Quick facts for the 2010-2011 school year:

  • 7,743 students
  • 19 schools- 13 elementary schools
    - 3 middle schools
    - 1 high school
    - 1 career & technical center
    - 1 early childhood center


School Facts:

The EF-5 tornado that devastated Joplin on May 22 damaged or destroyed 10 schools.  Joplin Schools estimates roughly $151 million in damages.

Total Losses:

  • East Middle School
  • Franklin Technology Center
  • Irving Elementary School
  • Joplin High School

Damaged or Partial Losses:

  • Cecil Floyd Elementary School
  • Duquesne Elementary School
  • Emerson Elementary School
  • Kelsey Norman Elementary School
  • Old South Middle School
  • Roi S. Wood Administration Building

2011-12 School Year Temporary Locations

Joplin High School

11/12th Grades:
Shopko Campus at Northpark Mall
101 North Range Line Rd. Building D
9/10th Grades:
Memorial Education Center
310 West 8th Street
Franklin Technology Center:
4th & Grand Campus
402 South Grand Street

East Middle School

6-8th Grades:
Crossroads Industrial Park
7501 East 26th Street

School Transitions

      • Irving Elementary School to Washington Campus: 1112 East 2nd Street
      • Duquesne Elementary School to Duenweg Elementary School: 202 Molloy Circle
      • Emerson Elementary School to Duquesne Campus: 1301 South Duquesne Road
      • Early Childhood students to McKinley Campus: 610 South Forest Street
      • Roi S. Wood Campus will serve students attending Beacon and the FLEX program
      • Joplin Schools Administration to former Missouri Department of Transportation Campus: 3901 East 32nd Street

Never Before Seen Tornado Video

“At 5:41pm on May 22, 2011 one of the most powerful storms in the history of our nation ripped through the heart of Joplin, MO. The following video from the Joplin Schools captures the ferocious nature of this storm, but more importantly the resiliency and dedication of a school community committed to honoring the legacy of the seven children and one educator lost in the storm who were a part of our
Joplin Schools family. On August 17th at 7:45am, we will celebrate the return of our community’s most precious resource, our children.”

Click here to view photos from the temporary Joplin High School at Northpark Mall.

Click here to view photos from the temporary East Middle School at Crossroads Industrial Park.

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