Award Year: 2022

Blair Oaks Elementary School

6124 Falcon Lane
Jefferson City, MO, 65101-9751

(573) 634-2808

Mrs. Tara Bishop, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Blair Oaks R-II School District

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Children are the future and Blair Oaks Elementary is dedicated to the success of all children.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 95%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 3%
Students use collaboration and teamwork to build critical thinking skills.

Students use collaboration and teamwork to build critical thinking skills.

Blair Oaks Elementary is a rural school located just outside Jefferson City, Missouri. Staff PARTNER with staff, students, parents, and community to EDUCATE all students to become self-sufficient, life long learners while EMPOWERING them to be competent, productive responsible, and caring citizens in an ever changing world by PROVIDING a safe and nurturing educational environment with high academic standards (PEEP).

Blair Oaks has proven itself to be a highly effective school through the perfect mixture of the following attributes: community involvement and support, building positive relationships, incorporating research-based practices, and continuous collaboration. The school take great pride in parental involvement and support. The Home & School Committee provides monthly teacher appreciation gifts, supports the school with financial assistance for classrooms, and plans engaging activities and events for the students and parents. Throughout the school year, students and staff participate in activities that help build a strong culture and positive relationships. This could be within the school building or across the four District buildings. Positive relationships are built with parents by inviting them to eat lunch with their child, attend classroom parties, and having open communication regarding the education of their child. Administrators, teachers, and staff all have a high level of expectations for students whether it be academically, socially, emotionally, behaviorally, or physically.

Data teams provide teachers with valuable information in which they can differentiate and adapt lessons in classes. Teachers use research-based practices to support students' learning. The needs of all students are met through differentiated instruction and intervention/acceleration, as needed. Continuous collaboration is taking place between administration, classroom teachers, special education teachers, specials teachers, and therapy/services to support students in their specific needs.