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4720 Green Acres
St Joseph, MO 64506-1263
p. 816-232-4789

Buchanan Co. Academy
in St Joseph, MO

Phone Number, Test Scores, Demographics, Faculty, Address, and Students

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District & State Agencies

School District:
St. Joseph
State Agency:
Elementary And Secondary Education

Information Summary

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School Demographics and Characteristics

School TypeRegular school
Grades offeredKindergarten – 12th Grade
LevelOther (mixed, ungraded, etc.)
Teacher FTEs3.5
Surrounding communityRural, Fringe Census-defined rural territory that is less than or equal to 5 miles from an urbanized area, as well as rural territory that is less than or equal to 2.5 miles from an urban cluster.
Title I Eligible
School-wide Title I
Magnet School
Charter School
Shared-time School

Demographics of Surrounding Area

Reported area around or near St Joseph, MO 64506-1263
Total Population21,773 (21,544 urban / 229 rural)
Households8,417 (2.28 people per house)
Median Household Income$40,627
Families5,250 (2.87 people per family)
Pop. — African American1,375
Pop. — Asian256
Pop. — Pacific Islander9
Pop. — American Indian / Alaskan Native150
Pop. — White (incl. Hispanic)20,059
Pop. — Other157

Special Student Programs

What portion of students are enrolled in special programs?
  # in School % of School % of District
Free Lunch Students 8 73%  
Reduced-Price Lunch Students  
Low-Cost Lunch Students 8 73%  
Migrant Students
Special Ed. Students     13%
English Language Learners    

Averaged Freshmen Graduation Rate (AGFR)

The averaged freshman graduation rate is the number of graduates with regular diplomas compared to the size of the incoming freshman class.
  District State
Black Non-HispanicN/A91%
Asian / Pacific IslanderN/A87%
American Indian / Alaskan NativeN/A69%
White Non-HispanicN/A84%
All Students>91%82%

Completion / Diploma Recipients

Senior students that successfully complete through High-School and receive either a diploma or other completion certificate. Note: %'s are based on total population and do not imply dropout rates.
  # in District % of Seniors
in District
% of Seniors
in State
H.S. Diploma Recipients 840 92.10%
GED Recipients     5.36%
Other Completers N/A

Student Demographics

How many students enroll at Buchanan Co. Academy?
  # in School % of School % of State
Black Non-Hispanic1<9%17%
Asian / Pacific IslanderN/A<N/A1%
American Indian / Alaskan NativeN/AN/AN/A
White Non-Hispanic10>90%76%
8th Grade 1 2 3
9th Grade 4 4
10th Grade 2 2
11th Grade 2 2
Total 1 10 11

St. Joseph – District Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff FTEs (Full-Time Equivalents) for Buchanan Co. Academy's local district.
  FTEs % of District % of State
Instructional Aides132.0<12%19%
Instructional Coordinators &amp; Supervisors1.8<0%1%
Library / Media Specialist8.0<1%2%
Library / Media SupportN/A0%
Guidance Staff (Elementary)17.2<2%2%
Guidance Staff (Secondary)17.2<2%2%
Guidance Staff Total35.4<3%4%
District Admins10.0<1%2%
Dist. Admin/Sppt85.0<8%13%
School Admins33.0<3%5%
School Admin/SpptN/A0%
Other Support665.0>60%42%
  FTEs % of District % of State

St. Joseph Financial Summary

General district financials with comparisons to all districts in state.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Payments to Private Schools   
Payments to Charter Schools   
Long–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year$52,642,000<$4,482$4,682
 Issued During Fiscal Year  $2,935
 Retired During Fiscal Year  $2,935
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year$50,470,000<$4,297$5,057
Short–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year  $195
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year  $1,037
 Sinking Fund$26,122,000>$2,224$1,236
 Bond Fund   
 Other Funds$31,146,000<$2,652$3,962
Total Revenues$109,874,000<$9,355$9,919
Total Expenses$104,745,000<$8,919$10,336

St. Joseph Teacher / Support Staff Salaries & Benefits

District compensation packages for teachers, instructional aides, and support staff.
  District † State Ave. †
† Limited to Teacher Salaries
Regular Education Programs  
Special Education Programs  
Vocational Education Programs  
Other Education Programs  
  District State Ave.
  Salary Benefits Salary Benefits
Instruction (incl. Teachers)$41,737,000$10,154,000$6,300,059$1,527,633
Support Services
 Instructional Staff$3,169,000$783,000$389,562$86,943
 General Administration$366,000$79,000$245,803$68,935
 School Administration$3,430,000$743,000$663,935$153,114
 Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$4,052,000$1,220,000$542,597$162,236
 Student Transportation$511,000$160,000$247,942$74,421
 Business / Central / Other$1,066,000$268,000$552,585$189,914
Food Services$2,017,000$578,000$193,731$60,399

Local District Expense Detail

Expense categories and state-level comparison for St. Joseph.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Elementary / Secondary Education
  Support Services
  Instructional Staff$5,461,000>$465$361
  General Administration$652,000<$55$504
  School Administration$4,475,000<$381$506
  Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$9,510,000<$809$822
  Student Transportation$3,372,000<$287$476
  Business / Central / Other$1,879,000<$159$214
  Other Expenses
  Food Services$5,475,000>$466$438
  Enterprise Operations   
Non-Elementary / Non-Secondary Education
 Community Services$2,246,000>$191$151
 Adult Education$1,305,000>$111$62
Capital Outlay
 Land &amp; Existing Structures$383,000<$32$151
 Instructional Equipment$1,870,000>$159$74
 Other Equipment$1,022,000<$87$199
 Non-Specified Equipment   
Payments to State Govt's   
Payments to Local Govt's   
Payments to Other School Systems$188,000<$16$403
Debt Interest$2,854,000>$243$199

Local District Revenue Detail

Revenue categories and state-level comparison for St. Joseph.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Federal Revenue
  Through State
  Title I$2,458,000<$209$284
  Children with Disabilities Idea$2,183,000<$185$260
  Math, Science, and Teacher Quality$668,000<$56$65
  Safe and Drug Free Schools$83,000<$7$7
  Title V, Part A$21,000<$1$3
  Vocational and Tech Education$355,000<$30$36
  Bilingual Education$10,000 $9
  Child Nutrition Act$3,601,000>$306$236
    Direct from Federal Government
  Impact Aid  $267
  Indian Education   
State Revenue
 General Formula Assistance$33,408,000<$2,844$3,454
 Staff Improvement Programs$972,000<$82$115
 Special Education Programs$715,000<$60$100
 Compensatory and Basic Skills Programs   
 Bilingual Education Programs   
 Gifted and Talented Programs   
 Vocational Education Programs$656,000>$55$37
 School Lunch Programs$42,000<$3$4
 Capital Outlay and Debt Services Programs   
 Transportation Programs$1,389,000<$118$218
 Other Programs$2,121,000>$180$163
  On Behalf
  Employee Benefits   
  Not Employee Benefits   
Local Revenue
 Parent Government Contributions   
 Property Taxes$35,726,000>$3,042$3,019
 General Sales Taxes   
 Public Utility Taxes   
 Individual and Corporate Income Taxes   
 All Other Taxes$2,129,000>$181$80
 From Other School Systems$277,000<$23$154
 From Cities and Counties$1,510,000<$128$292
 Tuition Fees from Pupils and Parents$485,000>$41$40
 Transportation Fees from Pupils and Parents  $3
 School Lunch$1,872,000>$159$152
 Textbook Sales and Rentals   
 District Activity Receipts$2,290,000<$194$237
 Students Fees, Non-Specified   
 Other Sales and Services$1,042,000<$88$89
 Interest Earnings$3,616,000>$307$244

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