Carthage at a Glance

  • Nestled in the southwest corner of Missouri near the Ozarks, Carthage, also known as America’s Maple Leaf City, is a unique crossroads of history, art, and inspiration.

    The school district is made up of 12 individual schools on 11 campuses and serves over 5,000 students every day. Carthage R-9 employs over 800 faculty and staff. Our mission is to inspire excellence while providing comprehensive educational experiences to the students we serve. Through our focus on a rigorous educational process, we believe students will become lifelong learners as well as productive, informed, and responsible citizens who are capable of meeting the challenges of a rapidly changing global society.

    We recognize education is a continuing, cooperative process and encourage the support and input of students, parents, and the community. We truly believe in making children’s best interest our main priority.