Welcome to Hickman Mills C-1 School District's award-winning website. Everything you want to know about the oldest consolidated school district in Missouri can be found right here. From the time Ruskin High School first opened its doors in 1902, the Hickman Mills C-1 has always taken pride in the education it provides to the children of southeast Kansas City. Back then, just 200 students went to school in “Hickman's Mill.” Today, that number is nearly 6,500!
The Hickman Mills C-1 features eight elementary schools, a college preparatory center for sixth- and seventh-grade students, one junior high school, one senior high school, our CODE program for gifted students, educational services for children at Spofford and Crittenton Center and our state-of-the-art Freda Markley Early Childhood Center. The ECC has won numerous awards for design excellence and environmentally-friendly ('green') features and provides our youngest learners the tools necessary to successfully transition into a traditional classroom setting. In 2011, the district received formal recognition from the National Academy Foundation (NAF) for our Academy of Engineering (AoE), the only school of its kind not only in the Kansas City area, but in the entire Midwest. The AoE curriculum provides students the pathway to a variety of exciting career opportunities in a limitless number of engineering fields.
I could go on and on about all the wonderful things happening in this district, but I would rather you come experience it yourself. We have a proud past in the Hickman Mills C-1 and an exciting future-come be part of it!