Pettis County Public Schools

There are 20 public schools in Pettis County, Missouri, serving 6,611 students.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Missouri state average of 27%.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the state average of 13:1.

Pettis County Public Schools

  • School Location Students Grades
  • SedaliaE W Thompson School
    Special Education School
    1520 Thompson Blvd
    Special Education School
    26 students | Gr. KG-12
  • Sedalia
    Early Childhood Center
    2255 South Ingram
    91 students | Gr. PK
  • Green RidgeGreen Ridge Elementary School
    401 West Pettis St
    Green RidgeMO65332
    226 students | Gr. KG-6
  • Green Ridge
    Green Ridge High School
    401 West Pettis St
    Green RidgeMO65332
    191 students | Gr. 7-12
  • SedaliaHeber Hunt Elementary School
    600 South Warren
    452 students | Gr. KG-4
  • Sedalia
    Horace Mann Elementary School
    1100 West 16th
    309 students | Gr. KG-4
  • La MonteLa Monte Elementary School
    201 South Washington
    La MonteMO65337
    238 students | Gr. PK-6
  • La Monte
    La Monte High School
    301 South Washington
    La MonteMO65337
    166 students | Gr. 7-12
  • HoustoniaNorthwest Elementary School
    407 West Tuck
    165 students | Gr. KG-6
  • HughesvilleNorthwest High School
    16215 Hwy H
    177 students | Gr. 7-12
  • SedaliaParkview Elementary School
    1901 South New York
    427 students | Gr. KG-4
  • Sedalia
    Pettis Co. Elementary School
    22675 Depot Rd
    143 students | Gr. PK-8
  • Sedalia
    Sedalia Middle School
    2205 South Ingram
    734 students | Gr. 5-6
  • Sedalia
    Skyline Elementary School
    2505 West 32nd St
    458 students | Gr. KG-4
  • Sedalia
    Smith Cotton Junior High School
    312 East Broadway
    1035 students | Gr. 7-9
  • Sedalia
    Smith-cotton High School
    2010 Tiger Pride Blvd
    984 students | Gr. 10-12
  • SmithtonSmithton Elementary School
    505 South Myrtle
    327 students | Gr. KG-6
  • Smithton
    Smithton High School
    505 South Myrtle
    254 students | Gr. 7-12
  • SedaliaState Fair High School
    Vocational School
    3201 West 16th St
    Vocational School


     students | Gr. 9-12
  • Sedalia
    Washington Elementary School
    610 South Engineer
    208 students | Gr. KG-4

County Statistics

About Pettis County County Statistics (MO) State Statistics
Population (Approximate) 41,721 people 5,937,384 people
Age 25+ w/College Degree 18% 18%
Median Household Income $42,375 $41,010
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Did You Know?
Pettis County, MO public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.34, which is lower than the Missouri average of 0.43. The most diverse school district in Pettis County is La Monte R-iv School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Missouri or in the USA.