The Pierce City R-VI school district enjoys a proud tradition of excellence in education and community pride. I invite you to stop by one of our schools to see firsthand some of the exciting activities our students are enjoying. Pierce City R-VI strives to provide a rich educational experience by offering challenging curricular offerings and a variety of extra curricular experiences that help produce well rounded, productive young adults. The community of Pierce City is a great place to live, and an even better place to raise a family. It is my pleasure to serve the students and families of Pierce City as the superintendent.
Dr. Kelli Alumbaugh, Superintendent
District Building Hours: 7:30 AM - 4:15 PM (Tuesday - Friday)
Superintendent Office Hours: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Monday - Friday)
300 Myrtle St.
Pierce City, MO 65723
Pierce City R-VI school district is located in the southwest Missouri county of Lawrence, 43 miles southwest of Springfield, MO and includes a population of 1400. The school district has a population of 736 students with a 15:1 student to classroom teacher ratio. Pierce City is home to the Harold Bell Wright Museum and an annual Arts Festival. Notable Pierce Citians include ragtime composer Theron Bennett and artist Grace Tinker. Construction of the first school building in Pierce City was started in 1871 and completed in 1872. This fine red brick edifice was located at the top of Walnut Street and called Central School. It housed the elementary grades in the four large ground level room sand the high school in the top two "tower" rooms. In 1905 Pierce City High School moved out of "Old Central" and into the building, which had just been vacated by Pierce City Baptist College. The building had been erected in 1879 and stood approximately where the original main part of our campus stands now. On the snowy evening of January 18, 1918, this original building burned and was replaced by the building our students now refer to as the "old building". The first high school's students moved into this building in December 1921. Time and progress have enlarged our facilities to their current occupation of more than two city blocks. The future will surely hold more growth and progress. In May, 2003 Pierce City received national attention after being struck by an F-3 tornado. Approximately 90 percent of the historic downtown business district and homes nearby were severely damaged.