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Meramec Valley R-III School District (MVR-III) is located in the western part of St. Louis County, eastern Franklin County, and the northwest corner of Jefferson County in Missouri.  The MVR-III community is a family centered area that runs along interstate 44. Outdoor recreation is plentiful which includes Purina Farms and Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit, Blackburn Park and Jensen's Point Overlook in Pacific, and Robertsville State Park.  In addition, the Bourbeuse and Meramec Rivers offer a variety of water recreation opportunities.  The Bourbeuse River is located in east-central Missouri, in the Ozarks region, and is one of two major tributaries of the Meramec River. The Meramec River is one of the longest free-flowing waterways in the United States.

MVR-III covers 113 square miles for the nine schools. The district is comprised of one early childhood program (Doris Hoffman Early Learning Center), five elementary schools (Coleman, Nike, Robertsville, Truman, and Zitzman), one intermediate school (Pacific), one middle school (Riverbend) and one high school (Pacific High). Our mission is "Together We Make a Difference in Doing What's Best for Kids."


The district is fully accredited by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  Additionally, Pacific High School is an A+ School and is accredited by the North Central Association.  Click here to access the district's Annual Performance Report (APR).  Annual Performance Report


MVR-III has been honored by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for distinctions in academic performances on state assessments along with State and National Character Education awards. Pacific High School has been honored as an America's Best High School by U.S. News & World Report. Riverbend Middle School is a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for their work in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields. Nike Elementary is a National Blue Ribbon School and a Missouri Gold Star School.

Approximately 3,000 students attend school in the district, grades K-12. The district employs about 450 teachers and staff.  Our teachers average over 13 years of experience and over two-thirds have their Master's Degree or higher. The ratio of students to classroom teachers is 20:1.


MVR-III serves residents of Pacific, Catawissa, Robertsville, Gray Summit, and Villa Ridge with a total of 27,912 residents (2016 census estimate). The largest employers in the community are ADB, Husky Corporation, Purina Farms, Six Flags, True Manufacturing, US Silica Company, Walker Product, and Winter Technologies, and the MMVR-III School District.

The City of Pacific serves as the "hub" of the school district.  For more information on the City of Pacific visit the city's website at City of Pacific or the Pacific Area Chamber of Chamber of Commerce website at Chamber of Commerce.