Gainesville R-5 School District

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  • "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.

  • Elementary Registration Information:

    The Gainesville Elementary School registration will be held on Wednesday, August 1st and Thursday, August 2nd, 2018.  Students may pick up paperwork and pay fees at this time.  This year, we ask that you complete all paperwork while you are here and return it to school Staff.  A new school requirement brought about by recent legislation requires up to date immunizations for students before they can attend school.  New students to the district should have a copy of their current immunizations, transcript from previous school and the name, address and telephone number of their previous school.  Insurance information and lunch applications will be available at this time. 


    AUGUST 1, 2018
    8:00 A.M. 6th GRADEback
    9:00 A.M. 5th GRADE
    10:00 A.M. 4th GRADE
    11:00 A.M. 3rd GRADE
    1:00 P.M. 2nd GRADE
    2:00 P.M. 1St GRADE

    AUGUST 2, 2018
    NEW STUDENTS/KINDERGARTEN/PRESCHOOL
    8:00 A.M. -- 12:00 P.M. 
    1:00 P.M. -- 3:00 P.M.

    Siblings are encouraged to come together. 
    Questions should be directed to the elementary school office at 679-4416

    Jr./Sr. High School Registration Information:

    The Gainesville Jr. /Sr. High School registration will be held on Wednesday, August 1st and Thursday, August 2nd, 2018. Students may pick up their schedules, paperwork and pay fees at this time.  This year, we ask that you complete all paperwork while you are here and return it to school Staff.  A new school requirement brought about by recent legislation requires up to date immunizations for students before they can attend school.  New students to the district should have a copy of their current immunizations, transcript from precious school and the name, address and telephone number of their previous school.  BOOK BAGS, DUFFLE BAGS, OR BACKPACK, ETC. WILL NOT BE ALLOWED.  Insurance information and lunch applications will be available at this time. 


    AUGUST 1, 2018
    8:00 A.M. SENIORS            
    9:00 A.M. JUNIORS                            
    10:00 A.M. SOPHOMORESregister
    11:00 A.M. FRESHMEN
    1:00 P.M. 8th GRADE
    2:00 P.M. 7th GRADE

    AUGUST 2, 2018
    NEW STUDENTS
    8:00 A.M. -- 12:00 P.M. 
    1:00 P.M. -- 3:00 P.M.

    Siblings are encouraged to come together. 
    Questions should be directed to the high school office at 679-4200.

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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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