by: Monica Ryan, Ozarks First
2020 has almost come to an end, and now Niche is looking forward to 2021 by releasing its list of the year’s best school districts in Missouri.
The top three school districts listed are in St. Louis County. The fourth school district listed is Blue Springs R-IV which is just east of Kansas City.
The top southwest Missouri School District in the ranking is Ozark, which comes in at 17th while the top Lakes Area School District is Branson, which ranks 19th.
According to information posted on the Niche Website, the Best School Districts ranking is based on analysis of key statistics and of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, public school district ratings, and more.
Click here for the complete Missouri List,