Lincoln County offers its students a good educational system: one of the reasons so many businesses and individuals choose to move here. The county has four school districts. Lincoln County R-I in Silex, the northwest district; R-II in Elsberry, in the northeast; R-III, the largest district, surrounding Troy and the south-west portion of the county; and R-IV in Winfield, the southeast and second largest district. In the R-II district in Elsberry, almost 1,000 students attend Clarence Cannon Elementary School, Cannon Middle School and Elsberry High School. The largest district, R-III, has an enrollment of nearly 4,000 students.
Lincoln County's schools all have low student-to-teacher ratios. Most teachers have an average of nearly 10 years experience. Spending per pupil in all four districts average from $3,800 to more than $5,000 per student.
Putting the pieces in place today for a better economy tomorrow
Lincoln County is a vibrant and diverse economy that provides opportunities for its citizens, communities and businesses to prosper. This has been and will best be accomplished through collaboration, unity and a coordinated sustained effort between public and private sectors.