The campus of the Blair Oaks R-II School District is located approximately 5 miles south of Jefferson City in Wardsville. The Blair Oaks R-II School District opened in 1966. The name Blair was selected to honor the Blair family who were prominent in Cole County during this time. James Blair was a former Missouri governor and Sam Blair was a former Cole County Circuit Judge. The Oaks was derived from the plentiful oak trees on the property. The District serves the students of Osage Bend, Taos, St. Thomas, and Wardsville.
Student enrollment in the Blair Oaks R-II School District has increased sharply in the last few years. The September enrollment (K-12) for the 2012-2013 school year was 1,124. The District’s enrollment has increased by over 500 students over the last nine years. During the 2003-2004 school year, there were 639 students enrolled in the District. The District expects steady growth over the years to come. Over the last decade, the Blair Oaks R-II School District ranked as the third fastest growing K-12 school district in Missouri. From the 2002-2003 school year to the 2011-2012 school year, student enrollment in the Blair Oaks R-II School District increased by 80.19%.
The Blair Oaks R-II School District seeks to provide its students with a sound comprehensive learning environment. The District’s students set lofty curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular goals. Results over the last decade speak volumes to the commitment of Blair Oaks’ students have to meeting high expectations. The students, parents, faculty, and staff of Blair Oaks have earned 8 consecutive “Distinction in Academic Performance” awards, while finishing in the top four at state 30 times (including 6 state championships) in numerous athletic competitions.
The Blair Oaks R-II School District is proud to be serving the communities of Osage Bend, Taos, St. Thomas, and Wardsville. The Blair Oaks R-II School District looks forward to serving the Blair Oaks community for years to come.