HANNIBAL SCHOOL DISTRICT INFORMATION
“Achieving Excellence Together”
The Hannibal School District assumes the responsibility to offer a quality education to all students. Our mission is to provide educational opportunities that enable learners to make a positive contribution to society and achieve fulfillment in their personal lives.
The Hannibal School District #60 is rated "accredited with distinction in performance" by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Additional accreditation comes from the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools at the career center.
The district features a grade configuration of pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and grades one through five in its elementary schools, grades six through eight in its middle school, and grades nine through twelve in its high school. The area career and technical center is also located on school district property. The district is comprised of five elementary attendance centers including Eugene Field, Mark Twain, Oakwood, Stowell, and Veterans. All elementary schools are organized as pre-kindergarten through fifth grade.
The Hannibal Public School District #60 staff members consist of 564 members, including 326 certificated and 238 non-certificated members. Of the 326 certificated staff members, 59.4 percent are at or above the master's degree level. The average teaching experience level in the district is 12.7 years.
Special programs in early childhood education and parenting, guidance and counseling services, health programs, and special education programs are a vital part of the total program of the Hannibal School District. Also provided are remedial services, both during the school term and during a summer school program. A summer enrichment program is also offered to all students. In addition to these programs, a strong well-rounded, extracurricular program including athletics, performing and visual arts, and publications is offered by the district.
There is a strong relationship between the school and community as evidenced by strong parental involvement, support, and partnership with community organizations. Each elementary and the middle school have active parent-teacher organizations and strong booster organizations exist for band, chorus, and athletics. Success in the activity programs and competitions is a source of community pride.
The school district enrollment has been remarkably steady the past ten years. Enrollment projects indicate a slight but steady increase for the next ten years. There is a possibility of a greater increase in population of school age children if rapid economic growth in the Hannibal area occurs.
OTHER DISTRICT INFORMATION AND FACTS:
Budget for 2014-2015 school year is $33,508,159.
Sources of revenues are local and county (58.39%), state (32.59%), and federal (9.02%).
Assessed valuation for 2014 is $296,272,956 and the current tax levy is $3.47.
Enrollment is 3,537 for the 2014-2015 school year.
Teacher salary range for 2014-2015 is $33,150 to $61,550 and the average teacher salary is $42,647.
Hannibal, Missouri is located in Marion County along the Mississippi River's west bank. The city and adjacent area comprise an area over ten square miles and contain approximately two-thirds of the Marion County population. The city and surrounding area population is over-20,000, and over 176,000 people live within a radius of fifty miles.
Hannibal is located 116 miles northwest of St. Louis, 206 miles east-northeast of Kansas City, and 300 miles southwest of Chicago. Main transportation links include railroad, river barge, and three federal highways.
The area has been strongly influenced by the presence of the Mississippi River and especially by the historical significance of being the residence of Mark Twain. Many buildings in the city reflect the "river boom town" era construction. Several magnificent homes and community buildings show that era's influence with ornate structural and decorative characteristics that add charm, warmth, and a sense of history to their surroundings.
The city is located along the river plain and on high bluffs featuring beautiful vistas of the river below. The geography of the area has had a significant influence on construction of buildings, including school facilities, requiring special attention to appropriate landscape work, foundation and retaining wall construction.
Hannibal boasts a unique blend of tourism and light industry as a stable economic base. Hannibal is best known as the boyhood home of Mark Twain. Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) spent his younger years in Hannibal, and many of the things he experienced became an important part of his books. The Mark Twain influence has made tourism a major industry in Hannibal with approximately 400,000 visitors per year to the Twain related sites. In addition to tourism, a variety of light industries occupy Hannibal's thriving Industrial Park. Major industries include Watlow, General Mills Incorporated, Buckhorn Rubber, Continental Cement, and Enduro Industries.
In Hannibal and the surrounding community there are numerous services that enhance the quality of life in the area.
The Hannibal Regional Hospital is a new state of the art health care facility and the city has many doctors of varying specialties.
Hannibal-LaGrange University is a four-year liberal arts college that draws a significant number of Hannibal High School graduates.
The tourist industry has been influenced by the recreational opportunities offered in Hannibal and the surrounding area. Clarence Cannon Dam and Mark Twain Lake State Park, located approximately 20 miles from Hannibal, provide notable tourist attractions. Tourists visiting the lake are drawn to the Hannibal area to visit the many Mark Twain-influenced attractions. The Mississippi River provides added recreational opportunities for residents. Hannibal also boasts an excellent YMCA facility that enables a wide variety of community recreational and educational programs. A summer city recreation program is very comprehensive and provides many activities for youth ages 3-18.