The Northwest R-1 School District encompasses a large area in Jefferson County, including, among others, the…More communities of High Ridge, House Springs, Cedar Hill and Byrnes Mill. The central office is located behind High Rudge Elementary School. The district operates six elementary schools (K-4), three intermediate schools (5-6), a middle school (6-8) and a high schools. It also provides special education programs.
In addition, Northwest R-1 also has created a variety of programs of address the needs of students including an "at risk" program, early childhood education, English for Speakers of Other Languages, Lion Care childcare, Parents as Teachers, a re-entry student program and C.A.T.S. (Center for Academically Talented Students).
The Northwest R-1 school board is one of only six school boards in the state to receive the 2010 Education Leadership Team Award from the Missouri School Boards Association.