17790 State Route M
Edgar Springs, MO 65462

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



OPEN HOUSE – Thursday, August 15, from 5:30-7:00 pm Parents and students may drop in at their convenience.

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL – Tuesday, August 20
The school day begins at 7:50 am and ends at 3:43 pm.

Thank you to our PTO for providing
school supplies for our Cardinals
for the 2024-2025 school year!


Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Missouri

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is dedicated to inspiring a love of reading by delivering high-quality, age-appropriate books each month to the homes of registered children under age 5, at no cost to the family.
There is no cost to schools for the books or the postage to deliver them.


Lead Water Testing Results



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.