Top 10 Best Missouri Public Schools (2024)

Missouri is the #14 largest school system in the United States, serving 887,077 students across the 2,461 public schools for the 2024 school year (there are 662 private schools, serving 115,743 students). 88% of all K-12 students in Missouri are educated in public schools (compared to national average of 90%).
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in Missouri is 35%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 45%.
Minority enrollment is 31% (majority Black) and the student:teacher ratio is 13:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(MO) School Average
Asian
2%
Hispanic
8%
Black
15%
White
69%
Hawaiian
1%
Two or more races
5%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MO.

Top Ranked Public Schools in Missouri (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Mallinckrodt A.b.i. Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 85-89% (Top 1%)
Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-5
6020 Pernod Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63139
(314) 352-9212
Rank: #22.
Mound City Elementary School
Math: 80-89% | Reading: ≥90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 80-89% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥90% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-4
708 Nebraska St
Mound City, MO 64470
(660) 442-5420
Rank: #33.
Matthews Elementary School
Math: 80-89% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 80-89% (Top 1%)
Reading: 80-89% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-5
206 Story St
Matthews, MO 63867
(573) 471-0077
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Epic Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 80-84% (Top 1%)
Reading: 80-84% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-5
650 Conistor Lane
Liberty, MO 64068
(816) 736-5730
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Skyline Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 80-84% (Top 1%)
Reading: 80-84% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-4
Rte 1 Box 838
Urbana, MO 65767
(417) 993-4225
Rank: #66.
Richland Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 75-79% (Top 1%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-6
24456 State Hwy 114
Essex, MO 63846
(573) 283-5310
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Classical Jr. Acad.
Magnet School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 75-79% (Top 1%)
Reading: 80-84% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-5
5031 Potomac
Saint Louis, MO 63139
(314) 353-8875
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Conway Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 75-79% (Top 1%)
Reading: 80-84% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-4
9900 Conway Rd
Saint Louis, MO 63124
(314) 993-2878
Rank: #99.
Collegiate School Of Med/bio
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 70-74% (Top 1%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
1547 S. Theresa Av
Saint Louis, MO 63104
(314) 696-2290
Rank: #1010.
Harry S. Truman Elementary School
Math: 79% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 79% (Top 1%)
Reading: 77% (Top 1%)
Grades: 2-4
810 N Hwy D
Webb City, MO 64870
(417) 673-6085

Best Missouri Public Schools by County (2024)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
9
2,819
15%
10
2,622
6%
14
3,333
20%
21
6,545
28%
10
1,687
10%
16
2,814
7%
10
2,474
7%
56
24,307
36%
34
12,082
28%
20
6,835
18%
25
5,387
15%
18
6,600
13%
38
16,537
24%
8
2,238
5%
32
15,893
12%
5
1,136
4%
80
41,182
32%
29
10,300
33%
16
2,329
14%
10
1,062
4%
9
2,219
7%
21
5,111
34%
42
15,513
8%
93
36,990
22%
20
4,122
9%
7
1,437
11%
17
6,572
7%
9
1,745
6%
237
104,941
56%
52
22,296
28%
66
32,837
10%
25
7,776
19%
20
5,745
14%
4
1,416
7%
21
9,743
10%
13
2,096
7%
14
2,073
8%
15
4,900
15%
10
3,580
37%
12
3,111
5%
11
2,384
12%
10
1,382
12%
23
8,620
28%
7
1,547
3%
10
1,406
2%
18
2,919
46%
5
2,179
9%
20
6,724
29%
15
6,507
14%
12
2,562
13%
35
17,383
31%
17
4,381
9%
20
8,658
35%
17
3,437
14%
12
3,151
8%
10
2,176
6%
18
3,617
34%
23
6,498
28%
272
136,816
51%
110
30,741
86%
16
3,534
8%
22
7,954
20%
17
3,925
5%
14
2,978
9%
11
4,750
17%
7
1,611
5%
16
3,407
5%

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Missouri?
How many public schools are located in Missouri?
2,461 public schools are located in Missouri.
What percentage of students in Missouri go to public school?
88% of all K-12 students in Missouri are educated in public schools (compared to national average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Missouri?
Minority enrollment in Missouri is 31% (majority Black)

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