Top 10 Best Pettis County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 20 public schools serving 6,724 students in Pettis County, MO (there are 5 private schools, serving 530 private students). 93% of all K-12 students in Pettis County, MO are educated in public schools (compared to the MO state average of 88%).
The top ranked public schools in Pettis County, MO are Horace Mann Elementary School, Parkview Elementary School and Skyline Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Pettis County, MO public schools have an average math proficiency score of 43% (versus the Missouri public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 44% (versus the 45% statewide average). Schools in Pettis County have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of Missouri public schools.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Missouri public school average of 31% (majority Black).

Best Public Schools in Pettis County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Horace Mann Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1100 W 16th
Sedalia, MO 65301
(660) 826-6441
Grades: K-4
| 257 students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Parkview Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1901 S New York
Sedalia, MO 65301
(660) 826-4947
Grades: K-4
| 479 students
Rank: #33.
Skyline Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2505 W 32nd St
Sedalia, MO 65301
(660) 826-8087
Grades: K-4
| 474 students
Rank: #44.
Northwest High School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
16215 Hwy H
Hughesville, MO 65334
(660) 827-0774
Grades: 7-12
| 159 students
Rank: #55.
Smith-cotton High School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 58%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2010 Tiger Pride Boulevard
Sedalia, MO 65301
(660) 851-5300
Grades: 9-12
| 1,509 students
Rank: #66.
E W Thompson School
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1520 Thompson Blvd
Sedalia, MO 65301
(660) 530-5575
Grades: K-12
| 18 students
Rank: #77.
Washington Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
610 S Engineer
Sedalia, MO 65301
(660) 826-2216
Grades: K-4
| 213 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Green Ridge Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
401 W Pettis St
Green Ridge, MO 65332
(660) 527-3315
Grades: K-6
| 202 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Heber Hunt Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
600 S Warren
Sedalia, MO 65301
(660) 826-1058
Grades: K-4
| 416 students
Rank: #1010.
Smith Cotton Junior High School
(Math: 49% | Reading: 37%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
312 East Broadway
Sedalia, MO 65301
(660) 829-6300
Grades: 6-8
| 1,094 students
Rank: #1111.
Green Ridge High School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
401 W Pettis St
Green Ridge, MO 65332
(660) 527-3315
Grades: 7-12
| 159 students
Rank: #1212.
Sedalia Middle School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 43%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2205 S Ingram
Sedalia, MO 65301
(660) 829-6500
Grades: 5
| 371 students
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Smithton Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
505 S Myrtle
Smithton, MO 65350
(660) 343-5317
Grades: PK-6
| 282 students
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Smithton High School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
505 S Myrtle
Smithton, MO 65350
(660) 343-5318
Grades: 7-12
| 275 students
Rank: #1515.
Pettis Co. Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
22675 Depot Rd
Sedalia, MO 65301
(660) 826-5385
Grades: PK-8
| 117 students
Rank: #1616.
La Monte Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
201 S Washington
La Monte, MO 65337
(660) 347-5621
Grades: PK-6
| 190 students
Rank: #1717.
La Monte High School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
301 S Washington
La Monte, MO 65337
(660) 347-5439
Grades: 7-12
| 135 students
Rank: #1818.
Northwest Elementary School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
407 W Tuck
Houstonia, MO 65333
(660) 568-3315
Grades: PK-6
| 173 students
Rank: n/an/a
Early Childhood Ctr.
2255 S Ingram
Sedalia, MO 65301
(660) 827-8955
Grades: PK
| 201 students
Rank: n/an/a
State Fair
Vocational School
3201 West 16th Street
Sedalia, MO 65301
(660) 530-5800
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Pettis County, MO

Pettis County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
312 E Broadway
Sedalia, MO 65301
(660) 827-1062
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
E W Thompson (Closed 2021)
Special Education School
1520 Thompson Boulevard
Sedalia, MO 65301
(660) 530-5575
Grades: Inquire with school
| 18 students
505 S. Myrtle
Smithton, MO 65350
(660) 343-5316
Grades: 5-8
| 177 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Pettis County, MO?
The top ranked public schools in Pettis County, MO include Horace Mann Elementary School, Parkview Elementary School and Skyline Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Pettis County, MO?
20 public schools are located in Pettis County, MO.
What percentage of students in Pettis County, MO go to public school?
93% of all K-12 students in Pettis County, MO are educated in public schools (compared to the MO state average of 88%).
What is the racial composition of students in Pettis County, MO?
Pettis County, MO public schools minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Missouri public schools average of 31% (majority Black).

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