Avenue City School District; A Synopsis of our School
The Avenue City School District has carved out its own little niche in Northwest Missouri. Located five miles east of St. Joseph and nine miles southeast of Savannah, this school possesses an environment of caring and success. Anyone who holds the opinion that “bigger is better,” has obviously not been to the Avenue City R-IX School District. The faculty, staff, community, and parents of this school district have come to understand that a school is much more than a building with four walls. This PreK- 8th grade school contains the vision and hope for tomorrow.
The District’s Parents as Teachers program allows parents to be their child’s first teacher and arrangements for home visits can begin before the newborn arrives. The Avenue City R-IX School District also provides its community with a preschool opportunity beginning at age three that continues until the child is ready to enter Kindergarten. The district’s K-8 enrollment is approximately 165 students. The high school enrollment is approximately 55 students. When the time for high school draws near, families within the Avenue City R-IX School District possess the luxury of being able to select the high school of their choice for their child. Families traditionally select one of the three high schools in St. Joseph or the high school in Savannah.
The strength of a school lies within its people and its community. The community support for the school district allows the ability to attract and retain high quality teachers and staff. All staff continues to focus on keeping Avenue City School a great place for children to learn. Remaining an independent district, the taxpayers of Avenue City R-IX decided decades ago that local control of the public school was important. The community has supported the school, not only financially, but through volunteer programs and by retaining high expectations for the school and for their children as well. In return, the school has consistently appeared as one of the top elementary schools in the state and has been a top achiever in math and reading scores on state assessments. The state of Missouri has recognized the stakeholder’s combined efforts by awarding it the highest level of accreditation for the past two decades. A safe, supporting, and encouraging atmosphere allows for high achievement scores and a high level of parent satisfaction. The Avenue City School District students not only achieve, but do so in a loving and caring atmosphere because of this community of support.
Avenue City R-IX school district has carved out its own little niche in Northwest Missouri and this niche has continued success in promoting vision and hope for tomorrow.