17790 State Route M
Edgar Springs, MO 65462

Phone: (573) 435-6293
Fax: (573) 435-9489

Welcome back to School!!

Upcoming Events:

  • September 26th: Picture Day

Thank you to our PTO for providing school supplies for our Cardinals for the 2023/2024 school year!

2023-2024 CALENDAR

School will be in session on Tuesday through Friday.
The school day begins at 7:50 am and ends at 3:43 pm.

Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan

We encourage everyone to download the “Box Tops for Education” app; it’s very easy to use. Just register our school and scan your store receipts. It automatically uploads to our school account. You can track our progress and goals. The money we receive from Box Tops goes toward purchasing new books for the Library.


Phelps County R-III School District is located in rural Phelps County. The school serves grades Preschool-8th with a student population of approximately 180. The school is served by a Board of Education that truly believes in the students and an education that prepares the students for becoming lifelong learners. Our staff, faculty members, and administrator work together to create a family atmosphere where everyone enjoys learning for children and adults. Our community families work together to support those learning endeavors. 

Our mission slogan: Engage. Educate. Empower.

Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program

In accordance with state law, eligible students may participate in virtual courses or a full-time program of instruction through the Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program (MOCAP). Parents and students interested in learning more about virtual courses can call the school district for more information. Please contact Superintendent Bobby Cottengim, at (573) 435-6293 or bcottengim@pcr3.k12.mo.us with any questions concerning this program.

It is the policy of the Phelps County R-III School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion,
gender, national origin, age, or disability in its programs or employment practices as required by Title VI and VII
of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation
Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.