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The mission of Rutherford County Schools is to empower
today’s students to grasp tomorrow’s opportunities.

About Rutherford County Schools

Rutherford County Schools consistently ranks among the best school districts in Tennessee and has outpaced national rankings on a number of measures. Rutherford County is one of the fastest growing school districts in Tennessee and the fourth largest behind those in Memphis, Nashville and Knoxville.

Since the 2004-2005 school year, Rutherford County Schools has added more than 16,000 students for a total enrollment of more than 47,000. During that time, the district has opened 13 new schools and completed additions / renovations at 17 other schools.

Despite the county's tremendous growth rate and the accompanying challenges, Rutherford County Schools has served as a model for many other districts in the areas of academics, planning and safety measures.

To learn more about our district, check out the 2019 RCS Fact Book & Annual Report, which can be downloaded HERE.

2021-2022 RCS Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan coverThe Rutherford County Schools 2021-2022 strategic pan was adopted in Summer 2021 as an update to the previous 2019-2022 Strategic Plan, which was approved originally by the Rutherford County Board of Education in December 2019. It was created under the leadership of Director of Schools Bill Spurlock, who worked for months with the assistant superintendents to prioritize the district's greatest needs by focus area. DOWNLOAD / VIEW

Our Mission: The mission of Rutherford County Schools is to empower today’s students to grasp tomorrow’s opportunities.

We believe:

    • All students should be empowered to reach their fullest potential

    • Highly effective and dedicated teachers are essential to the learning process

    • Consistent use of researched-based instructional practices increase student achievement and growth

    • Data from many sources provide vital information to make well informed decisions

    • Literacy and math are key components of learning in all curricular areas

    • In ongoing development of Professional Learning Communities

    • Facilities should be designed and maintained to support teaching and learning

    • Technology is an additional tool that supports sound and effective instruction

Vision Statement: Empowered Educators, Effective Curriculum, Successful Students