Top 10 Best Boone County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 56 public schools serving 24,307 students in Boone County, MO (there are 23 private schools, serving 10,016 private students). 71% of all K-12 students in Boone County, MO are educated in public schools (compared to the MO state average of 88%).
The top ranked public schools in Boone County, MO are Mill Creek Elementary School, Centralia High School and Beulah Ralph Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Boone County, MO public schools have an average math proficiency score of 33% (versus the Missouri public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 44% (versus the 45% statewide average). Schools in Boone County have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Missouri public schools.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Missouri public school average of 31% (majority Black).

Best Boone County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Mill Creek Elementary School
Math: 60% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2200 Nifong Blvd
Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 214-3280
Grades: PK-5
| 593 students
Rank: #22.
Centralia High School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
849 S Jefferson
Centralia, MO 65240
(573) 682-3508
Grades: 9-12
| 430 students
Rank: #33.
Beulah Ralph Elementary School
Math: 50% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5801 S. Highway Kk
Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 214-3400
Grades: K-5
| 696 students
Rank: #44.
John Warner Middle School
Math: 47% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5550 Sinclair Rd
Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 214-3400
Grades: 6-8
| 566 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Midway Heights Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
8130 W Hwy 40
Columbia, MO 65202
(573) 214-3540
Grades: PK-5
| 249 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Southern Boone High School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
14520 Crump Ln
Ashland, MO 65010
(573) 657-2144
Grades: 9-12
| 522 students
Rank: #77.
Rock Bridge Sr. High School
Math: 39% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4303 S Providence Rd
Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 214-3100
Grades: 9-12
| 1,980 students
Rank: #88.
Jefferson Middle School
Math: 45% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
713 Rogers St
Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 214-3210
Grades: 6-8
| 571 students
Rank: #99.
Delmar A Cobble School
Special Education School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
108 W Craig St
Columbia, MO 65202
(573) 442-6482
Grades: K-12
| 18 students
Rank: #1010.
Hallsville High School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
421 Hwy 124 E
Hallsville, MO 65255
(573) 696-5512
Grades: 9-12
| 453 students
Rank: #1111.
John Ridgeway Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
107 E Sexton
Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 214-3550
Grades: K-5
| 226 students
Rank: #12 - 1412. - 14.
Fairview Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
909 Fairview Rd
Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 214-3590
Grades: PK-5
| 452 students
Rank: #12 - 1412. - 14.
Harrisburg Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
221 S Harris
Harrisburg, MO 65256
(573) 875-0290
Grades: PK-5
| 279 students
Rank: #12 - 1412. - 14.
Rock Bridge Elementary School
Math: 42% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5151 S Hwy 163
Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 214-3290
Grades: PK-5
| 475 students
Rank: #1515.
Southern Boone Elementary School
Math: 44% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
809 S Henry Clay Blvd
Ashland, MO 65010
(573) 657-2145
Grades: 3-5
| 487 students
Rank: #1616.
Mary Paxton Keeley Elementary School
Math: 43% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
201 Park Deville
Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 214-3570
Grades: PK-5
| 648 students
Rank: #1717.
Centralia Intermediate
Math: 40% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
550 W Lakeview
Centralia, MO 65240
(573) 682-3451
Grades: 3-5
| 306 students
Rank: #1818.
Hallsville Middle School
Math: 48% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
421 Hwy 124 E
Hallsville, MO 65255
(573) 696-5512
Grades: 6-8
| 347 students
Rank: #1919.
Ann Hawkins Gentry Middle School
Math: 40% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4200 Bethel St
Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 214-3240
Grades: 6-8
| 701 students
Rank: #2020.
Smithton Middle School
Math: 37% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3600 W Worley
Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 214-3260
Grades: 6-8
| 520 students
Rank: #2121.
David H. Hickman High School
Math: 27% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1104 N Providence Rd
Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 214-3000
Grades: 9-12
| 1,985 students
Rank: #2222.
Hallsville Intermediate
Math: 41% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
411 Hwy 124 E
Hallsville, MO 65255
(573) 696-5512
Grades: 3-5
| 337 students
Rank: #2323.
Chester Boren Middle School
Math: 43% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
110 N Jefferson
Centralia, MO 65240
(573) 682-2617
Grades: 6-8
| 297 students
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
Russell Blvd. Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1800 W Rollins Rd
Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 214-3650
Grades: PK-5
| 437 students
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
Ulysses S. Grant Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
10 E Broadway
Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 214-3520
Grades: PK-5
| 293 students
Rank: #2626.
Southern Boone Middle School
Math: 38% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
305 N Main
Ashland, MO 65010
(573) 657-2146
Grades: 6-8
| 448 students
Rank: #2727.
Locust St Expressive Arts Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1208 Locust
Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 214-3530
Grades: PK-5
| 252 students
Rank: #2828.
Two Mile Prairie Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
5450 N Hwy Z
Columbia, MO 65202
(573) 214-3560
Grades: K-5
| 142 students
Rank: #2929.
Frederick Douglass High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
310 N. Providence Rd
Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 214-3680
Grades: PK-12
| 164 students
Rank: #3030.
Sturgeon Middle School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
210 W Patton St
Sturgeon, MO 65284
(573) 687-2155
Grades: 6-8
| 97 students
Rank: #3131.
Cedar Ridge Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2345 Howell Mountain Drive
Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 214-3880
Grades: K-5
| 382 students
Rank: #3232.
Sturgeon High School
Math: 11-19% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
210 W Patton St
Sturgeon, MO 65284
(573) 687-4005
Grades: 9-12
| 132 students
Rank: #3333.
Harrisburg Middle School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
233 S Harris
Harrisburg, MO 65256
(573) 817-5857
Grades: 6-8
| 141 students
Rank: #3434.
Harrisburg High School
Math: 11-19% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
801 S Harris
Harrisburg, MO 65256
(573) 875-5602
Grades: 9-12
| 175 students
Rank: #3535.
Muriel W. Battle High School
Math: 7% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
7575 St. Charles Road
Columbia, MO 65202
(573) 214-3300
Grades: 9-12
| 1,592 students
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Boone County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Alpha School (Closed 2011)
Alternative School
1250 Brown School Rd
Columbia, MO 65202
(573) 449-2953
Grades: 5-12
| n/a students
Delmar A Cobble (Closed 2021)
Special Education School
108 West Craig
Columbia, MO 65202
(573) 442-6482
Grades: Inquire with school
| 33 students
1010 Rangeline St
Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 214-3620
Grades: PK-5
| n/a students
411 Hwy 124 E
Hallsville, MO 65255
(573) 696-2282
Grades: PK-4
| 496 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Boone County, MO?
The top ranked public schools in Boone County, MO include Mill Creek Elementary School, Centralia High School and Beulah Ralph Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Boone County, MO?
56 public schools are located in Boone County, MO.
What percentage of students in Boone County, MO go to public school?
71% of all K-12 students in Boone County, MO are educated in public schools (compared to the MO state average of 88%).
What is the racial composition of students in Boone County, MO?
Boone County, MO public schools minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Missouri public schools average of 31% (majority Black).

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