Mansfield Middle School

306  W Ohio Street

Mansfield, MO 65704

Phone: 417-924-3236, Ext 3

Fax: 417-924-1384 


Principal: Mr. Joe Garrison                                                 


 Office: Brenda Hutton 




7th Grade Social Studies!  

After studying Missouri's history leading into the American Civil War, the 7th-grade students examined how the battles of Boonville and Carthage, Missouri led to the Battle of Wilson's Creek.  Students then took a day touring parts of the battlefield with lessons from the US Park Service on battlefield medicine and the life of a soldier in The Missouri State Guard. The students had a great day and impressed the Park Service with their questions and involvement. 

The Mansfield R-IV School District is excited to announce that Mansfield Middle School has been named a National Blue Ribbon School for 2021!  Nomination for this prestigious award was a progression starting with the Missouri Commissioner of Education, Margie Vandeven, naming the Mansfield Middle School a Gold Star recipient earlier this year.  Following the receipt of school nominations from States the U.S. Secretary of Education, Dr. Miguel Cardona, and his staff then determined recipients of the National Blue Ribbon award for 2021.


The National Blue Ribbon Schools (NBRS) Program is a nationwide program aimed at recognizing great schools.  National Blue Ribbon Schools serve as models of effective school practices for state and district educators and other schools throughout the nation.  Since 1982 the U.S. Department of Education has been seeking out and celebrating great American schools through the process of awarding the National Blue Ribbon. NBRA schools have proven traditions of demonstrating that all students can achieve to high levels.  After 38 years the NBRS Program has bestowed almost 10,000 awards to more than 9,000 schools.  As part of the selection process for NBRS recognition, the reviewers look at overall academic excellence and progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.  The coveted National Blue Ribbon School award affirms the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content.  This is the first time a Mansfield school has received such national-level recognition.

To the middle school staff a huge congratulations on maintaining the tradition of excellence for these many years. To the members of our staff throughout the district, our Board, and our community the NBRS is a recognition of the Middle School's academic performance AND an endorsement of how hard everyone works for the kids of this community and how much that community supports the district.  It is a fact, teamwork and dedication are what make something like this possible.

This recognition confirms what every staff and faculty member at Mansfield knows.  From the buses they ride, the meals they eat, the offices they check-in and out of, the beautiful facilities they walk through, and the lessons they learn, students of this district are well cared for and receive first-rate educational services.  I thank you all!


Dr. Richard W. Wylie, Ed.D.

Superintendent, Mansfield R-IV School District

Missouri Gold Star Schools

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has announced eight Missouri Gold Star Schools for 2021. The program, which aligns with the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, recognizes schools for outstanding academic achievement or for performing with high academic success.

DESE Full Release

5/9/22 Governor Mike Parson, First Lady Teresa Parson, and Senator Karla Eslinger visited Mansfield schools to present the middle school with a proclamation in recognition of all their hard work. Mansfield Middle School was recognized as a Gold Star School in Missouri and as a National Blue Ribbon School. The Missouri Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Education recognize schools for outstanding academic achievement and for performing with high academic success. Mansfield Middle School was one of eight schools in the state of Missouri to receive these honors.