support for the district.
We are an A+ Designated and DCI (District Continuous Improvement) School. To allow our staff time for DCI activities, we also have a four-day school week. Our students consistently place at State Beta Convention, we hold several academic bowl titles (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021), and we host a competitive annual math bowl. We also offer dual credit courses, with reimbursement opportunities, for students through Three Rivers College. We are a member of two conferences, the Black River League and Big Springs Conference, allowing our students ample exposure to perform in a wide variety of activities.
The Ellington community is home to around 1,000 people who choose to live here because of the natural beauty and laid-back way of life. At the intersection of State Highway 21 and Scenic Highway 106, we are approximately 125 miles south of St Louis, 55 miles northwest of Poplar Bluff, and 170 miles east of Springfield, a short drive from everywhere.
Current River can be found just west of Ellington’s City limits. The first river to be designated as a National Scenic River and is known for its crystal-clear water, large gravel bars, and 100’s of springs, this location is a favorite for floating, camping, fishing, boating and relaxing. Additional recreational opportunities include nearby Clearwater Lake, Black River, Blue Spring, Rocky Falls, Klepzig Mill, Johnson Shut-Ins and Reed Spring. The Current River Conservation Area is home to an abundance of wildlife such as eagles, elk, deer, turkeys and wild birds that can be seen daily at any of these areas. The area invites you to explore hollers and hills, rivers, trails, lakes and springs, to float, boat, fish, swim, hunt, camp, hike and ride in these pristine natural areas.
Summersville R-2 School District
We have a rigorous curriculum, which challenges students to develop higher level thinking skills. Our caring faculty and staff sets an example for the students as lifelong learners.
We encourage and welcome parents and community members to be involved in the educational process.
Van Buren R-1
The school district is supported by the community. Our staff is friendly and family oriented, and do whatever it takes to put our kids first.
West Plains School District
Very strong focus on community, being a Zizzer, and a hometown feel.
Willow Springs R-IV
The Willow Springs R-IV School District is fully accredited by DESE, a member of the South Central Association Conference, and an A+ school. The Willow Springs High School was established in 1894 with the first graduation held in 1895. The campus (Pre-K-12) is located on Ferguson Street and stretches from Fourth to Tenth Street and includes an elementary school, a middle school and a high school. A wide variety of sports and organizations are offered to appeal to diverse student interests. Students also have Project Lead the Way opportunities available in Engineering at the high school and Medical Detectives, App Creators and Flight and Space at the middle school. The district strives to prepare and equip its graduates for success, whether they continue their education in an institution of higher learning or enter the workforce.
Winona RIII Schools
4-day school week (Monday-Thursday), small class size, competitive salary scale, family atmosphere, exceptional student body, supportive board of education
We are a very small School located in the middle of the Mark Twain National Forest. Lots of hiking trails, springs, Ozark Trail, State Parks within minutes of the school.