Missouri



State Governance

State Board of Education

The Missouri state board of education consists of eight members each serving an eight-year term. Board members are appointed by the governor and must be approved by the Senate.

The state board has authority over:

  • Content Standards Adoption
  • Teacher Licensure
  • Appoints Chief State School Officer
  • Oversees Authorization of Charter Schools
  • University and Community College Teacher Education Programs

Governor

Eric Greitens (R)

Chief State School Officer

Margie Vandeven

State Context

State Demographics

Public Education Enrollment by Special Populations:

Free and Reduced Price Lunch: 49.7%

English Language Learners: 3.0%

Served by IDEA: 13.4%

 

2015 NAEP State Data

Reading scores for Grade 4 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Reading scores for Grade 4 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

 

Mathematics scores for Grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Mathematics scores for Grade 8 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

 

Science scores for Grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Graduation Rates

 

Adjusted cohort graduation rate between 2011 and 2015:

 

Charter Schools

Year Charter School Law was Enacted: 1998

Number of Charter Schools in the 2014-15 Year: 51

Number of Students Served by Charter Schools in the 2014-15 Year: 19,737

Charter School Cap Law: Missouri law prohibits public charter schools from serving more than 35% of public school students in accredited school districts that enroll 1,500 or more students.

ESSA Plan & Implementation

Missouri intends to submit its ESSA consolidated application to the U.S. Department of Education on April 3, 2017. Learn more about Missouri’s ESSA approach.