Each of the district's schools strives for academic excellence. The schools include: eight elementary schools, one middle school (6th-7th), one junior high school (8th-9th) and one senior high school (10th-12th), two special schools along with a comprehensive gifted program, an early childhood center and an alternative school.
The patrons of the community have always strongly supported their schools. Working together with people of diverse backgrounds through various groups and organizations, the school district has been responsive to community needs.
The Hickman Mills Public School District is recognized as a provisionally accredited district by the Missouri Department of Education. The District strives to stay on the cutting edge of all areas of instruction.
Ethnic diversity in the schools reflects that of the community. Currently, the enrollment in Hickman Mills schools is: 78% African American, 10% Caucasian, 8% Hispanic, 2% Asian and 2% Multiracial. Approximately 86% of students attending school in the area are described as economically disadvantaged and qualify for free and reduced meals. The median income in the Hickman Mills community is around $24,000. Seventeen percent of all residents are at the poverty level or below.
The Hickman Mills area is a diverse, first ring suburban community, located approximately 10 miles southeast of Downtown Kansas City and includes 56 square miles. The area which is within the 5th and 6th Council Districts developed in the decades following World War II (1950-1970). During that time, Interstates 435 and 470 were built and postwar housing developed at a rapid pace.
|2012 - 2013 Budget||$79,232,059|
|Full-time Employees ||874|
The mission of the Hickman Mills C-1 School District is to educate our students for a lifetime of success.
In order to accomplish the Mission of the Hickman Mills C-1 School District, the Board of Education is committed to fostering in our students positive growth in social and emotional behaviors and attitudes essential for success in our diverse and competitive society by:
• Educating our students to achieve high levels of academic performance.
• Involving schools, families, businesses, and community as partners in preparing our students for a
lifetime of success.
• Planning for and securing sufficient resources to provide the best educational opportunities for students.
• Hiring and developing personnel who recognize and foster the unique potential of each student.
• Efficiently acquiring, maintaining and utilizing district facilities and technologies to enhance the learning
environment and academic achievement for our students.
• Holding itself responsible for acquiring knowledge on community, legislative and educational issues to
determine the best direction for our school district.