• Welcome Back To The Waynesville R-VI School District

    From preschool programs for children with special needs and developmental concerns to dual credit and AP college courses at the high school. Waynesville Schools offer a variety of programs to meet the academic needs of students at all levels. As a result, our students routinely perform above average on state tests. 

    Waynesville teachers embrace the Professional Learning Community model and classes begin 30 minutes late each Wednesday to allow teachers to collaborate on best practices. (Buses also run 30 minutes later on Wednesday mornings; dismissal times do not change.)

    Beyond rigorous academics, students learn to apply school-wide positive behavior support strategies, model character words and embrace good habits for successful daily living. Understanding the value of individual responsibility is emphasized, along with service to others.

    Parents also are asked to maintain high expectations for their children, and none is more important than attendance. Every healthy child should be at school every day. 

    The district operates three elementary schools - Partridge, Thayer and Wood - on Fort Leonard Wood and two - East and Freedom - off post. Williams Early Childhood Center on post offers programs for qualifying preschool students and Parker Preschool offers preschool to students who are selected through a lottery system. The school district also operates the Waynesville Sixth Grade Center (grade 6), Waynesville Middle School (grades 7-8), Waynesville High School (grades 9-12) and Waynesville Career Center (grades 9-adult) off post.

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  • It's a great day to be a Tiger!

                   "On behalf of the Waynesville R-VI Board of Education, I thank you for choosing the Waynesville R-VI School District. I may be biased, but I believe that we have the best students, teachers, families, staff and administrators in the state.

                   My family has been in this community since the 1880's. I graduated from Waynesville High School and proudly volunteer with my fellow Board of Education members because we care about kids and their futures - just as my grandfather did many years before me when he served on the Board. Some of my teachers may be a little surprised that I serve on the board because I was not the top academic performer in my class; however, that's what makes this district the best. We serve the average student like me, while also meeting the needs for our top-performing students and those with special needs. Every student has the opportunity to succeed. 

                   Our facilities are among the best in the state and we continue to make improvements. Construction continues on our technology and storage facility that is being built next to the Administration Building. Our 1-to-1 Chromebook to student ratio requires more space, as does having additional storage for food and other items. We also will begin construction on a FEMA shelter at Freedom Elementary, which will also serve as a gym and is being paid for in part by a FEMA grant.

                   Our Board meetings are open to the public and broadcast live on Channel 12 or on the Waynesville Channel 12 and Tiger TV Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/watch/waynesvillech12/."

    With Tiger Pride,

    Paul Shultz 11

    President of the Waynesville R-VI Board of Education