Superintendent's Message

Hannibal Public School

District #60

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.


Budget for 2017-2018 school year is $36,597,423.

Sources of revenues are local and county (58.39%), state (32.59%),  and federal (9.02%).

Assessed valuation for 2018 is $319,676,577 and the current tax levy is $4.0166.

Enrollment is 3,537 for the 2014-2015 school year.

Teacher salary range for 2017-2018 is $33,650 to $62,050 and the average teacher salary is $42,647.

Welcome to the Hannibal School District!

Welcome to the Hannibal School District!  I am grateful and honored to be your Superintendent.  We have much to be proud of here in the Hannibal Public Schools.  I realize that quality public education happens when students, parents, staff and the community work together to create learning environments where everyone thrives.  It is very exciting to be a part of the Hannibal Public Schools’ journey toward increased achievement and educational excellence.  Hannibal is excelling because everyone wants the best for the District.

I believe it is important for the community to know who I am and why I love public education.  First, I am a wife and mother.  My husband, Jay is a retired teacher and coach and we have one daughter, Kylee who is a Senior at Hannibal High School.  Family is important to me.  I have always had a strong belief that it is important for educators to strive to create a school district that is desirable for their own children as well as for the children of all parents.  Our community should expect that from the Hannibal School District.  

I have been in public education as a teacher, building administrator, district administrator, and superintendent for 25 years.  Not only have I spent all 25 years working for the Hannibal School District but I have lived in our community for all of those years.  Hannibal is known for excellence in academics, extracurricular activities and the positive relationships that exist among staff, students, and the families within our community.  

Serving the students and families of the Hannibal School District is my passion.  Being an educational leader is what I do.  We all desire the same things.  We want the Hannibal Public Schools to be recognized as a leader in public education.  We want students to be challenged daily in a safe and nurturing environment.  We want our students to work hard, persevere, and to provide students with the skills and attributes needed to pursue the opportunities of their choice after high school graduation.  

We are grateful for the support we receive from the Hannibal community.  The results of that support are visible in our school community.  Together, with our community, we will continue to provide quality learning opportunities for all of our students in an environment that exemplifies kindness, determination, and hope for the future.


Susan R. Johnson