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Rutherford County Schools at a glance

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 2002-2003 school year, Rutherford County Schools has added more than 20,000 students for a total enrollment of more than 51,000 students.

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.

2023-2028 RCS Strategic Plan

Our Mission: Investing in our students for tomorrow's possibilities. 

Our Vision: Collaborative culture. Successful students. Empowered educators. Proactive planning.