Missouri

More State News

K-12 EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

Facts at a Glance

Use the Education Counts Database to find more detailed state information, ranks, comparisons across states, national statistics and more.
Governor:Michael L. Parson
Commissioner of Education:Margie Vandeven
Quality Counts state grade:C
Pre-K-12 enrollment:917,785
Number of school districts:571
Number of public schools:2,427
Number of public school teachers:67,356
Unadjusted education spending per student:$9,875
Percent minority students:27.3%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:51.3%
Percent of students with disabilities:13.6%
Percent of English-language learners:3.2%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:40.3%
8th grade math:30.2%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:36.5%
8th grade reading:35.4%

Get RSS Feed for This Topic Latest News

In a civics lesson come to life, this Missouri high school government teacher is running for state legislature.
October 3, 2018 – Education Week
New state mandates start next school year aimed at identifying and supporting students with dyslexia. The 2016 law also led to development of training for teachers.
February 28, 2018 – Education Week
This Quality Counts 2018 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 17, 2018 – Quality Counts
The state's Republican governor is in a pitched battle with the state's educators over the process he used to fire Missouri's commissioner of education.
December 13, 2017 – Education Week
In some communities, new designs for schools support the academic goals of educators—and push the boundaries of traditional K-12 architecture.
November 29, 2017 – Education Week

Most Popular Stories

Viewed

Emailed

Recommended

Commented