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Area Schools

Gasconade County R-II School District 

The Gasconade County R-II School District consists of 354 square miles that includes territories in 4 counties (Gasconade, Franklin, Crawford, & Osage). A 7-member Board of Directors guides the activities of the District. The District operates 4 attendance centers for 1,868 students.

Facilities
As a result of tremendous financial support from R-II District patrons, the R-II students attend school in excellent facilities. In 2005, support was shown when District patrons approved a 14 million dollar bond referendum for the purpose of building a new elementary school, transportation/maintenance/warehouse and renovations, including air conditioning to the other district attendance centers. The Board of Education and patrons of the Gasconade County R-II School District are committed to provide the best learning environment for our students.

Special Programs
COE (Work-Study Program) - Gifted Program
Business/Computer Classes - Agriculture Classes (Greenhouse)
College Preparatory Curriculum - Graphic Arts Classes
Vo-Tech Classes at Rolla Vocational School - GED Classes
Adult Education Classes - Special Education for all Disabled Students
Evening College Credit Classes

Faculty & Staff
275 employees serve the R-II students. 154 of those employees are directly involved with instructional programs as teachers, administrators, coordinators and specialists. A support staff of secretaries, instructional/clerical aides, food service workers, bus drivers, maintenance/custodial workers and nurses, make up the other 121. R-II teachers’ salaries are competitive with schools of comparable size. The on-going professional development helps to strive for excellence. Average district wide pupil/teacher ratio for regular classroom teachers is 18-1.

Students
The Gasconade County R-II School District offers a comprehensive educational program. The high school offers 129 units of credit which meet the individual needs and interests of our students. High School students consistently score near the State and above national average on the ACT. In addition, the district offers 24 student activities: baseball, softball, basketball, football, golf, track, and volleyball, cross country, wrestling, band, speech, debate, drama, FFA, FBLA, and FCCLA.

Visit the Gasconade County R-2 Schools Website at:  http://owensville.k12.mo.us