Francis Howell School District

The Francis Howell School District recently ranked highest in St. Charles County and 10th overall in the state according to Niche’s 2022 Best School Districts in Missouri list.

With nearly 500 public school districts ranked, the Francis Howell School District falls in the top 2% in Missouri.

“Consecutively earning the title of ‘best in the County’ further demonstrates the quality of our district and its staff,” Superintendent Dr. Nathan Hoven said. “Thank you to all of our teachers and staff who work hard each day to create an environment where students thrive.”

According to Niche, the Best School Districts ranking is based on rigorous analysis of academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education, along with test scores, college data and ratings collected from millions of Niche users. School rankings reflect the entire school experience, including academics, teachers, diversity, student life and student outcomes.

To view the 2020 Niche rankings of all Missouri school districts, visit