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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
FEMA Safe Room Locations
- 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
How To Get Weather Alerts
- Weather Radio
- Weather App
- Swift 911 (Christian County only) http://www.christiancountymo.
Where are the FEMA safe rooms located?
The FEMA safe rooms are open to the public and are located at:
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
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
Nixa Junior High
205 North Street, Nixa, MO 65715
Tornado Protection Zone is 0.5 miles around the school (Map of Nixa Junior High TPZ PDF)
Nixa High School - Updated Entrance
514 S. Nicholas Rd, Nixa, MO 65714
Tornado Protection Zone is 0.5 miles around the school (Map of Nixa High School TPZ PDF)
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.