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The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released their Annual Performance Reports for school districts across the state on Monday.  Dr. Snodgrass is pleased to announce that Fort Osage was designated as a 'Distinction in Performance' District. Fort Osage scored 92.1% of the points possible which is the highest score we’ve earned under MSIP 5. Further, this marks the third consecutive year that we have improved our score!

“Being designated as a 'Distinction in Performance' district is made possible by the commitment, focus, determination, and hard work of each student, staff member, and parent in the entire school district.  I'm excited about the many wonderful things occurring in our school district. Not only am I excited about our current achievement, but more importantly I'm excited about our future,” said Dr. Snodgrass.  

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Established in 1949, The Fort Osage R-1 School District is about 20 miles east of Kansas City, Missouri, and encompasses 132 square miles of Eastern Jackson County, including northeast Independence, the communities of Buckner, Levasy, Sibley, Atherton, and a portion of Sugar Creek, as well as many acres of unincorporated land.  The school district serves as a center to this unique blend of rural, small town, and suburban atmospheres.  The Central Campus, featuring the Fort Osage High School, Ninth Grade Center, Osage Trail Middle School, Career and Technology Center, and the Gragg Administration Center is located at 2101 North Twyman Road near the intersection of U.S. 24 Highway and Missouri Highway 7.  Fire Prairie Upper Elementary School is located east of the Central Campus.  The school district operates five elementary schools, an Early Childhood Center, and an alternative school, Lewis and Clark Academy.

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  • Fort Osage Gragg Administration Center

  • Phone: 816-650-7000
  • Fax: 816-650-3888

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