Top 10 Best Howell County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 17 public schools serving 6,572 students in Howell County, MO (there are 1 private school, serving 73 private students). 99% of all K-12 students in Howell County, MO are educated in public schools (compared to the MO state average of 88%).
The top ranked public schools in Howell County, MO are Howell Valley Elementary School, Liberty Sr. High School and South Fork Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Howell County, MO public schools have an average math proficiency score of 38% (versus the Missouri public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 46% (versus the 45% statewide average). Schools in Howell County have an average ranking of 7/10, which is in the top 50% of Missouri public schools.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Missouri public school average of 31% (majority Black).

Best Howell County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Howell Valley Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6461 State Rte Zz
West Plains, MO 65775
(417) 256-2268
Grades: PK-8
| 235 students
Rank: #22.
Liberty Sr. High School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1 Hwy 60 East
Mountain View, MO 65548
(417) 934-2020
Grades: 9-12
| 344 students
Rank: #33.
South Fork Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3209 Us Hwy 160
West Plains, MO 65775
(417) 256-2836
Grades: PK-6
| 152 students
Rank: #44.
Ozark Horizon School
Special Education School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1715 Wayhaven Dr
West Plains, MO 65775
(417) 256-2880
Grades: K-12
| 21 students
Rank: #55.
Willow Springs High School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
215 W Fourth St
Willow Springs, MO 65793
(417) 469-2114
Grades: 9-12
| 397 students
Rank: #66.
West Plains Sr. High School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
602 E Olden
West Plains, MO 65775
(417) 256-6150
Grades: 9-12
| 1,147 students
Rank: #77.
Willow Springs Middle School
Math: 34% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
215 W Fourth St
Willow Springs, MO 65793
(417) 469-3211
Grades: 5-8
| 364 students
Rank: #88.
Fairview Elementary School
Math: 38% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4036 State Rte K
West Plains, MO 65775
(417) 256-1063
Grades: PK-8
| 518 students
Rank: #99.
Willow Springs Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
215 W Fourth St
Willow Springs, MO 65793
(417) 469-2474
Grades: PK-4
| 526 students
Rank: #1010.
West Plains Elementary School
Math: 41% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1136 Allen St
West Plains, MO 65775
(417) 256-6150
Grades: PK-4
| 740 students
Rank: #1111.
Mountain View Elementary School
Math: 40% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
314 N Elm St
Mountain View, MO 65548
(417) 934-2550
Grades: PK-5
| 386 students
Rank: #1212.
Richards Elementary School
Math: 37% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3461 County Rd 1710
West Plains, MO 65775
(417) 256-5239
Grades: PK-8
| 362 students
Rank: #1313.
Liberty Middle School
Math: 37% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2 Hwy 60 East
Mountain View, MO 65548
(417) 934-2020
Grades: 6-8
| 310 students
Rank: #1414.
West Plains Middle School
Math: 33% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
730 E Olden
West Plains, MO 65775
(417) 256-6150
Grades: 5-8
| 612 students
Rank: #1515.
Glenwood Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
10286 State Rte 17
West Plains, MO 65775
(417) 256-4849
Grades: PK-8
| 260 students
Rank: #1616.
Junction Hill Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
8004 County Rd 3010
West Plains, MO 65775
(417) 256-4265
Grades: PK-8
| 198 students
Rank: n/an/a
South Central Career Ctr.
Vocational School
407 West Thornburgh
West Plains, MO 65775
(417) 256-6152
Grades: 9-12
| 0 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Howell County, MO

Howell County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
3461 County Rd 1710
West Plains, MO 65775
(417) 256-5239
Grades: 6-8
| 129 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Howell County, MO?
The top ranked public schools in Howell County, MO include Howell Valley Elementary School, Liberty Sr. High School and South Fork Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Howell County, MO?
17 public schools are located in Howell County, MO.
What percentage of students in Howell County, MO go to public school?
99% of all K-12 students in Howell County, MO are educated in public schools (compared to the MO state average of 88%).
What is the racial composition of students in Howell County, MO?
Howell County, MO public schools minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Missouri public schools average of 31% (majority Black).

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