• Tornado Safe Room Information

    The Tornado Safe Rooms are owned by the Nixa School District and its first function is to provide protection for the students and staff during tornado and extreme high wind events during school hours.

    Your official notification that the safe room is open will be through your NOAA weather radio.  When a tornado watch is issued, the public can begin to enter the safe room.  When a tornado warning is issued, the safe room will be fully open and operational for everyone.  Again, we will be using the NOAA weather radios as our official notification system. 

    Below is a link to a Special Needs Form (physical impairments, special medical alerts, aid animal instructions, etc. to be completed and returned to Nixa Public Schools FEMA, 301 S. Main St., Nixa, MO 65714).

    Download Special Needs Form

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Zac Rantz, chief communication officer, and district safety coordinator, at 417-449-3295 or zacrantz@nixaschools.net. 

    FEMA Safe Room Locations

    • TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO CONSTRUCTION Nixa High School (514 S. Nicholas Rd. Nixa, MO 65714) Capacity: 2200
    • Nixa Junior High (205 North St. Nixa, MO 65714)  Capacity: 2100
    • Inman Intermediate (1300 N. Nicholas Rd. Nixa, MO 65714)  Capacity: 1200
    • Mathews Elementary (605 S. Gregg Rd. Nixa, MO 65714)  Capacity: 1200

     FEMA info

    How To Get Weather Alerts

    Where are the FEMA safe rooms located? 

    The FEMA safe rooms are open to the public and are located at:




    Inman Intermediate

    Inman FEMA safe room

    1300 N. Nicholas Road • Nixa, Missouri 65714

    Tornado Protection Zone (TPZ) is 0.5 miles around the school (Map of Inman TPZ PDF)
    Phone: 417-449-3210 • Fax: 417-449-3268

    Capacity:  1200 


    Mathews Elementary

    Mathews Elementary FEMA Safe Room

    605 S. Gregg Road • Nixa, Missouri 65714

    Tornado Protection Zone is 0.5 miles around the school (Map of Mathews TPZ PDF)
    Phone: (417) 449-3110 • Fax: (417) 725-7474

    Capacity:  1200


    Nixa Junior High

    Nixa Junior High FEMA Safe Room

    205 North Street, Nixa, MO 65715

    Tornado Protection Zone is 0.5 miles around the school (Map of Nixa Junior High TPZ PDF)

    Phone: 417-875-5430

    Capacity:  2100



    Go to Mathews Elementary FEMA Safe Room

    514 S. Nicholas Rd, Nixa, MO 65714

    Tornado Protection Zone is 0.5 miles around the school (Map of Nixa High School TPZ PDF)

    Phone:  417-724-3501

    Capacity: 2200

    Due to construction at Nixa High School, the entrance to the FEMA tornado safe room is changing. The new entrance will be on the south side of the FEMA safe room.

    Those coming to the FEMA safe room will need to park by Eagle Stadium or by the tennis courts and use the walkways from Eagle Stadium or the tennis court parking to enter the safe room (see map).

    We encourage all those who use the tornado safe room at Nixa High School to go by the building and see the new entrance location prior to any severe weather.


    **Please note that the safe room at JTSD is NOT open to the public.  It was built only for the population of the school.  Anyone near JTSD should go to Nixa Junior High.