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About This School

Rural Retreat Elementary School is a public elementary school in Rural Retreat. The principal of Rural Retreat Elementary School is Mrs. Mary U. Walters. 414 children attend Rural Retreat Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 39% of the 414 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Rural Retreat Elementary School is 14:1. Speedwell Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 97% 93%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 5%
Hispanic 1% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39% 41%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    My son is adhd and his first grade teacher was horrible! ! Now in second grade he has a much better one thank God but the first grade he Always had a note home over some thing crazy such as swinging his lunch box while standing in line. And the office staff was not on my childs side at all and much less than friendly when i would show up and ask about the notes. It seemed that their only solution was to change his med's the pills he is on have very few side Effects and i wasnt going to give him a new pill that has dopey side effects just because the staff cant handel a child with special needs.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a parent of 2 children enrolled in Rural Retreat Elementary. I like the teachers and the principal but the office staff are less than to tolerate with.

  • (5 years ago)

    Office staff is not friendly nor are they helpfull. There is not any encouragement for the kids to go to gifted. I did not even know wythe county had gifted classes. Teachers are not prepared and do not have any idea how to prepare the students for higher education. Parents have to figure things out on their own.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am very pleased with this school. My son is a student here. We are very pleased with the school overall.

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