Why Cossatot River School District?

CRSD is comprised of Cossatot River Primary School, Cossatot River Elementary School, and Cossatot River High School. Our Umpire Campus is an isolated K-12 campus in Howard County. We operate on a four-day week, so every weekend is a three-day weekend! The district is situated amongst a variety of beautiful, natural areas, including the Cossatot River State Park along the Cossatot River. The river itself is included in Arkansas's Natural and Scenic Rivers System and the National Park Service's list of National Wild and Scenic Rivers, making it a whitewater destination full of clear, cool creeks and swimming areas. The park is also home to camping and hiking attractions native only to the Ouachita Mountains and surrounding Ouachita National Forest. The Little Missouri River offers many more beautiful natural areas for hiking, swimming, and exploring. Nearby is the city of Mena, which includes the Talimena Scenic Drive, a National Scenic Byway, and the Queen Wilhelmina State Park. A short distance away is Hochatown, one of the country's fastest-growing recreational attractions. Explore these areas and check out our staff testimonials below to find out what makes CRSD Unique, United, and Cossatot River Strong!

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Helen Buxton

Helen Buxton

Teaching at Cossatot River School District is a wonderful community of students, educators, staff and administrators. The environment fosters relationships and students know I care about them as individuals and want them to reach their full potential. Teaching 7th & 8th grade English is an exciting adventure each day as young lives are challenged and improved. Problem solving and making good choices are emphasized. We know the administrators support the teachers and care about all the students

We Are Unique


We Are United


Elizabeth Hoyle

Elizabeth Hoyle

Working for Cossatot River School District has allowed me to give back to the community that gave me such a great foundation growing up. I love having this opportunity to share my passion for education with my community's children. Collaborating with my colleagues and admins allows us to give each student whatever they need to succeed. I am so excited to watch them fly as they take on each new adventure and see what amazing things they do for our community in the future.

nancy myers

Nancy Myers

I love working for CRSD for many reasons. I was born and raised in Umpire. I attended Umpire school for 13 years. Umpire is a great community and wonderful place to raise your kids. Umpire School has always had my heart, and I am thrilled to see my daughter being taught with such knowledge and care. The teachers, who are my co- workers, have huge hearts and want to see all of our children succeed. I couldn't ask for a better place to work.


Dala Baker

I am excited to be a part of CRSD. I have been a nurse for 8 years, part of that time as a pediatric nurse, and I am looking forward to bringing my knowledge with me to a school district that is growing and offering the children of our community a healthy, safe and fun learning environment.


Dr. Mary Lowrey

I am proud to be a member of CRSD. All campuses at CRSD work to include parents, families, community, school staff, and students in decision making and beyond. At Umpire, the collaborative bond is a tradition and important to every school and community member.

🦅 We are Unique,

🦅 We are United,

🦅 We are Cossatot River Strong!

We are Cossatot River Strong