Award Year: 2022

Nixa High School

514 South Nicholas Road
Nixa, MO, 65714-8663

(417) 724-3500

Dr. David Kelly, Principal at time of Nomination

Nixa Public School District

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To provide a quality, comprehensive education in a safe and accepting environment, in which all students will acquire the knowledge, skills, strategies, and attitudes to become independent, productive, and responsible global citizens.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 86%
  • Hispanic: 5%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 6%
Nixa High School - Athletics, Activities, and Clubs

Nixa High School - Athletics, Activities, and Clubs

Nixa High School (NHS) has a reputation for success that is built on the core belief of both the school and community that all students can learn at high levels. The belief that the fundamental purpose of high school is to prepare students to be successful in their postsecondary plans they pursue is demonstrated through the wide variety of programs NHS provides its almost 2000 students. NHS offers college-bound students 16 unique Advanced Placement courses and 20 different dual enrollment college-accredited courses. For technical and career-oriented students, NHS provides 24 different Career and Technical Education programs offered on-site and through partnerships with Ozarks Technical College (OTC). There are apprenticeship programs facilitated by Greater Ozarks Center for Advanced Professional Studies (GOCAPS). NHS offers a highly innovative alternative school campus for students who are classified as at-risk. No matter the students' post-secondary plans, NHS offers many choices to prepare students for future success.

NHS provides varied learning opportunities for all students, because of the unwavering commitment to being a Professional Learning Community (PLC). Instructors work in departmental collaborative teams and grade-level teams to address the ever-changing needs of students. Instructors have created pacing guides and common formative assessments (CFAs) which evaluate students' formative knowledge. Additional time and support is built into the school day to ensure students master essential learning targets prior to the summative assessments. No matter the subject or teacher, NHS provides students a guaranteed and viable curriculum.This process allows for successful collaboration, data analysis, interventions, and positive outcomes for students.