For Military Families

Dear Whiteman Air Force Base Families,

On behalf of our Board of Education, teachers, students, and community, THANK YOU for your service and welcome to Knob Noster Public Schools!  We are honored to have the opportunity to serve you and we look forward to getting to know each of you.  We recognize the sacrifices you make and the tremendous price you pay for the freedom we all enjoy. Again, thank you for all you do!

With two out of every three Knob Noster students being military-connected, we understand the challenges of military children and families that result from frequent PCS assignments and deployments. The education of all students is very important to us and our team is committed to facilitating your transition into our schools in a welcoming, supportive and positive manner. Once enrolled, we are dedicated to providing excellent, personalized learning and leadership opportunities for your children.

As a school district, we recognize the critical importance of providing our military-connected children an uninterrupted education as well as a seamless transition into athletics, activities, clubs, and organizations.  Our desire is to make every student feel immediately welcome, involved, and at home in Knob Noster Public Schools.  To ensure we remain up to date on current practices, Knob Noster employees complete annual reviews of the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission guidelines.  Knob Noster Public Schools leadership also actively engages in the advancement of MIC3 at the state and national levels.  

As our Mission Statement illustrates, Knob Noster Public Schools believes it is our responsibility to develop quality character, citizenship, and patriotism traits in all students. Throughout each day, our students receive opportunities to embrace and demonstrate the fundamental characters and beliefs that the United States Armed Forces seeks to uphold. In order to prepare students for a future of positive impact in the United States of America and beyond, we believe it is critical to embed these expectations throughout our academic and extracurricular programs.

When it comes to academics, Knob Noster Public Schools continues to set the pace in the Whiteman Air Force Base region.  Guided by a team of dedicated educators, our district is a respected, renowned innovator in the Central Missouri region as a result of our unique educational programs and our outstanding results. For 2016 and 2017, Knob Noster Public Schools received the highest Annual Performance Report from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education of all school districts in the region.  In 2017, Knob Noster Public Schools also produced the top Advanced Placement Qualifying Scores in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math of all high schools across Global Strike Command.  Our students and faculty are regular recipients of local, state, and national level awards and recognitions in academics, athletics, and co-curricular activities.

When you receive orders for Whiteman Air Force Base, rest assured that our team is on standby, ready and willing to welcome you. We encourage you to join the Knob Noster Public Schools family and be a part of our award-winning school district. We hope you find the information on this page and other areas of our website to be helpful to you. If you have any questions or needs, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team.

When you choose Knob Noster as your school district, we not only enroll your children but we also enroll your family.  From our family to yours, we thank you for your service and we look forward to serving you!


Jerrod H. Wheeler, Ed. D.
Superintendent of Schools


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