I am generally "ok" with the school. Some of the teachers are AMAZING where others leave much to be desired. The art and music teachers are very in-tune with the students and parents. They are truly the "rock stars" of this school. The principal seems to be attentive and the office staff usually doesn't seem too bothered by a "drop in". The parent involvement seems to be sorely lacking at least in my child's class.
Rural Point Elementary School is a public elementary school in Mechanicsville. The principal of Rural Point Elementary School is Ms. Nicolle Currie. 531 students go to Rural Point Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 10% of the 531 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Rural Point Elementary School is 19:1. Laurel Meadow Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.8%||0%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0.2%||0%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||10%||13%|
Excellent school with caring teachers and administrators. The principal is great and very involved. My child has ADHD and I felt they really had his learning and interest at heart.
This is a very political school and seems to be run on a buddy system... There are many teachers (who work at this school) kids who attend this school on a variance rather than attend the school in which district they live. It appears that these kids get preference over others including placement into GT programs where they get extra help. Also many of the room moms are friends of the teachers if not substitute teachers. The PTO is surely a political institute. I have tried to contact the group several times to get involved and they will not even return my calls or emails. When our daughter started at rural point 4 years ago it was really nice but we have watched it decline since then... Our biggest issue is a lack of communication with the teachers. We could go on and on but just remember it is a public school and you cannot expect but so much from these institutions...
I have one child in 3rd grade and one child that finished 5th grade last year. My children love this school. We have not had one teacher that has been less than awesome. All the staff is so helpful and willing to go out their way to help the children. They also have a no bully policy that I think is great. They also have a Fall Festival every year that raises money for the school that the whole family can enjoy.
Wonderful environment. The teachers are superb and the learning environment allows for children on different levels to succeed. I like how the older children switch classes for core subjects! Teachers are very diagnostic and can quickly find your child's strengths and weaknesses! Very supportive principal.