Our Schools & Community
Fulton Public Schools has achieved the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's top honor, Distinction in Performance, for seven of the last ten years.
Approximately 2,200 students attend school in the district, grades K-12. The district also boasts a very strong early childhood program, before and after school childcare for school-age children, and owns and operates its own daycare facility.
Our teachers have an average of 12.4 years of experience and over 44 percent have their Master's Degree or higher. The ratio of students to classroom teachers is 18:1.
Fulton is a city of approximately 12,000 people located in central Missouri. The community is the county seat of Callaway County and is situated approximately twenty-five miles north of Jefferson City and east of Columbia. Fulton is fortunate to have a four-year liberal arts college and a university -Westminster College and William Woods University.
The community has three major state institutions - Missouri School for the Deaf, Fulton State Hospital, and the Fulton Diagnostic Center. Fulton State Hospital and the Missouri School for the Deaf are the oldest institutions of their kind west of the Mississippi River.
The employment-population of Fulton is primarily made up of professional and service personnel employed by the public school district, higher education institutions, state institutions, retail and light industry located within the city. Additional major employers are Dollar General located on Hwy. 54 and the Ameren UE Callaway Nuclear Power Plant located ten miles from the city.