Welcome & Thanks for VisitingThank you for visiting our website! We hope the below information is helpful to you in your research about Republic School District and the Republic community. New Student Enrollment InformationRepublic School District would like to welcome families new to our district family! The student registration process can be completed through both an online and in-person process starting in mid-July. For full details click on the above link. Why Choose Republic Schools?The Republic School District, located in southwest Missouri, prides itself on providing an excellent academic environment for its 5024 students each day. Known as a leader in student success, the district has a history of student performance that is in the upper echelon of public schools across Missouri. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education assigns a “grade” to all public schools in the state based on a 140 point scale called the Annual Performance Report (APR). Republic School District’s most recent “grade” was 100% as the district achieved 140 of the 140 points possible. In addition, when comparing state assessment scores to comparable Missouri districts, Republic ranks at the top of the list!
In addition to being committed to academic excellence, the district takes great pride in its strategic approach to achieving its mission, “Preparing Each Student for a Successful Future” through focus on community priorities. A full strategic plan can be viewed at republicschools.org/csip. The district reports its progress regarding this strategic plan annually.
One specific community priority found in the CSIP/strategic plan is growing student leaders. The Republic School District is dedicated to deploying the Leader in Me initiative across the entire district over the next five years. All five of our elementary buildings are currently official Leader in Me schools with the secondary buildings close behind. In fact, in February 2019 Sweeny Elementary was named an official Leader in Me Lighthouse School. Sweeny is one of just over 300 schools across the country to obtain this prestigious honor! We believe the focus on student leadership helps grow the “whole child” and instills confidence and life skills that will promote success far beyond their years in the Republic School District.Another community priority that the CSIP/strategic plan addresses is the focus on implementing and embracingtechnology to enhance the learning environment of our students. A plan to strategically get devices in the hands of all teachers and students called RepMO Ready was deployed in 2015 and was completed in 2018. Our entire school district is either 1:1 or 2:1 (one/devices per one student) based on student developmental needs. The Republic School District prides itself on the rollout of this plan. It is exciting that districts across the region and country have sought out our implementation process to take back to their districts. In fact RepMO Ready was featured in the national publication, Schools of TechXcellence. To learn more about RepMO Ready visit republicschools.org/repmoready.
As mentioned previously, the Republic School District's mission is to "Prepare Each Student For a Successful Future." The academic offerings and rigor provided to students does just that. Several academic areas offered by Republic School District are very unique. One example is the offerings of Project Lead the Way (PLTW) courses for middle school and high school students. These hands-on courses focused on Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are in high demand! In the last four years the district went from serving 52 students to 733 with the addition of elective courses. Because the Republic School District feels these courses are an integral part of meeting student needs and accomplishing its mission, an “innovation wing” with four designated PLTW classrooms opened for the 2019-20 school year at Republic Middle School. In addition, partnerships with local higher education institutions like Ozarks Technical Community College, Drury and Missouri State University allow Republic students the opportunity to obtain credits (both at RHS or on the institution campus) that can be used at both RHS and at a college or university.
Another partnership that showcases Republic School District’s mission to prepare students for their future is the GO CAPs program. Students in this program have the opportunity to actually attend “school” courses at places of business in the healthcare, business, IT or engineering/manufacturing field. They are fully immersed into professional cultures, solving real world problems, using industry standard tools, monitored by actual employers, all while receiving high school and college credit.
The Republic School District takes pride in its students’ accomplishments. On average over $4 million in scholarships are awarded to Republic High School seniors each year.The sky is the limit when it comes to student achievements and accolades! We have students who regularly compete at the State and National levels in athletics, literacy and writing clubs, FCCLA, FFA, AFJROTC, math clubs, FBLA, DECA, Speech and Debate, Band, Choir and many other extra-curricular activities from kindergarten to 12th grade! In addition, you don't want to miss the AMAZING productions of the RHS Tiger Theatre that take place in the fall and spring.
A few other accolades to mention include top rankings of the after/before school programs, STRIPES 360 along with the district’s Early Childhood Center. These programs have been commended for their excellence by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Also, the Republic School District Board of Education is deeply invested in the success of the district. They consistently receive the prestigious Governance Team Award from the Missouri School Boards’ Association, an accolade presented to less than 25 districts each year. Their service and leadership is appreciated!
We are incredibly #repmoproud of our district team! Educators from across the region are constantly visiting our classrooms to gather insight from our wonderful teaching team. Republic educators are regularly called upon to present best practices at state and national conferences and to participate in the creation and scoring of state curriculum and assessments. The individual state and national accolades our team has received is something we are very #repmoproud to share. For example, Lyon Elementary teacher, Alice Buckner was named the 2017 Outstanding Elementary Educator for the state of Missouri by the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM). Sweeny Elementary's Amy Skeans was one of only three elementary teachers from across the state to receive the 2017 Science Teachers of Missouri (STOM) Excellence in Science Teaching Award. Also, RHS math teacher Michelle Kiser was selected as a Missouri state-level finalist for the 2017 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Kailey Grapes, RHS teacher was named 2020 New Teacher of the Year by the Missouri Educators of Family and Consumer Sciences and Human Services (MoEFACS.) Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals named Republic High School Principal, Tyler Overstreet "Exemplary Principal of the Year" for Southwest Missouri in 2017, and Republic Middle School Principal, Allison Dishman received the same accolade in 2018. Sweeny Elementary's Principal Dr. Beth Engelhart was recognized as the 2019-2020 Missouri Distinguished Principal for the Southwest Region of the Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals. Republic School District's former Superintendent, Dr. Chance Wistrom was awarded the 2013 "New Superintendent of Schools Award'' and named a finalist for the "Robert L. Pearce Award" in 2020 by the Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA). Republic's Health Services Program and Wellness Program Coordinator, Natalie Botkin was chosen in 2020 as the School Nurse Administrator of the Year by the Missouri Association of School Nurses. In addition, Republic High School is home to “Missouri’s Greatest School Nurse 2018,” Nancy Leonard, and also the 2019 Missouri School Nurse Administrator of the Year.
Thanks to the incredible support of our wonderful school community, each day is an awesome day to be a RepMO Tiger!To learn more about the Republic School District we invite you to search through the pages of this website and to also follow us on Twitter (@republicschools) and on Facebook (Republic School District). Each of our individual buildings also have Facebook pages that you are invited to view (information below).
Fast Facts About Republic School District
- RSD have 8 educational buildings: 1 Early Childhood Center, 5 elementary schools, 1 middle school and 1 high school.
- The current enrollment is approximately 5024 students.
- The district currently provides a reliable system of transportation for over 3,000 students and travels over 441,000 miles per year.
- Each school day over 900 breakfasts and 2,500 lunches are served
Curriculum & Assessment Information
- To learn about the various initiatives Republic School District has implemented, along with specific curriculum and assessment information, visit the Elementary and Secondary Learning Department page HERE.
- The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education keeps updated records about our district that are accessible at any time. Enrollment, certification information, attendance percentages, assessment scores, etc. can all be found HERE.
Elementary Boundary InformationClick HERE to be directed to a tool which can assist you in determining what elementary boundary area you live in, or to check to see if your address is within the Republic School District. Please follow the steps given to get accurate information. If you have questions, please contact the Transportation Department at 417.732.3680. Check Us Out on Social Media & Contact Us