Gainesville R-5 School District

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Quality Learning Today for Tomorrow

Mission Statement

  • "Quality Learning Today for Tomorrow"

    We will commit our financial, educational, and personnel resources to equip all students with the skills and knowledge necessary to develop to their fullest potential as self-motivated, life-long learners.


  • As we move into the winter season, we begin to prepare for the possibility of inclement weather that could necessitate the cancellation of classes. I encourage you to have a plan for your student in the event of a school cancellation or early dismissal. When possible, we try to make a decision about the next day prior to the 9:00 PM news; however, weather conditions can change rapidly overnight. An announcement about a cancellation is made as early as possible and no later than 6:00 AM.

    Cancellations will be announced on local television stations, 94.7 KTTS radio station, as well as through our notification system. If you have any questions about the notification system or would like to update the contact information we have on file for you, please call your building office: Elementary 679-4416, Middle School 679-4200, High School 679-4200, or call the Central Office at 679-4260.

    Dr. Jeffrey L. Hyatt
    Gainesville R-5 School District
    Superintendent of Schools

Location and Information

  • The Gainesville R-V School District is "fully accredited" and has A+ designation. The Gainesville R-V School District is governed by a seven-member Board of Education elected for three-year terms. The superintendent serves as the chief executive officer, and the elementary, junior high and high school each have a building principal. The district employs 62 certified employees and 42 classified employees. Fall student enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year was 625 students.  The preschool program, which started in 1997-98, serves 30 children.  The Parents As Teachers program was started in 1989 and serves approximately 37 families per year. The student-teacher ratio is one teacher to 10.5 students.

    The school campuses are located approximately 1.5 miles east of Gainesville in southwest Missouri between highways 160 and 181.  The 61-acre campus includes the high school built in 1962, the junior high wing added in 1971, and the new elementary school completed in 1995.  The school district covers 339 square miles and serves several rural communities including Thornfield, Wasola, Tecumseh, and Pontiac. 


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