With all of the wonderful, desirable communities in Southwest Missouri it’s hard to choose which one is best for your family. But don’t worry, the Dan Holt Team is here to help you make the right choice!
One of the most desirable is Republic for a variety of reasons including the phenomenal, top-rated schools and close community. And now, with the kids out of school for the summer, is the perfect time for a community and district change to Republic, Missouri! Plus, you have the Dan Holt Team to help you find the perfect new home for your family!
Republic School District
Republic schools have 4,700 students at 8 schools – an early childhood center, 5 elementary schools (Lyon, McCulloch, Price, Schofield, Sweeny), one middle school and one high school. Republic schools are excellent and top-rated for a variety of reasons. There is definitely no shortage of reasons why you wouldn’t want to move to Republic so your children can go to these wonderful schools!!
CSIP (Comprehensive School Improvement Plan)
This is the district’s strategic plan for continual improvement of their schools.
To prepare each student for a successful future.
To be a leader in academic success, dedicated to community priorities.
Other areas of focus include student achievement, college & career readiness, attendance, and graduation rate.
To learn more about Republic’s CSIP, click here.
This is Republic’s technology expansion plan to get the latest education technology in the hands of students and teachers. If your children go to Republic schools, they will always have the necessary tools to make sure they receive the best education possible!
To learn more about this plan, click here.
The facilities at Republic schools are absolutely stunning, and they are continually building new facilities.
The latest approved plan is to built a brand new activity facility / football stadium for the high school. This facility will include double the seating and parking, artificial turf field, 2 concession stands, expanded field house with meeting space, and more! This project is scheduled to begin construction in Fall 2017.
To receive construction updates and learn more about the project, click here.
Ratings and Rankings
Who wouldn’t want to send their children to a school district with a grade of 97.9% from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education!? This is the grade that Republic School District has received!! They received 137 points out of a possible 140 points for their excellence in education and complete dedication to making sure each and every student receives the best education possible.
The district also ranks at the top of the list in state assessment scores.
Another recognition they’ve received is for their before/after school program STRIPE360. This program has received top ratings and been commended by the Missouri Department of Education.
Athletics and Activities
Republic School District places a high importance on Athletics and Extracurricular Activities as great additions to education. Their Athletics Directions Greg Garton says, “Athletics can be a valuable component of a student’s educational experiences.”
Both the middle and high schools have a variety of sports to choose from to fit each student’s personalities and skill sets.
If sports and athletics isn’t for your child, Republic schools have a huge selection of other activities too from Band and Choir to Drama to Science Club and even Rotary Club! There is always something available for each student to get involved in some aspect!!
To learn more about Athletics and read Greg Garton’s full letter about the department, click here.
To learn to about other extracurricular activities, click here.
As you can see, there are a multitude of reasons why Republic schools are some of the top schools in not only SW Missouri but the entire state of Missouri and even the country!! If you’re considering moving to Republic and we haven’t convinced you, then read this directly from RSD, and it will convince you!!
Community and Culture in Republic
The population of Republic, a suburb of Springfield, is 16,005 as of 2015. It’s a thriving community that’s constantly growing and changing for the better. The cost of living is 14.50% lower than the U.S. average, and the job market is continually growing.
Republic is within minutes of Springfield metro for the bigger city amenities and possibilities, yet is a close-knit community with a small town feel and history!
The town of Republic has fascinating history that includes The Battle of Wilson’s Creek, the second major battle of the American Civil War, that occurred on August 10, 1861. The visitor’s center has been renovated in the last few years and has a great museum with a movie and numerous artifacts for your family to learn about a piece of Missouri and America’s history! It’s definitely worth a visit with your family this summer or spring as you can visit the visitor’s center and drive around the battlefield.
For more history of the town of Republic, click here.
For history on the Battle of Wilson’s Creek, click here.
Homes for Sale in Republic
The Dan Holt Team doesn’t currently have any homes for sale in Republic (all of the ones that we’ve listed in Republic have gone under contract within a few days!). But there are still numerous houses for sale in Republic that our awesome buyers’ agents would love to show you! If you see your dream home then DON’T DELAY because homes are going fast!!
For all homes for sale in Republic, click here!