Top 10 Best Ray County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 12 public schools serving 3,151 students in Ray County, MO.
The top ranked public schools in Ray County, MO are Lawson High School, Southwest Elementary School and Lawson Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Ray County, MO public schools have an average math proficiency score of 37% (versus the Missouri public school average of 39%), and reading proficiency score of 40% (versus the 43% statewide average). Schools in Ray County have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Missouri public schools.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the Missouri public school average of 31% (majority Black).

Best Public Schools in Ray County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Lawson High School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
600 Bob Gill Dr
Lawson, MO 64062
(816) 580-7270
Grades: 9-12
| 339 students
Rank: #22.
Southwest Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
307 W Moss St
Lawson, MO 64062
(816) 580-7272
Grades: PK-4
| 387 students
Rank: #33.
Lawson Middle School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 47%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
602 Bob Gill Dr
Lawson, MO 64062
(816) 580-7279
Grades: 5-8
| 351 students
Rank: #44.
Hardin-central Elementary School
(Math: 40-49% | Reading: 40-49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
500 Ne 1st St
Hardin, MO 64035
(660) 398-4394
Grades: PK-6
| 126 students
Rank: #55.
Hardin-central High School
(Math: 40-49% | Reading: 30-39%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
500 Ne 1st St
Hardin, MO 64035
(660) 398-4394
Grades: 7-12
| 110 students
Rank: #66.
Richmond High School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
451 E South
Richmond, MO 64085
(816) 776-2226
Grades: 9-12
| 443 students
Rank: #77.
Orrick Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
100 Kirkham
Orrick, MO 64077
(816) 770-3922
Grades: PK-6
| 145 students
Rank: #88.
Sunrise Elementary School
(Math: 32% | Reading: 36%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
401 Matt Waller Dr
Richmond, MO 64085
(816) 776-3059
Grades: 2-5
| 423 students
Rank: #99.
Richmond Middle School
(Math: 29% | Reading: 28%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
715 S Wellington St
Richmond, MO 64085
(816) 776-5841
Grades: 6-8
| 379 students
Rank: #1010.
Orrick High School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
100 Kirkham
Orrick, MO 64077
(816) 770-3327
Grades: 7-12
| 131 students
Rank: n/an/a
701 E Main
Richmond, MO 64085
(816) 776-5401
Grades: PK-1
| 276 students
Rank: n/an/a
25610 Park Rd North
Lawson, MO 64062
(816) 781-8786
Grades: 6-12
| 41 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Ray County, MO?
The top ranked public schools in Ray County, MO include Lawson High School, Southwest Elementary School and Lawson Middle School.
How many public schools are located in Ray County, MO?
12 public schools are located in Ray County, MO.
What is the racial composition of students in Ray County, MO?
Ray County, MO public schools minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the Missouri public schools average of 31% (majority Black).

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