Top 10 Best Barry County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 21 public schools serving 6,545 students in Barry County, MO (there are 2 private schools, serving 217 private students). 97% of all K-12 students in Barry County, MO are educated in public schools (compared to the MO state average of 88%).
The top ranked public schools in Barry County, MO are Cassville Intermediate, Monett High School and Oakview School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Barry County, MO public schools have an average math proficiency score of 35% (versus the Missouri public school average of 39%), and reading proficiency score of 39% (versus the 43% statewide average). Schools in Barry County have an average ranking of 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Missouri public schools.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Missouri public school average of 31% (majority Black).

Best Public Schools in Barry County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Cassville Intermediate
(Math: 51% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1501 Main St
Cassville, MO 65625
(417) 847-4010
Grades: 3-5
| 381 students
Rank: #22.
Monett High School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
One David Sippy Dr
Monett, MO 65708
(417) 235-5445
Grades: 9-12
| 735 students
Rank: #33.
Oakview School
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
200 Linden St
Monett, MO 65708
(417) 235-3951
Grades: K-12
| 11 students
Rank: #44.
Monett Intermediate
(Math: 48% | Reading: 45%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
711 9th St
Monett, MO 65708
(417) 235-6151
Grades: 5-6
| 334 students
Rank: #55.
Cassville High School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1501 Main St
Cassville, MO 65625
(417) 847-3137
Grades: 9-12
| 596 students
Rank: #66.
Monett Middle School
(Math: 42% | Reading: 43%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
710 Ninth St
Monett, MO 65708
(417) 235-6228
Grades: 7-8
| 362 students
Rank: #77.
Southwest High School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-49%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
529 E. Pineville Road
Washburn, MO 65772
(417) 826-5413
Grades: 9-12
| 240 students
Rank: #88.
Shell Knob Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
24400 State Hwy 39
Shell Knob, MO 65747
(417) 858-6743
Grades: PK-8
| 134 students
Rank: #99.
Wheaton High School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
116 Mccall
Wheaton, MO 64874
(417) 652-7249
Grades: 7-12
| 185 students
Rank: #1010.
Cassville Middle School
(Math: 32% | Reading: 35%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1501 Main St
Cassville, MO 65625
(417) 847-3136
Grades: 6-8
| 431 students
Rank: #1111.
Central Park Elementary School
(Math: 33% | Reading: 33%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1010 7th St
Monett, MO 65708
(417) 354-2168
Grades: 3-4
| 337 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Purdy Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
201 S Gabby Gibbons Dr
Purdy, MO 65734
(417) 442-3217
Grades: PK-6
| 344 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Southwest Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
529 E. Pineville Road
Washburn, MO 65772
(417) 826-5411
Grades: PK-4
| 319 students
Rank: #1414.
Southwest Middle School
(Math: 27% | Reading: 27%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
529 E. Pineville Road
Washburn, MO 65772
(417) 826-5050
Grades: 5-8
| 237 students
Rank: #1515.
Wheaton Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
116 Mccall
Wheaton, MO 64874
(417) 652-7240
Grades: PK-6
| 267 students
Rank: #1616.
Purdy High School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
201 S Gabby Gibbons Dr
Purdy, MO 65734
(417) 442-3215
Grades: 7-12
| 278 students
Rank: #1717.
Exeter Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
101 Locust St
Exeter, MO 65647
(417) 835-2922
Grades: PK-8
| 217 students
Rank: #1818.
Exeter High School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
101 Locust Street
Exeter, MO 65647
(417) 835-3745
Grades: 9-12
| 92 students
Rank: n/an/a
1501 Main St
Cassville, MO 65625
(417) 847-2445
Grades: PK-2
| 476 students
Rank: n/an/a
601 Learning Lane
Monett, MO 65708
(417) 235-3411
Grades: PK-2
| 569 students
Rank: n/an/a
Scott Regional Tech Center
Vocational School
Two David Sippy Dr
Monett, MO 65708
(417) 235-7022
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Barry County, MO

Barry County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Oakview (Closed 2021)
Special Education School
200 Linden Street
Monett, MO 65708
(417) 235-3951
Grades: Inquire with school
| 20 students
201 S Gabby Gibbons Dr
Purdy, MO 65734
(417) 442-7066
Grades: 5-8
| 205 students
24400 State Hwy 39
Shell Knob, MO 65747
(417) 858-6743
Grades: PK-12
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Barry County, MO?
The top ranked public schools in Barry County, MO include Cassville Intermediate, Monett High School and Oakview School.
How many public schools are located in Barry County, MO?
21 public schools are located in Barry County, MO.
What percentage of students in Barry County, MO go to public school?
97% of all K-12 students in Barry County, MO are educated in public schools (compared to the MO state average of 88%).
What is the racial composition of students in Barry County, MO?
Barry County, MO public schools minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Missouri public schools average of 31% (majority Black).

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