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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Willard R-II School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Willard, MO. It has 4,526 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 51% of students are at least proficient in math and 65% in reading.

Willard R-II School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
51%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1350
6 responses
Average ACT
26
230 responses

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,526
Free or Reduced Lunch
41.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,992
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$42,064,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,492/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
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  2. Good for Families
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  3. Housing
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Median Household Income
$54,540
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$752
National
$949
Median Home Value
$129,500
National
$184,700

Willard R-II School District Reviews

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Willard has some amazing teachers and one of the greatest and most supportive communities around the area. Many teachers are known for leaving a lasting impression on many of their students. However, there were a lot of administration changes at once and the transition of those changes did not go as smoothly as it possibly could have. While there are people that my not be friends with one another, everyone seems to be generally nice. Willard schools have worked very hard to create an absolutely amazing environment. The hard work has paid off and continues to greatly benefit students of the district.
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Overall I have had a pretty good experience with Willard. Whenever I needed help with something in a class most of the teachers would be willing to help and actually make sure I understood what I was learning. There are a few things, however that I wish would be different. As of now phones are not aloud to be out whatsoever which doesn't seem like that big of a deal but personally it seems unnecessary. Kids there already have their phones out and making them go to ISS for having out seem a little excessive. I understand that schools have rules but I feel like the school needs to change along with its students. Each year a new set of kids come in, each one being more involved with technology than the one before. I have enjoyed Willard for the most part but I feel like the school as a whole needs to focus on more important things than someone being on their phone.
Overall, I have had a good experience as a student at Willard for 13 years. The district has grown a lot but it is still dedicated to its core values of preparing leaders and future community members. I have played sports and participated in activities all 4 years of high school and they have an excellent athletics and activity booster club that focuses on giving back directly to the students. Willard is a small town, but the school district pulls from the surrounding area, which sometimes gets in the way of their small town attitude and big school district feel. While it is one of the leading districts in the Ozark’s, there is not much diversity.