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Dallas County Schools History

The Dallas County R-1 District, partnering with the Dallas County Historical Society, is currently working to provide members of the community and researchers the opportunity to digitally access records of each individual school district in the county, prior to the consolidation.  What is currently Dallas County R-I School district was at one time, fifty seven independent school districts.  


We hope that this information will provide not only former students with the ability to view their non-academic records, but also allow others to take a look into our school and the history of Dallas County.  We also feel this information will be valuable to genealogist who are doing research about family members that formerly lived in Dallas County. 

1924 Buffalo School Photo

Buffalo Schools, all grades, 1924-1925
This buildling was destroyed by fire in 1942.  At the time of this photo elementary grades were on the lower floors and Buffalo High School was on the top floor.  You can download a full resolution copy of this photo by clicking here. You can download a list of person included in this photo by clicking here.

Eberhart School

(Photo from Reflexions II: A Pictorial History of the People and Communities of Dallas County, James E. Hamilton, Editor.  Published by the Buffalo Reflex 1998.) 

Historic School Districts of Dallas County, Missouri (In development) 
(Even prior to reorganization in the 1940's, some smaller school districts were absorbed by neighboring school districts.  We're currently working on identifying all school districts that were once within the county.  We know that some school districts are missing from those listed on the table below from the late 1930's.  The map below the table includes more schools that were once within the county.)
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School District Number Name of School Year of Consolidation & Current School District Records Available?
1 Buffalo NA/Dallas County R-I Yes
5 Elixer
7 Olive Point
8 Urbana ?/Hickory County R-I
9 Hyde
11 Tunas ?/Dallas County R-I & Hickory County R-I Yes
12 Leadmine
13 Union Victory ?/Dallas County R-I
14 Barclay
15 Excell
16 Hickory Hill
19 Booth
20 Lone Post
23 Louisburg ?/Dallas County R-I Yes
25 Boodler
26 Wood Hill ?/Dallas County R-I
27 Willow Springs
28 Plad
30 Flatwoods
32 Windyville ?/Dallas County R-I Yes
34 Gammon ?/Dallas County R-I
38 Cresent ?/Dallas County R-I
39 Cowden ?/Dallas County R-I
40 White Palace
41 Mount View
42 Benton Branch
43 London Smoke ?/Dallas County R-I Yes
44 Cedar Ridge
45 North View
46 Long Lane ?/Dallas County R-I Yes
47 Four Mile
48 Cloverdale
49 Engle
50 Olive Branch ?/Dallas County R-I
51 Reynolds ?/Dallas County R-
52 Kelly
53 Prairie View
54 Macedonia
55 Chicago-New Liberty
56 Olive Leaf
57 Pattersonville
58 Cheek
59 Walnut Grove
60 Brushy Ridge
61 Latimer
62 South View
63 Handley
67 Flint Ridge
68 Church Grove
70 Glady Springs
71 Oak Hill
72 Mt. Harmony ?/Dallas County R-I Yes
1939-40 Mt. Harmony Beginning Year Report
1939-40 Mt. Harmony Roster
1039-40 Mt. Harmony End Year Report
74 Charity
77 Graves
78 Shady Grove
79 Olive
80 Hasten
81 New Garden ?/Fair Grove
82 Goss ?/Fair Grove
84 Oak Summit

 

Dallas County Schools District Map

 

(Map taken from Reflexions II: A Pictorial History of the People and Communities of Dallas County, James E. Hamilton, Editor.  Published by the Buffalo Reflex 1998.)