Located in Southeast Missouri, Bernie is a small, rural town with a population of approximately 2,000. Bernie RXIII’s motto is "Achieving Excellence Together" and this has been demonstrated by the continual support of our community. The voters have passed the last two bond issues with a very high percentage of the vote. In addition, activities are well attended by students, parents, grandparents, and community members. Our school has an active PTO and several parent volunteers. Because the people of our community stand behind our school staff and students, we truly are achieving excellence together.