Rountree is a thriving neighborhood of historic charm and diversity, conveniently located in the heart of our revitalizing center-city. It is home to college students from nearby Missouri State University and a variety of families young and old. In Rountree, you’re a quick bike ride away from professional baseball, performing arts and a host of unique restaurants and other offerings unmatched in the city.
The Rountree neighborhood consists of more than 1,000 households bordered by Glenstone Avenue (east), Catalpa Street (south), National Avenue (west) and Cherry Street (north). At the heart of the neighborhood is Rountree Elementary School, which opened in 1917, and is today the site of a unique International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program.
The Rountree Neighborhood Association (RNA) was founded to preserve and promote quality of life for all its residents. It is among only three neighborhoods in Springfield with an Urban Conservation District (UCD). Rountree’s UCD was approved by Springfield City Council in 1985 to allow the neighborhood to identify and solve problems associated with trash, noise, safety and residential overcrowding. There’s something for everyone in Rountree.
Founded by 1917, the Rountree Elementary community inspires caring and creative students, empowering them to become inquiring life-long learners who act locally and globally to make the world a better place.