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Perfect ACT students

The 36 Club
Seven Rutherford students achieve perfect ACT score

Jennifer Clark and April Sneed

As the new principals for Whitworth-Buchanan Middle and Rocky Fork Middle, April Sneed and Jennifer Clark are busy meeting teachers, students and preparing to implement their vision 

Class of 2019 graduation ceremonies


Campus School Kindergarten Circus

PHOTOS: Campus School's 42nd Annual Kindergarten Circus

Pinning Ceremony

GALLERY: Rutherford County students ready to work after receiving nursing, medical assistant certifications

book club and pen pals

Central Magnet students pair with students from Bradley Academy for book club event

Central Magnet again ranked best in Tennessee

Central Magnet School again named best high school in Tennessee; now fifth best in nation
Rankings released from U.S. News & World Report also lists six other Rutherford County high schools in the top 100

Garren Hamby

‘FFA really is a life-changer for anyone that does it’
Multiple Rutherford high school students win at state competition

Dr. Rita King

‘Welcome to the Legacy’
Homer Pittard Campus School plans 90th anniversary celebration for April 16 from 4-6 p.m. Dr. Rita King, former principal and current president of the school’s support group, Friends of Campus School, reflects on the school’s history and its importance to the community.

Lou Paschall

‘They have feelings and they understand the sense of accomplishment’
Lou Paschall, social worker for Rutherford County Schools, reflects on 15 years as organizer of Area 16 Special Olympics and stepping away from the role

senior hiring event

More than 300 seniors participate in hiring event with employers
Event intended to connect students both with immediate jobs and interview experience

Scott Bolden

‘We can try anything because it’s all new’
As the first principal of Rocky Fork Elementary School, Scott Bolden works to prepare the culture for the school’s opening in August

School Board supports strong public education

School Board proudly supports maintaining strong K-12 public education for all students
Learn more about how to support public education in Rutherford County

Hillary Stephens

‘I’ve known forever that I wanted to be a teacher’
Third generation educator from Thurman Francis selected as Middle School Teacher of the Year by Tennessee Council for Social Studies

David Crim

As the new Safe Schools Administrator, which is now a full-time position, David Crim wants to ensure schools remain secure places for students to learn  

Amazing Shake

Rutherford fifth-graders win first county ‘Amazing Shake’
Competition focuses on developing interpersonal skills, work ethic

School Nurse Awards

Two RCS nurses named best in Tennessee
Andrea Cain named School Nurse of the year and Barb Herrell named School Nurse Supervisor of the Year by the Tennessee Association of School Nurses

OMS Annex Ribbon-Cutting

Oakland Middle School celebrates new seventh-grade annex

Aviation program at Siegel HS

New aviation program at Siegel High School aims to equip students for growing job opportunities in industry

Dr. Theowuana Hatchett

Dr. Theowauna Hatchett and Dr. Mark Gonyea selected for prestigious Tennessee Governor’s Academy of School Leadership

Report Card

REPORT CARD: Rutherford County Schools remains Level 5 district
Tennessee Department of Education releases redesigned annual report to assist parents with information about their schools


'It’s hands-on, they’re involved and they’re not just sitting and listening to speakers all day'
Seventh-graders experience first-ever Middle School STEM Summit

Deputy Powell at Cedar Grove Elementary

‘This is just such a different type of police work’
Q&A: School Resource Officers discuss program’s origins, its 25th anniversary and how important building relationships with students, parents is to the success of the program

SRO signs

New signs let community know about armed SROs protecting schools

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