Northwood School was first opened as an elementary school in 1957 with Ernest Ellis as the principal. It was built on 20 acres purchased from G. A. Page Enterprises. The original school had 16 classrooms and a cafeteria. At its point of highest attendance, records show Northwood housed 869 students. When the building was closed in 1981, it was rented to medical professionals for several years, then in 1987-88 was reopened as a school housing four special education programs, where 12 area school districts housed students. Currently, Northwood is home only to Raytown School District students.
As part of the district's efforts to be more environmentally friendly, embrace innovative technology and maintain fiscal responsibility, the district has transitioned from paper to electronic flier (eflier delivery). To publicize content that supports the basic educational mission of the district and/or benefits the population of the district in a positive manner, the Raytown C-2 School District uses Peachjar, a free online service for schools, to post approved efliers so that they are accessible to parents, staff and students as wanted/needed. To learn more about Peachjar, please click here.
Raytown Quality Schools is pleased to announce the 2023 Alumni Hall of Fame honorees who will join the ranks of distinguished district alumni during the fall 2023 induction ceremony.
Click here to view 2023-24 school year welcome back dates.
The district is pleased to announce the hiring of Jessica Bassett as Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education.
Mary Beth Sprecher
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
9:05 a.m. - 4:10 p.m.
Wednesday Early Release
9:05 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Half Day (Early Dismissal)
9:05 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.
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