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Welcome to the Richmond R-XVI School District!

The Richmond R-XVI School District serves the communities of Richmond, Henrietta, Rayville, Camden, Knoxville, and Millville. The district has four schools. Dear Elementary School includes grades Kindergarten, First Grade and houses three district preschool classrooms. Sunrise Elementary School includes grades Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth. Richmond Middle School includes grades Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth. Richmond High School includes grades Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth. This year the district will serve approximately 1,500 students.

The Richmond R-XVI School District has a proud history of graduates who have gone on to major universities and later on to successful careers in their chosen profession. In recent years, the Richmond Education Foundation has sponsored the Wall of Honor Program, which recognizes alumni who have attained a notable degree of success in their careers. Honorees include Major General Jerry Harrison, a graduate of West Point, served 32 years in the United States Army; Dr. Serralyn Craven, Mathematics Department Chair of the University of Central Missouri; and William L. Elliott, who spent 43 years in education, including many years as an administrator in the Kansas City School District.

Other notable graduates include Sam Bowman, an aerospace engineer; Darrin Daniel, Air Force Lt Col (retired); Lenvil Elliott, NFL running back; Dr. Bryan Finke, internal medicine; Lacey Fitzgerald, Miss Missouri; Lynn Seward Fryer, US Navy (retired), who played in the US Navy Band; Billie Hamann, music instructor (retired); Dr. Cameron LaBarr, Director of Choirs at Missouri State University; Scott Hamilton, attorney; Dr. Jonathon Renfro, veterinarian; Michael Letzig, PGA tour; and B.G. Hamilton, dentist (retired).

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Richmond Phone Contacts
Central Office -  816.776.6912
Dear Elementary - 816.776.5401
Sunrise Elementary - 816.776.3059
Middle School - 816.776.5841
High School - 816.776.2226


Board of Education announces
2018 - 2019 Calendar
Click Here to download the PDF file

RMS Announces the 2018 Missouri Council
of Teachers of Mathematics
Contest Results -
(go to the RMS School Tab)

Spartan Excellence and Achievement Award

2016 - 17
Spartan Excellence and Achievement Award Information
Spartan Excellence Award Form

 RHS Athletic Hall of Fame 2018

The Richmond Spartan Alumni Association is proud to announce the Class of 2018 for induction into the RHS Athletic Hall of Fame. Ceremonies will be held Saturday, June 2nd in the RHS Commons with dinner at 6:00 and the ceremonies to begin at 7:00.

The Hall of Fame Class of 2018 includes: 
Rob Akers (1993) golf, football and basketball 
David Cringan (1990) wrestling
Rick Hendrix (1972) football, basketball and track
Robert “Hoot” Middleton (1948) athlete, coach
Jill Rehmsmeyer O’Hara (1992) cross country and track
and the 1998 Class 2A state golf champion Spartan golf team.

Also honored will be coach Jerry Cole who will receive the Miss Ethel Kirkpatrick Spartan Spirit Award. The Miss Ethel Award is presented to the non-coaching faculty/staff/community member who goes above and beyond the support of the RHS athletic programs.

For those wishing to attend the ceremony, the cost is $20 for the dinner with choice of steak or ribs. The cost for children age 5-12 is $6 and children under 4 free.
For reservations to the Hall of Fame ceremony, indicate steak or ribs. The cost is $20 for adults and $6 for children age 5-12. Send check or money order to Richmond Alumni Association, PO Box 257, Richmond, MO 64085. Deadline is May 15.



RHS Good News Blogs!  The journalism students are now presenting their articles written for your reading pleasure on their new RHS Good News Blogs.  Please enjoy!

Richmond Music Program Honors:
RHS Noteworthy Choir -
to Washington DC and perform with the US AirForce Band at the Kennedy Center on Memorial Day "National Memorial Day Choral Festival Performance".
Sunrise Singers and Sunrise Strikers -
to Tan-Tar-A and the Missouri Music Educators Conference in January as one of three elementary school age performances.

Congratulations to our newest Wall of Honor Class:    
Wall of Honor Page Link

Mobile Apps for the District Website

Please go to the following link for directions on getting your own SharpSchool Mobile App for the Richmond R-XVI School District Website.  Enjoy!   Link Here

CityLinkTV for Richmond Schools
Have you wanted to watch an event but could not attend? Do you have grandparents, friends, alumni, and other community members want to be a part of the audience?  The RHS Multimedia class is starting a new project this year embracing the latest technology. The students are recording events and live streaming those events on the internet!  The events are also archived and can be watched on demand at a later date. RHS Varsity Football home games are broadcast along with other school events. A link is found above, and on the RHS page of this website.  Watch for upcoming broadcasts. 

Missouri Days / Weeks / Months Celebration Calendar (DESE and Legislative directives)

The National Days / Weeks / Months Celebration Calendar
Enjoy the various events that our state and nation celebrates.