Education in the Ava Area

Ava Public Schools offer a comprehensive program serving children grades pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Located near the center of Douglas County, Ava has the only public high school in the county. The 120 member certified staff serves approximately 1,650 children. The Ava school system is rated triple A by the state.

Ava Elementary School emphasizes the basic subjects of reading, language arts, math, science, and social studies. Library, art, music and physical education are a regular part of the curriculum and are offered to each child on a weekly basis. (417) 683-5450

Special programs serve students with unique needs and abilities. Special education classes mainstream children as much as possible and are available K-12.

The Middle School has a state of the art computer lab for 7th and 8th grade students. The lab has 30 IBM compatible computers networked via a file server with the high school lab. It also has an Apple computer lab for 5th and 6th grade students. (417) 683-3835

High School students have the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of classes. An emphasis is placed on the core curriculum with over 100 units offered at the high school which include many vocational classes as well as college prep courses. Students are encouraged to be involved in extracurricular activities as well to provide a well-rounded school experience. (417) 683-5747 {administration (417) 683-4717}

There are two rural elementary schools, Plainview and Skyline.

Drury University Ava campus serves students living throughout Douglas, Ozark, Wright, and other surrounding counties. On the average, over 400 students a year are working toward a variety of undergraduate degrees, through a combination of evening and online classes. The Drury staff at the Ava office offer academic advisory, financial aid assistance, and career counseling.

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