Southern Boone Community Websites
Ashland, Missouri is located in Southern Boone County. Its
population has more than doubled in the last 20 years from 1,275
persons in 1990 to approximately 3,700 persons in 2010 while still
maintaining a quaint, small-town ambiance. This quality, together
with Ashland’s convenient location and excellent schools,
churches and homes, make the city an attractive place to live.
Some of the residents work in Ashland, other commute to
Columbia and Jefferson City, both less than 15 minute away on US
63, a four-lane divided highway. St. Louis and Kansas City, with all
they have to offer, are less than two hours away. The Lake of the
Ozarks, a major recreational area, is only an hour away.
The Southern Boone County School District, which educates
children from Ashland and surrounding areas, has earned a
reputation of educational excellence, boasting high school
graduations rates eight percentage points above the state average
and higher than average M.A.P. scores in all subjects and grade
levels. In 2003, the school district received the “Distinction in
Performance” for scoring 100 out of 100 points on the Department
of Elementary and Secondary Education MAP test scores. The
school district offers numerous student activities, clubs, and
sports, including band, choir, performing arts, baseball, softball,
football, soccer, volleyball, track, cross country and golf.