Award Year: 2013

Spokane High School

1123 Spokane Road
Spokane, MO, 65754-0218

(417) 443-3502

Mike Morelock, Principal at time of Nomination

Mr. Jim Millsap, Current Principal

Spokane R-VII

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Our mission embodies the relationship between school and community: “Through a partnership, all Spokane R-VII students will become effective communicators, responsible citizens, and self-motivated learners.”

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 97%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Asian: 1%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %

Spokane High School students pride themselves on being competitive with much larger schools with more resources available to them. Just last year, a Spokane student was honored with an invitation to try out for the Missouri State Band and another of our students was honored with a position as a soprano for the Missouri State Choir. Two years ago, we boasted the president of Missouri State FBLA, all impressive for a small rural school. Numerous state athletes have also emerged from Spokane, including track athletes who achieved when an actual track to practice on did not exist. Our volleyball, basketball, and cheerleading teams have qualified for district and state championships over the years, collecting individual accolades along the way. A recent female graduate was recruited to play Division I basketball. Though we can compete on a larger stage, we are also just as proud of our local achievements. FCCLA students team up with the choir to visit nursing homes in the area during the holiday season. The Green Team collects and recycles the school’s paper, numerous students compete with impressive results in local art and writing contests. The Student Council hosts an annual canned-food drive that collects more than 10,000 cans in a week. Great wealth cannot be found in Spokane, but what can be found is a sense of determination. Parents who may not have graduated high school, let alone college, are committed to their children’s education and ultimately their future. Many doctors, attorneys, pharmacists, engineers, and Military Academy graduates began their journey at Spokane, and would accredit their individual success to the dedication of their teachers and parents.