Top 10 Best Buchanan County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 34 public schools serving 12,082 students in Buchanan County, MO (there are 10 private schools, serving 1,615 private students). 88% of all K-12 students in Buchanan County, MO are educated in public schools (compared to the MO state average of 88%).
The top ranked public schools in Buchanan County, MO are Ellison Elementary School, Oak Grove Elementary School and Field Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Buchanan County, MO public schools have an average math proficiency score of 30% (versus the Missouri public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 40% (versus the 45% statewide average). Schools in Buchanan County have an average ranking of 2/10, 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 Buchanan County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Ellison Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
45 Se 85th Rd
Saint Joseph, MO 64507
(816) 667-5316
Grades: K-6
| 372 students
Rank: #22.
Oak Grove Elementary School
Math: 48% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4901 Cook Rd
Saint Joseph, MO 64505
(816) 671-4290
Grades: PK-6
| 704 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Field Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2602 Gene Field
Saint Joseph, MO 64506
(816) 671-4130
Grades: K-6
| 280 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
John Glenn Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
12401 County Rd 438
Saint Joseph, MO 64505
(816) 279-4533
Grades: K-5
| 255 students
Rank: #55.
East Buchanan Middle School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
301 County Park Rd N
Easton, MO 64443
(816) 473-2451
Grades: 6-8
| 176 students
Rank: #66.
Mid-buchanan Elementary School
Math: 42% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3221 Se State Rte H
Faucett, MO 64448
(816) 238-1646
Grades: PK-6
| 413 students
Rank: #77.
Hyde Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
509 Thompson
Saint Joseph, MO 64504
(816) 671-4210
Grades: K-5
| 335 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Pershing Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2610 Blackwell Rd
Saint Joseph, MO 64505
(816) 671-4320
Grades: K-6
| 280 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Rushville Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
8681 Sw State Rte 116
Rushville, MO 64484
(816) 688-7777
Grades: PK-6
| 165 students
Rank: #1010.
Mid-buchanan Sr. High School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3221 Se State Rte H
Faucett, MO 64448
(816) 238-1646
Grades: 7-12
| 380 students
Rank: #1111.
Central High School
Math: 28% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2602 Edmond
Saint Joseph, MO 64501
(816) 671-4080
Grades: 9-12
| 1,730 students
Rank: #1212.
Skaith Elementary School
Math: 41% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4701 Schoolside Ln
Saint Joseph, MO 64503
(816) 671-4370
Grades: PK-6
| 366 students
Rank: #1313.
Pickett Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3923 Pickett Rd
Saint Joseph, MO 64503
(816) 671-4330
Grades: PK-6
| 303 students
Rank: #1414.
Parkway Elementary School
Math: 33% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2900 Duncan
Saint Joseph, MO 64507
(816) 671-4310
Grades: K-6
| 371 students
Rank: #1515.
Bode Middle School
Math: 29% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
720 N Noyes Blvd
Saint Joseph, MO 64506
(816) 671-4050
Grades: 7-8
| 521 students
Rank: #1616.
Lafayette High School
Math: 16% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
412 Highland Ave
Saint Joseph, MO 64505
(816) 671-4220
Grades: 9-12
| 726 students
Rank: #1717.
Carden Park Elementary School
Math: 34% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1510 Duncan
Saint Joseph, MO 64501
(816) 671-4160
Grades: K-6
| 568 students
Rank: #1818.
Benton High School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
5655 S Fourth
Saint Joseph, MO 64504
(816) 671-4030
Grades: 9-12
| 680 students
Rank: #1919.
Coleman Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3312 Beck Rd
Saint Joseph, MO 64506
(816) 671-4100
Grades: K-6
| 325 students
Rank: #2020.
Dekalb Jr.-sr. High School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
702 Main St
De Kalb, MO 64440
(816) 685-3211
Grades: 7-12
| 126 students
Rank: #2121.
Robidoux Middle School
Math: 19% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
4212 St Joseph Ave
Saint Joseph, MO 64505
(816) 671-4350
Grades: 6-8
| 394 students
Rank: #2222.
Mark Twain Elementary School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
705 S 31st St
Saint Joseph, MO 64507
(816) 671-4270
Grades: K-6
| 302 students
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Edison Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
515 N 22nd
Saint Joseph, MO 64501
(816) 671-4110
Grades: PK-6
| 315 students
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Truman Middle School
Math: 17% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3227 Olive
Saint Joseph, MO 64507
(816) 671-4400
Grades: 7-8
| 449 students
Rank: #2525.
Spring Garden Middle School
Math: 19% | Reading: 25%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
5802 S 22nd
Saint Joseph, MO 64503
(816) 671-4380
Grades: 6-8
| 498 students
Rank: #2626.
Helen M Davis School
Special Education School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2900 Scott St
Saint Joseph, MO 64507
(816) 387-2986
Grades: K-12
| 41 students
Rank: #2727.
Lindbergh Elementary School
Math: 16% | Reading: 23%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2812 St Joseph Ave
Saint Joseph, MO 64505
(816) 671-4250
Grades: K-5
| 509 students
Rank: #2828.
Hosea Elementary School
Math: 12% | Reading: 21%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
6401 Gordon St
Saint Joseph, MO 64504
(816) 671-4180
Grades: K-5
| 482 students
Rank: n/an/a
Alt. Resource Ctr.
3510 Frederick Ave
Saint Joseph, MO 64506
(816) 387-2320
Grades: K-12
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
Buchanan Co. Academy
4720 Green Acres
Saint Joseph, MO 64506
(816) 387-2320
Grades: K-12
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
Hillyard Technical Ctr.
Vocational School
3434 Faraon
Saint Joseph, MO 64506
(816) 671-4170
Grades: 9-12
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
5910 Mitchell Ave
Saint Joseph, MO 64507
(816) 390-9801
Grades: 6-12
| 16 students
Rank: n/an/a
Western Recept/diag Corr Centr
Alternative School
3401 Faraon St
Saint Joseph, MO 64506
(816) 387-2158
Grades: 7-12
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
Western Region Treatment Centr
Alternative School
3401 Faraon St
Saint Joseph, MO 64506
(816) 387-2158
Grades: 7-12
| 0 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Buchanan County, MO

Buchanan County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
3600 Frederick Ave
Saint Joseph, MO 64506
(816) 671-4072
Grades: K-12
| 42 students
2509 Duncan
Saint Joseph, MO 64507
(816) 671-4160
Grades: PK-6
| 276 students
Helen M Davis (Closed 2021)
Special Education School
2900 Scott Street
Saint Joseph, MO 64507
(816) 232-1446
Grades: Inquire with school
| 72 students
1520 N Second St
Saint Joseph, MO 64505
(816) 671-4190
Grades: PK-6
| 333 students
1800 Alabama
Saint Joseph, MO 64504
(816) 671-4240
Grades: PK-6
| 315 students
1909 S Twelfth St
Saint Joseph, MO 64503
(816) 671-4280
Grades: PK-6
| 295 students
1415 N 26th St
Saint Joseph, MO 64506
(816) 671-4290
Grades: PK-6
| 462 students
1211 N 18th St
Saint Joseph, MO 64501
(816) 671-4410
Grades: PK-6
| 264 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Buchanan County, MO?
The top ranked public schools in Buchanan County, MO include Ellison Elementary School, Oak Grove Elementary School and Field Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Buchanan County, MO?
34 public schools are located in Buchanan County, MO.
What percentage of students in Buchanan County, MO go to public school?
88% of all K-12 students in Buchanan County, MO are educated in public schools (compared to the MO state average of 88%).
What is the racial composition of students in Buchanan County, MO?
Buchanan 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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