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United States Army
School Liaison Officer
13486 Replacement Avenue
Building 470, Room 1102
Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473
Each installation provides information about the types of schools and programs offered on or near your installation for your child. Learn about the types of programs, guidelines and requirements for each school. Whether you choose to send your child to a Department of Defense School, a private school or public school, your installation can help you explore all of your options to make the right decision for you and your child.
The Waynesville R-VI Schools:
Serves Waynesville, St. Robert and Fort Leonard Wood students
About 6,000 students; 75% of students are military impacted; 60% are military dependents Student to Student volunteers help welcome new students to their schools
Students perform above state and national averages
$100 million in new school construction and remodeling during the last decade
All teachers receive advanced professional development
11 schools: 6 elementary (grades K-5; four are on post), 1 sixth grade center (grade 6), 1 middle school (grades 7-8), 1 high school (grades 9-12), an early childhood center (for children with developmental concerns) and a career center (grades 10-adult)
The Waynesville R-VI Schools operates four elementary schools on post and two off post for students in kindergarten through fifth grades. All sixth graders attend the Waynesville Sixth Grade Center, which is an off-post facility dedicated to helping students successfully transition from elementary to middle school. There is a middle school (grades 7 and 8) off post. Seventh and eighth grade students attend nearby Waynesville Middle School. High school students attend Waynesville High School off post. The Waynesville High School campus includes a Ninth Grade Center that eases the transition for students from middle to high school. Bus transportation is provided to and from school, including students temporarily residing in guest housing. For pre-kindergarten students, our Williams Early Childhood Center offers testing and works with students to overcome delays.
Crocker R-II School District is located on Route 17 about 22 miles from Fort Leonard Wood. The elementary school houses Kindergarten through 6th grade. The high school is for students 7th through 12th grades. Crocker offers a range of sports and clubs for students. http://www.crockerschools.org/
Dixon R-I School District is located about 22 miles north of Fort Leonard Wood in Pulaski County. Dixon offers 3 different schools; Dixon Elementary (K-5th grades), Dixon Middle School (6th-8th grades), and Dixon High School (9th-12th grades). There is an array of sports and clubs that students can participate in during the school year. http://www.dixonr1.com/
Laquey R-V School District located about 15 miles from Fort Leonard Wood. Laquey is fully accredited by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). The district is a fully certified A+ school and a US News Bronze Medal winner in education in 2 previous years. There are over 750 students in the Laquey R-V School District annually from pre-school through 12th grade. Laquey offers a variety of sports and number of clubs throughout all grade levels. http://laquey.k12.mo.us/index.html
Lebanon R-III School District is a larger school district located about 37 miles west of Fort Leonard Wood, in Lebanon, Missouri. The students within the district attend 7 different schools depending on their grade. These schools are Ester Elementary (Pre-K- 1st grade), Maplecrest Elementary (2nd-3rd grades), Boswell Elementary (4th-5th grades), Lebanon Middle School (6th-8th grades), Lebanon High School (9th-12th grades), and Lebanon Technology and Career Center. In previous years the Missouri Department of Education has named Lebanon R-III as a High Performing District Accredited with Distinction. Lebanon offers a large selection of competitive and noncompetitive sports and clubs for students. http://www.lebanon.k12.mo.us/main/#
Newburg R-II School District is located in Phelps County, Missouri about halfway between St. Louis and Springfield on Interstate 44. Newburg is about 28 miles from Fort Leonard Wood. The district has 3 school serving students Kindergarten through 12th grade in the area, Newburg Elementary, Newburg Middle School, and Newburg High School. Newburg offers a wide variety of clubs and sports for students to participate in. http://newburg.k12.mo.us/
Phelps County R-III School District is located in rural Phelps County in Edgar Springs, which is about 17 miles east of Fort Leonard Wood. The school serves grades Pre-K through 8th. Students 9th-12th grades have the option to attend high school at Rolla High School (information above) or Licking High School. http://www.licking.k12.mo.us/ There are a clubs and sports that students can participate in. http://pcr3.k12.mo.us/
Plato R-V School District is in Northwestern Texas County and is located 10 miles south of Fort Leonard Wood on Route 32. Plato is a comprehensive school serving students in grades Pre-K through 12th. The district offers a full time day care program for the community as part of the Parents to Teachers program. http://www.plato.k12.mo.us/index.html
Richland R-IV School District is located about 24 miles from Fort Leonard Wood. Richland Elementary School houses students preschool through 3rd grade and Richland Junior/Senior High School serves students in 7th through 12th grades. Richland provides opportunities to students to participate in clubs and sports. http://www.richlandbears.us/default.htm
Rolla Public Schools is a larger school district located about 31 miles east of Fort Leonard Wood. Rolla has about 4,000 students enrolled and they are housed in 7 different schools within district: Mark Twain Elementary (K-4th grades), Truman Elementary (K-4th grades), Wyman Elementary (K-4th grades), Rolla Middle School (5th-7th grades), Rolla Junior High (8th-9th grades), Rolla High School (10th-12th grades), and Rolla Technical Institute/Center. Rolla Public Schools offers a wide variety of sports and clubs both competitive and noncompetitive for students. http://rolla.k12.mo.us/
St. James R-I School District is about 40 miles east of Fort Leonard Wood. St James has 3 schools that services the students in the district, St. James Elementary School, St. James Middle School, and St. James High School. The district offers an array of sports and clubs for all students. http://stjschools.org/
Waynesville R-VI School District, located in Pulaski County (south central Missouri), serves the communities of Waynesville, St. Roberts, and Fort Leonard Wood. With a population of nearly 6000 students in grades K-12, Waynesville R-VI is the largest school District in Pulaski County. These students are housed in 10 different schools throughout the district, approximately half of which are located on Fort Leonard Wood military installation; these school include Thayer Elementary, Partridge Elementary, Wood Elementary and Williams Early Childhood Center. Located off post are East Elementary, Freedom Elementary, the 6th Grade Center, Waynesville Middle School and Waynesville High School (including the 9th Grade Center). Waynesville also has a Career Center that offers vocational education. Waynesville schools offer numerous extracurricular activities for students both competitive and noncompetitive. http://www.waynesville.k12.mo.us/site/default/aspx?PageID=1
There are limited private school facilities in the immediate Fort Leonard Wood area. Maranatha Baptist Academy serves children in grades PreK through 12th and is located in St. Robert. Westside Christian Academy serves children PreK 5th and is located in Waynesville. Other private schools are located approximately 30 miles away in the city of Rolla, MO.
According to Section 167.031 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, a parent or guardian of a child, between the ages of seven (7) and seventeen (17) years of age, shall cause the child to attend regularly some public, private, parochial, parish, home school or a combination of such schools. Any parent may educate a child at home. The parent does not need a teaching certificate or need to meet any education requirements in order to provide home instruction. If a parent decides to home school, he or she must offer 1,000 hours of instruction during the school year, with at least 600 hours in the basics, which will be in reading, language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science. At least 400 of the 600 hours shall occur in the home location. Home school education enforcement and records pursuant to this section, and sections 210.167 and 211.031, RSMo, shall be subject to review only by the local prosecuting attorney. A parent who is home schooling a child must maintain the following records: A plan book, diary, daily log, or other written record indicating the subjects taught and the activities engaged in with the student;
Section 167.042 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, states that a parent or guardian may notify the superintendent of schools or the recorder of county deeds, in the county where the child legally resides, of their intent to home school. This is to be done before September 1 annually. Home-schooled students do not register with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education does NOT regulate or monitor home schooling in Missouri. Home schooling is one of the options available to meet the state's compulsory attendance law, Section 167.031, RSMo. Neither the State Board of Education nor the Department has any authority to issue regulations or guidelines concerning home schooling. No registration is required with the State of Missouri or with our Department. No curriculum or materials are provided to home schoolers from the Department or from the State, nor any advice about available online programs. The Department does NOT accredit home schooling.
According to Missouri law, a child is eligible for admission to kindergarten if the child reaches the age of five before the first day of August for the current year or if the child is a military dependent who has successfully completed a state accredited prekindergarten program or has attended a state accredited kindergarten program in another state. To be eligible to enter first grade, children must reach the age of six prior to August 1 of the current year, or if the child is a military dependent who has successfully completed a state accredited kindergarten program in another state. Any child, who successfully completed kindergarten in an out-of-state accredited school, or a Missouri accredited urban or metropolitan school, will meet age requirements for entrance into grade one. A registered birth certificate must be presented at the time of enrollment for kindergarten and first grade students who are enrolling in the Waynesville School District for the first time.
Missouri state law states that all immunizations must be current and up to date before attending school.
New students must present immunization records at the time of registration that comply with Missouri state law requirements. Missouri law requires all kindergarten through eleventh grade students to obtain Hepatitis B immunizations. This requires a series of three shots which must be completed or in progress when school begins. Additionally, Missouri law requires kindergarten through fourth grade students to have completed the varicella (chicken pox) immunization or to show documentation of proof of disease. For questions, please contact the Fort Leonard Wood Immunization Clinic at 573-596-1768 or Pulaski County Health Department in Crocker, Missouri, at 573-736-2217. For specific information or assistance, you may contact the school nurse at the building assignment in your attendance area.