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superintendent Mr. DeGrave

Superintendent - Mr. Tony DeGrave

We're looking for innovative and committed employees to create an environment where the children of Monroe City R-1 Schools can receive an extraordinary education every day.  

The Monroe City R-1 School District is committed to providing Extraordinary Education Every Day to each student by focusing on the “Whole Student” not limited to literacy, problem-based learning and blended learning.

About Us

Our Mission - Working together for all students

The Monroe City R-1 School District (MCR1) is located in northeast Missouri.  Our district currently serves 720 students from Marion, Monroe, Ralls, and Shelby counties.  One elementary school with Preschool through Grade 4 serves approximately 246 students.  One middle school with Grades 5-8 serves approximately 202 students.  One high school serves approximately 272 students in grades 9-12.


Recently renovated in phase one of the elementary school, all three buildings have been connected.  Located in the center of Monroe City, MO, the campus features an all-weather track and turf football field, newly constructed Ag building and greenhouse as well as six new PK-Kindergarten classrooms, nurses station, elementary cafeteria as well as a new office complex and two new playground areas.

What Makes Us Unique

  • Small Class Sizes

  • Student and Staff Safety

  • Personalized Learning

  • Early Learning

Staff Testimonials

Amanda Spalding

I have had the opportunity to be a part of the Monroe City R-1 School District for many years both as a student and now as a teacher. This school and community mean so much to me and I am honored to be able to not only give back to the school but also to the wonderful community. I am grateful for the people and the students that I have the privilege to work with each and every day! WE ARE MC!!

-Amanda Spalding

Ashley Osborn

Monroe City has been my home for several years and I like being able to make a difference in my community. There is a special place in my heart for this school and all the students who attend. I do my best to make a positive difference in my students and my coworkers day. I am very thankful to be in the position I'm in and hope that I am a small part of the bigger picture of their lives. MC-GREAT HAPPENS HERE!

-Ashley Osborn

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