Public K-12 and College Preparatory Education
Farmington R-VII Public School District
Farmington R-7 School District, recognized by the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education as a district with Distinction in Performance, is the largest school system in St. Francois County. As Home of the Knights, the district educates more than 3,700 students in grades K-12 and more than 140 preschoolers. The district operates an early childhood center, a kindergarten center, three elementary schools, an intermediate school, a middle school, a high school and an alternative education center. Committed to the success of all students and their readiness for college and careers, the district offers numerous academic support and enrichment opportunities at all grade levels. The high school also offers a host of outstanding extra-curricular activities and athletics, many of which have placed in district and state championships. High school students also have the opportunity to take college courses and earn dual credits prior to graduation or participate in the school’s A+ Program, which offers free tuition at community colleges after graduation.
Honors and Recognitions:
- Distinction in Performance: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2004, 2002
- Farmington High School: 2008 Bronze Medal Award by the U. S. News & World Report, 1993 National Blue Ribbon School
- Lincoln Intermediate: 2009-10 Most Improved MAP Scores in Farmington School District
- Jefferson Elementary: 2007 Missouri Gold Star School, 2007 National Blue Ribbon School
- Roosevelt Elementary: 2011 Missouri Gold Star School, 2011 National Blue Ribbon School, 2009 Missouri Gold Star School
- Washington-Franklin Elementary: 2009 Missouri Gold Star School, 2009 National Blue Ribbon School, 2009 National Title 1 Distinguished School
- Board of Education: 2011 Recognition by the Missouri School Boards’ Association as one of the top 25 school boards in Missouri
For more information about Farmington R-7, visit farmington.k12.mo.us, or call 573.701.1300.
St. Joseph Catholic Grade School
St. Joseph Catholic School strives to place Christ at the Center of all we do by educating children in matters of faith and knowledge, by working together with parents, the parish of St. Joseph, and the entire community, by providing students with a fulfilling and innovative educational experience, for their spirits, minds and bodies, by developing a strong sense of service, justice and respect for self and others. In St. Joseph’s K-8 Program which has a student/teacher ratio of 7:1, all faculty are certified and many have advanced degrees with over 130 cumulative years of service to St. Joseph School. St. Joseph also has a preschool program. For more information, visit stjosephfarmington.com.
St. Paul Lutheran Grade School
Let your children come to learn the Good News of God’s love as shown through Jesus Christ, to build friendships, to enjoy the personal concern of teachers who care, and to “grow in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and people.” (Luke 2:52). St. Paul Lutheran School has been dedicated to quality Christian education for children since 1874. Accredited through National Lutheran School Accreditation and Missouri Non-Public School Accrediting Association, the school’s mission is to provide a Christ-centered environment where students are prepared spiritually and scholastically for their future. For more information about our school and enrollment, please contact Andrew Sherrill, Principal, at 756-5147, or visit www.stpaulgiants.com
College & Higher Education
Mineral Area College
With beginnings in 1922, Mineral Area College is a fully-accredited, public, comprehensive, two-year community college offering transfer and career and technical education degrees and certificates. The first college of Southeast Missouri with its main campus in Park Hills, MAC offers educational and cultural opportunities, resources for ideas and innovation, and serves as a workforce training and professional development resource. Additional locations are found in Farmington, Fredericktown, Perryville, Potosi and Winona.
For more information about Mineral Area College, visit mineralarea.edu.