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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  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 5,019 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 36% of students are at least proficient in math and 46% in reading.

Fort Osage R-I School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
36%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
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Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,019
Free or Reduced Lunch
53.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$61,110
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.7%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$11,944/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$69,236
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$873
National
$949
Median Home Value
$134,000
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 loved my experience at Fort Osage! Indian Pride! Some of my favorite memories include football games, basketball games, sitting in the student section, assemblies yelling "WE! ARE! FORT!" I graduated in 2016.