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History of Ritenour

History of Ritenour

The Ritenour School District, located in Northwest St. Louis County, is one of the oldest districts in the metropolitan area. Our proud history began with Buck School, a one-room log cabin built in 1846.

Today, Ritenour embraces the exciting challenges of the future. We have grown from that one room cabin into 10 schools, an early childhood center and a large adult community program. Over 600 professional, caring employees, active district parents and a highly supportive community work together to educate a culturally, socially and economically diverse student population.

Our history of educational excellence is well documented. The district is fully certified by the State Department of Education and our high school is fully accredited by the North Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Ritenour boasts national Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, Missouri Gold Star Schools, and numerous national and state champions in both academics and athletics. By remembering our traditions and embracing the changes of our future, Ritenour is truly a place to grow and a place to learn.   Learn more on the Overland Historical Society website.