District Mission Statement

"It is the responsibility of the East Carter R-2 School District in partnership with parents and community to provide a safe educational environment for all children which will foster and accelerate their intellectual, physical, social, and career development in preparation for the 21st century."


About Our Schools


As a rural community with a rich, historic, Ozark heritage, East Carter offers a beautiful and wholesome residential setting in the Mark Twain National Forest and along the Current River. East Carter County R-II School District is located in the city of Ellsinore, Missouri approximately 25 miles west of Poplar Bluff in the foot hills of the Missouri Ozarks. The district's boundaries encompass 281 square miles and extends across 4 counties. Our student population is over 700 students from surrounding communities such as Ellsinore, Hunter, and Grandin.
The East Carter County R-II School District is an accelerated school district that provides an academic climate designed to benefit all students. A solid curriculum - coupled with a well-rounded activities program - prepares our students for a lifetime of learning.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs (including the district), are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by the USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact the USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD‑3027) found online at https://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to the USDA and provide in the letter all the information requested in the form.  To request a copy of the complaint form, call 866-632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to the USDA by:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250‑9410;

202-690-7442; or



This institution is an equal opportunity provider.