Nearly 21,000 students are enrolled in Rockwood schools. The district’s 30 schools and supporting programs collectively make up one of the highest performing school districts in the state and nation.
At Rockwood, we believe a strong character education program is the foundation for our students and their learning - both inside and outside of the classroom. Rockwood was designated as a National District of Character, which reflects our dedication to character development relating to academic achievement, student behavior and school climate.
Rockwood has consistently earned the accreditation of Distinction in Performance by the Missouri Department of Education. This is the highest rating a school district can achieve on its Annual Performance Report. Our premier school district is noted for its high student achievement, outstanding teachers and staff, and great community support.
The Rockwood School District continues to be a state and national leader in education. Our mission of doing whatever it takes to ensure all students realize their potential is at the center of our work. In Rockwood, we want every child to succeed.
% of students proficient
Have Advanced Degrees
Average Years of Experience
National Board Certified Teachers
...one of the highest in Missouri!
Rockwood is a top-performing school district. Character.org has designated Rockwood as one of only four National School Districts of Character in 2016. Each year, this national program selects school districts that are dedicated to character development relating to academic achievement, student behavior and school climate.
16 Rockwood Schools were recognized for 18 Promising Practices in 2016
These are unique, specific and effective character education strategies that can be a model for schools across the country.
The WEB program, or
Where Everybody Belongs, is active in middle schools and high schools. Older students mentor younger students and model lessons in character education, anti-bullying and positive school climate.
The Leader in Me program has been used as a model in several Rockwood elementary and middle schools.
With more than 21,000 students, Rockwood is the largest school district in St. Louis County. In addition, the district’s 19 elementary schools, six middle schools and four high schools collectively make up one of the highest performing school districts in the country.
Visit a Rockwood school and you’ll see great things: successful students, caring employees, enthusiastic volunteers and a commitment to excellence in education. Each Rockwood school produces a school report card to highlight their students’ achievement, enrollment and staffing. Click on your school to find their report card.
Rockwood recognizes the importance of being held accountable to its patrons for the financial health of the school district and is dedicated to professional, prudent and conservative financial management. These financial challenges have strengthened our commitment to ensuring that taxpayers' money is invested wisely in public school education.
Partners in Education links community resources to Rockwood classrooms. PIE facilitators partner with volunteers willing to share their expertise or special talents with students.
This community connection enhances curriculum, making learning more meaningful and relevant for students’ education.
The Community Education partnership between the Rockwood and Parkway School Districts serves as a model for districts across the country.
It offers a broad range of programs and services including aquatics, adult education and literacy, enrichment, outdoor education, school-age care, sports and visual and performing arts.