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Best Students and Staff

Our students and staff have been busy first semester.  We are looking forward to a great rest of the year.  Last day of school is May 24.

photos from the ribbon cutting for the FOHS fieldhouse
Grand Opening

We were excited to open the Fort Osage High School Fieldhouse in January 2024.  This was the last of the projects to be completed thanks to voter approval in 2021.  For more details visit

Mission & Vision

About Us


Together with parents and the community we prepare all students to be successful in life. 


All Fort Osage Graduates will be:

  • Self aware
  • Critical thinkers
  • Effective collaborators
  • Strong communicators
  • Contributing citizens
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News & Events

Annual enrollment and residency verification is open now through July 17

The annual Fort Osage online enrollment for the 2024-2025 school year is now open.  Every family is required to have an annual updated application submitted by July 17, 2024. 

Families will not receive teacher assignments or class schedules until the annual enrollment process is completed. Please note that students will not be allowed to start school on August 21 until this process has been completed. 

Read More about Annual Enrollment and Residency Verification
revised 24-25 student calendar

With the passage of Senate Bill 727 in May, Fort Osage will be required to have a calendar including 169 instructional days for the 2025-2026 school year. Further the same legislation attached additional state funding for the school districts who implement a calendar with 169 instructional days for the 2024-2025 school year. 


On June 11, the Fort Osage Board of Education approved a revised 2024-2025 school year calendar to include 169 instructional days. Please click here for the revised calendar. 

Read More about Change to the 2024-25 School Year Calendar

By The Numbers



Fort Osage has 5 elementary schools, 1 upper elementary, 1 middle school, 1 high school, an Early Childhood Center, Career & Technology Center, and an alternative learning school. 


Students PreK-12

Fort Osage is proud to serve students from Buckner, Levasy, Independence, Sibley, and unincorporated Jackson County.


Fort Osage High School graduation rate.


of our 2023 graduates earned a Market Value Asset: an industry recognized credential, 9+ hours of college credit, a client-connected project, an internship, or an entrepreneurial experience.  


average years of experience of our teachers.


of funding comes from our local community