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About Plato School District and Plato, Missouri

Mission Statement

The mission of the Plato R-V School District, in a cooperative effort with parents, students, and community is to: create, motivate, and educate lifelong learners...everyone, everyday!

Plato, Missouri

Plato is an incorporated village in northwestern Texas County, It is located about 20 miles northwest of Houston, Missouri and 10 miles south of Fort Leonard Wood on Route 32. The population was 109 at the 2010 census.

The community was founded in 1874 and is named after the ancient Greek philosopher, Plato. It is the birthplace of screenwriter, Josh Senter, who is known for his work on Desperate Housewives. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, Plato became the national mean center of United States population.

The Census Bureau installed a commemorative "geodetic control mark" near the gazebo in downtown Plato during a dedication ceremony in May 2011. This survey disc will be used by satellites and land surveyors to conduct scientific surveys to generate precise position data that serve as the foundation for accurate mapping and charting in America.