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A vision for the future with respect for the past. 

Welcome to St. Elizabeth School District!

On behalf of the faculty and staff of St. Elizabeth Schools, I want to welcome you.  I have the unique experience of being the Preschool-12th grade Principal.  Let me tell you, it is the best job EVER!  

St. Elizabeth Schools has a long-standing tradition of academic excellence. Our staff works hard to make sure that each student has the best preparation for life after high school. In addition to that academic excellence, we also have strong athletic and extra-curricular programs.  St. Elizabeth School is committed to ensuring that our students leave here ready for the next step in your life’s journey. I encourage you to get involved in all of the many aspects of school life and make your time at St. Elizabeth the best it can be.

St. Elizabeth students are dedicated to their community, school, and activities/sports.  Our students are absolutely amazing.  Our main priority is the safety, well-being, and education of all of our students.  We want all students, parents, staff, and community members to be active in our school district.  If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact me at alicia@ste.k12.mo.us.

Thank you for visiting our website.  Proud to be a Hornet!  Celebrate Success!

Mission: To create a safe learning community that maximizes each individual's performance for future success through a challenging education system characterized by pride. 

Vision: A vision for the future with respect for the past. 

Thank you!

Alicia Burrows 

Principal PreK-12th Grade

St. Elizabeth R-IV School District

573-493-2246 (office)


Board Members

Front Row: Alysha O'Neil,  Hannah Libbert, 
Angie Heckemeyer - Vice President

Back Row: ​Jacob Kliethermes, ​James Wieberg,
​Doug Holtmeyer - President,  Andy Oligschlaeger

The District is committed to maintaining a workplace and educational environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs, services, activities and facilities. The District is committed to providing equal opportunity in all areas of education, recruiting, hiring, retention, promotion and contracted service. In accordance with law, the District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, disability, age, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law in its programs and activities. 

Welcome to the St. Elizabeth R-IV School District website.  The St. Elizabeth R-IV School District is committed to providing a quality education to all students.  Our staff provides a caring and compassionate environment as well as a rigorous and challenging curriculum.  Communication between the parents, community and school is imperative.   It is my wish that this website will keep all district patrons, as well as visitors, updated on all of our school activities and news stories.

It is an honor to be able to once again serve this school district.  I first served this district in the fall of 1995 as a classroom teacher and baseball coach.  It is truly a privilege to serve this community once again as Superintendent. 

The St. Elizabeth and St. Anthony communities make up our district and work tirelessly to uphold traditions and values that were established long ago.  It is my mission to continue to guide this district in upholding those traditions and values while challenging all teachers, students and staff to become the best that they can be at all times.  Our community values will allow us to continue to grow and prosper.  It is that dedication from all that makes St. Elizabeth one of the best school districts in the State of Missouri.

Please do not hesitate to call for any additional information regarding our school district or the communities that surround it. 

Every day is a great day to be a HORNET.

Thank you!

Doug Kempker


St. Elizabeth R-IV School District

573-493-2246 (office)