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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Fort Osage R-I School District is an above average, public school district located in Independence, MO. It has 4,835 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 60% in reading.
Address
2101 N Twyman Rd
Independence, MO 64058
Telephone
(816) 650-7000
Website

Fort Osage R-I School District Rankings

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High Schools in Fort Osage R-I School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
60%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
172 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,835
Free or Reduced Lunch
53.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,800
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$57,238,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,884/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$50,652
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$849
National
$949
Median Home Value
$131,500
National
$184,700

Fort Osage R-I School District Reviews

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The selection of classes offered, teachers & activities are wonderful. The only changes I’d suggest are adding club sports to cover sports not offered by the school (swimming, lacrosse, etc.) as well as updating & expanding the school buildings around the district (they just re-built the football stadium & made several improvements to some of their buildings last year but a lot of the buildings are still dated). When it comes to sports, FO is at the top of our division - last year the football team went to state, basketball season was one of the best in school history & baseball, volleyball, soccer & track are already starting this year right! There’s tons of other clubs & activities to choose from & many opportunities to be a part of the community. Communication between the administration, teachers, students & parents is amazing & they’ve adopted a lot of new tech into the district. All around great experiences at this school!
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I loved Fort Osage. I was a highly involved student: choir, track, cross country, and basketball as well as honor societies. The staff is amazing and always willing to help students-I never had a faculty member that I disliked, even a sliver. Surrounded by a caring community, this school is invokes a sense of belonging for everyone. Proud to be alumni of this school!

Something that could improve is the parking and the gymnasiums are sort of run down, but otherwise an amazing school.
I've been a student in the district since pre-k, and have come to know a lot about the community. Everyone knows pretty much everyone, and I've been friends with the same people since middle school. There is a tight-knit feeling here, and I do feel comfortable with a lot of kids here. The new enclosed breezeway at the HS makes me feel safer there and the new updated stadium is really nice. We get chromebooks and expensive tech, but I wish some of the money went towards things like updating the bathrooms, etc (even though I understand we don't get a lot of money). The majority of staff is kind and helpful, and want to see us succeed. That includes the bus drivers, custodians, lunch ladies, etc, too!