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New Franklin R-I School is Fully Accredited by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

  • located in central Missouri
  • approximately 20 miles west of Columbia, providing easy access to shopping, medical care, higher education, and a wide variety of recreational and entertainment opportunities
  • within commuting distance of the University of Missouri, Columbia College, Stephens College, and Central Methodist University, among others
  • a blend of small town and rural communities including Rocheport, Franklin, New Franklin, Estill, Boonesboro, and parts of Fayette, encompassing over 100 square miles in southern Howard and northwestern Boone counties
  • just north of the Missouri River, across from Boonville and the Boonslick Technical Education Center
  • Address: 412 West Broadway, New Franklin, Missouri 65274
  • housing New Franklin High School, New Franklin Middle School, and New Franklin Elementary School
  • city of New Franklin has a population of ~ 1,100 
  • enrollment of approximately 450 students in grades K-12 
  • enrollment of 40 preschoolers in Ready Set Grow Preschool teacher:pupil ratio of approximately 1:11
  • annual budget for the district is $3,500,000-$4,000,000
  • 2015 district tax levy is $4.111 per $100 of assessed valuation
  • curricular programs in the areas of science, language arts/reading, mathematics, social sciences, foreign language, visual arts, music, health, physical education, library/media and technology.
  • services to students including guidance and counseling, health services directed by an on-staff registered nurse, speech/language therapy, remedial reading and math, special education, school lunch and breakfast program, Parents as Teachers, Early Childhood Special Education, school-based counseling agency, and other areas.
  • intensive reading programs: Early Literacy, Accelerated Reader, STAR Reading, Dibels Inventory, and Stride Curriculum Intervention. 
  • technology is current, accessible, and relevant. All classrooms and areas of school have wireless Internet access, are fully networked, and monitored for content and usage. 133 computers both MAC and PC, as well as 115 iPads and 370 Chromebooks, throughout grades Pre K-12 provide excellent student access to the technology. Teachers have additional technology for their instructional use and do not have to share equipment with students. Ninety percent of all teachers are eMINTS trained and place a strong emphasis on inquiry based instruction. Thirty five SMARTBoards enhance classroom instruction as well as give students additional experiences and knowledge with technology. 
  • participation in MIT-E Interactive Television network, linking New Franklin with Central Methodist University and other area school districts, enables the district to offer a wider variety of courses to the students, including those for college credit.
  • designated A+ School, allowing the expansion of course offerings, more career guidance and planning, and vocational placement, better prepares all students for careers and further learning, and ensures that students stay in school.
  • extracurricular activities/organizations include: speech and drama, vocal music, instrumental music, National Honor Society, art competition, academic competition, science competition, Future Farmers of America, Future Business Leaders's of America, Student Council, Yearbook, Lettermen's Club, Renaissance Program, Science Club, and interscholastic athletics that include baseball, softball, basketball, cheerleading, and track. 
  • 75%-80% of graduates attend post secondary educational institutions.
  • Full waiver of Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP) Review.
  • Distinction in Performance 2001-2002, 2004-2005, 2007-2008, 2008-2009 and 2010-2011.