Top 3 Best 65240 Missouri Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 4 public schools serving 1,332 students in 65240, MO (there are 1 private school, serving 161 private students). 89% of all K-12 students in 65240, MO are educated in public schools (compared to the MO state average of 88%).
The top ranked public schools in 65240, MO are Centralia High School, Chester Boren Middle School and Centralia Intermediate. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Public schools in zipcode 65240 have an average math proficiency score of 45% (versus the Missouri public school average of 39%), and reading proficiency score of 41% (versus the 43% statewide average). Schools in 65240, MO have an average ranking of 7/10, which is in the top 50% of Missouri public schools.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Missouri public school average of 31% (majority Black).

Best 65240, MO Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Centralia High School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
849 S Jefferson
Centralia, MO 65240
(573) 682-3508
Grades: 9-12
| 430 students
Rank: #22.
Chester Boren Middle School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 37%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
110 N Jefferson
Centralia, MO 65240
(573) 682-2617
Grades: 6-8
| 297 students
Rank: #33.
Centralia Intermediate
(Math: 37% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
550 W Lakeview
Centralia, MO 65240
(573) 682-3451
Grades: 3-5
| 306 students
Rank: n/an/a
510 S Rollins
Centralia, MO 65240
(573) 682-2014
Grades: PK-2
| 299 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in 65240, MO?
The top ranked public schools in 65240, MO include Centralia High School, Chester Boren Middle School and Centralia Intermediate.
How many public schools are located in 65240, MO?
4 public schools are located in 65240, MO.
What percentage of students in 65240, MO go to public school?
89% of all K-12 students in 65240, MO are educated in public schools (compared to the MO state average of 88%).
What is the racial composition of students in 65240, MO?
65240, MO public schools minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Missouri public schools average of 31% (majority Black).

Recent Articles

Should Teacher Salaries be Public Information?
Should Teacher Salaries be Public Information?
Public school teachers are considered public servants – but does that make their salary details public information? Learn about the heated debate surrounding whether teacher salaries should be made public.
The Link Between Education and Incarceration: The NAACP Report
The Link Between Education and Incarceration: The NAACP Report
Education and the rate of incarceration have been linked in a recent NAACP report. Learn about the report and the troubling findings.
Bussing: North Carolina's New Student Assignment Plan
Bussing: North Carolina's New Student Assignment Plan
We analyze a new plan for student assignment in two North Carolina school districts and the public reaction to the idea of bussing students – as well as alternatives that have been proposed by education experts.

Quick Links