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Welcome to Dallas County Schools
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Building Telephone Numbers
Buffalo High School
(417) 345-2223
Buffalo Prairie Middle School
(417) 345-2335
D. A. Mallory Elementary
(417) 345-2350
Dallas County Technical Center
(417) 752-3491

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allas County School District services most of the children who
live in Dallas County. The school district services approximately
1680 students over 379 square miles of Dallas, Laclede and Polk
counties. The school district is the largest employer in the county with 254
staff members, including 147 teaching staff and 107 classified staff.
Home of the Bison, Dallas County School District is fully accredited
by the State of Missouri and is an A+ school with an early childhood center,
elementary school, middle school and high school in Buffalo and the Dallas
County Technical Center in Louisburg. Dallas County Schools have a rich
heritage of strong academics, competitive sports and a wide variety of
extracurricular activities, as well as after-school programming. The average
years of experience among the teaching staff is 12.7 years.
D. A. Mallory Elementary in Buffalo serves students grades K-4, with a
student-to-teacher ratio of 20:1. The elementary school offers special services
to students with disabilities, as well as gifted programs and Title I services.
Mallory Elementary is proud to serve the early childhood community with
its Early Childhood Center. The preschool program serves students ages 4-5
preparing them for kindergarten with a half-day preschool program. The
center also offers the Parent As Teachers program which serves children from
birth to 3 years of age.
Buffalo Prairie Middle School, grades 5-8, has a student-to-teacher ratio
of 18:1 and offers a comprehensive academic and extracurricular programs. It
also provides a variety of fun educational after-school programming.
Buffalo High School, grades 9-12, has a student-to-teacher ratio of
20:1 and offers a comprehensive program for college and career readiness
including courses in career education, dual credit, and advanced placement,
as well as a variety of extracurricular activities. Buffalo Prairie Middle School
and Buffalo High School offer special services and gifted services.
The Dallas County Technical Center in Louisburg, serves seven school
districts in addition to the Dallas County School District. It also accepts
enrollment of adult students who want to advance their skills with job
training. Comprehensive programming is offered in ten areas including:
automotive technology, collision repair technology, construction technology,
criminal justice, graphic arts, health sciences I and II, information technology
and cybersecurity, teacher education preparation, and welding. Adult and
community education is also available. The school district will be constructing
a new technical center on the high school campus, thanks to voter approval
of a $.46 per each $100 of assessed value Lease Purchase Bond. The new
building is scheduled to open in the 2021-22 school year.
The school district strives to maintain strong communications with
parents and the community. Parent and community involvement is essential
to providing strong academic programming for its students. The district
regularly seeks community involvement and support for school improvement
in all areas.
For information regarding the school district, please call us at (417)
345-2222 or feel free to visit or call any school for information or a tour of
the buildings. You can visit our website at www.bisonpride.org . Check us out
on Facebook and Twitter. You can also download our school’s mobile app by
search for Dallas County School District in your mobile app store.

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