"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.
On behalf of the volunteers who serve on the Board of Education, our faculty, staff, and students, it is my privilege to welcome you to our new and improved Gainesville School District Website. We hope you will find all of the information you need while easily navigating our pages.
Gainesville is an excellent school system made of outstanding faculty, a wonderful student body, and a school community that values high quality education. We take great pride in our achievements and are passionate about the opportunity and service we provide to every one of our students.
As you navigate the pages of our website you will find a wealth of information about our schools, programs, and much more. Although many of the pages on our website include contact information, you may find some of your questions are not answered. If so, please do not hesitate to contact the supervisor of the department you are interested in learning more about. If you are unsure of who to contact, please reach out to any building level administrator for assistance.
Thank you for your continued support of our school district.
Dr. Jeffrey L. Hyatt
Gainesville R-5 School District
Superintendent of Schools
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.