Branson R-IV School District is focused on being a community committed to learning. The Branson school district includes 8 schools that educated over 4,000 students between the pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Branson Schools are nestled in the Ozark hills, providing our school families and area visitor’s unique opportunities to enjoy.
The Board of Education has identified the following goals for the Branson School District:
Students – Provide a positive educational environment that will ensure all students the opportunity to reach their fullest potential for success.
Personnel – Employ, develop, and retain a well-qualified and positively motivated, productive staff.
Community – Build positive relationships with the community to increase active involvement in the school district for the benefit of the students.
Facilities – Proactively maintain, acquire, and build the educational facilities necessary to properly serve and enrich the school programs.
Governance – Continue in-service for the Board of Education on team-building and the risks of micro-management.
Cedar Ridge Primary is home to our Preschool and Kindergarten students. Cedar Ridge Primary principle, Shelly Worley, states “The primary age is a critical learning phase for child growth and development to occur. We consider this window of opportunity crucial to a child’s overall success in the school. As educators we aspire to insure that all students strive to achieve their personal best, both academically and socially.” Cedar Ridge Primary school houses the preschool and kindergarten center for the Branson School district. With over 750 students enrolled, this is a quickly growing facility.
Once children have graduated from preschool and kindergarten, they will move on to primary school. Depending on which district you live in, your child will go to either Cedar Ridge Primary school or Buchanan Elementary School. Cedar Ridge Primary has a separate building for grades 1-3. This section of the primary school has over 450 students. The faculty and staff of Cedar Ridge Elementary inspire students to learn and succeed through dedication and collaboration. Buchanan Elementary School, which also teaches 1-3 grade, has over 550 students that attend. Buchanan Elementary is a community committed to preparing learners for life.
Both schools also have an intermediate school which houses grades 5 and 6. Cedar Ridge Elementary is dedicated to meeting students’ academic, social and emotional needs. They are excited and proud to announce that 2015 is the first year that Cedar Ridge has an intermediate school. With over 500 students, this new school is already becoming established. Buchanan Intermediate School is a dedicated faculty and staff are eager to partner with their various stakeholders to create a dynamic learning experience for students. This intermediate school has over 700 students in 5th and 6th grade.
After 6th grade, students who live in the Branson school district will move up to Branson Junior High School, regardless of which primary, elementary, or intermediate school they went to. Branson Junior High has over 600 students. The motto at the junior high is “We exist for student success”! Once they have completed 7th and 8th grade, students then move on to high school. Branson High School boasts a diverse student population and highly dedicated faculty that educated over 1,400 students from 9th grade to 12th grade. Branson High School is a member of the Missouri State High School Activities Association and the Central Ozarks Conference – Large School Division. BHS offers 25 MSHSAA recognized sports and activities for the student body.
Branson School District boasts first class facilities and an indisputable scholastic reputation. With almost 300 teachers in the entire district, the student to teacher ratio is 15 students per teacher. Overall, Branson public school district has much to offer for students of all ages. If you would still like more information on the school district or each individual school, please visit their District Website.