Joplin School District

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Joplin School District
Jasper and Newton Counties, Missouri
United States
Coordinates 37°03′17″N 94°26′11″W / 37.0546°N 94.4364°W / 37.0546; -94.4364Coordinates: 37°03′17″N 94°26′11″W / 37.0546°N 94.4364°W / 37.0546; -94.4364
District information
Type Public
Grades PreK–12
District ID 2916350
Students and staff
Students 7,759[1]
Teachers 552.97 (on FTE basis)[1]
Student-teacher ratio 14.03:1[1]
District mascot Eagle
Colors Cardinal Red, Navy Blue, Silver, White
Other information

The Joplin School District is located in Jasper and Newton Counties in the City of Joplin, Missouri. It serves more than 7,395 students in the School District.[1]

Major Cities Served[edit]

Recent History[edit]

On May 22, 2011, an EF5 tornado Ripped through Joplin, Missouri. In the path of the tornado, Joplin High School, Franklin Technical Center, East Middle School, Irving Elementary, and Emerson Elementary were Destroyed; Cecil Floyd Elementary, Duqeusne Elementary, Eastmorland Elementary, and Kelsey Norman were damaged as well. In the months after the tornado, plans have been made to rebuild all schools that were destroyed in the tornado. The School district re-opened its Middle and Elementary schools on January 9th, 2014; and Joplin High School and Franklin Technical Center re-opened in August 2014.


High School[edit]

Middle Schools[edit]

  • East Middle School
  • North Middle School
  • South Middle School


  • Cecil Floyd (opened in 1985)
  • Columbia
  • Eastmorland
  • Irving (destroyd and rebuilt in a new location after the May 2011 tornado)
  • Jefferson
  • Kelsey Norman
  • McKinley
  • Royal Heights
  • Stapleton
  • Soaring Heights (completed December 2013)
  • West Central

Former Schools[edit]

  • Duenweg (closed and consolidated in response to redistricting following the May 2011 tornado)
  • Duqeusne (closed and consolidated in response to redistricting following the May 2011 tornado)
  • Emerson (destroyed in the May 2011 tornado)
  • Memorial (currently utilized as the district's administration offices)
  • Washington Education Center


  1. ^ a b c d "Joplin Schools". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 10, 2012.

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