District Administration


The mission of the St. James R-1 School District is to empower students through caring relationships, academic excellence, and community partnerships.


The St. James R-1 School District will empower all students to positively contribute to the community and world.


St. James R-1 believes :

  • That everyone is valued and can learn.
  • That everyone deserves a physically and emotionally safe environment.
  • In building relationships and effective partnerships with the community and beyond.
  • In providing relevant, rigorous and viable curriculum that maximizes student achievement.
  • In fostering a collaborative culture for student achievement and opportunities.

School Closings

The St. James R-1 School District offers a variety of ways to hear about school closings:

  • Text Alerts
  • Voice Calls
  • District Website
  • Facebook and Twitter
  • Radio Stations and TV Stations – KTTR/KZZN (radio) and KRCG/KSDK (TV)

If you are not currently receiving alerts regarding school closings, please contact your child’s building front office.

Emergency Procedures

In the event of an emergency (natural or intruder), we ask that our parents follow these simple procedures:

Please do not call the school! While we certainly understand why you want to do so, your restraint will allow telephone lines to remain clear for emergency communication. Tune your radio to KTTR 1490 AM / KZNN 105.3 FM for emergency announcements.

Please do not come to the school building. To ensure access for emergency vehicles, it is extremely necessary to keep the streets and parking lots clear. We cannot emphasize how important your cooperation is during an emergency.