School Details

Rural Retreat Elementary School

100 Martha Debord Way, Rural Retreat, VA 24386
(276) 686-4125
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 387 students 14 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

90%
78%
72%
81%
69%
65%
90%
85%
84%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Wythe County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
76%
70%
66%
73%
75%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Wythe County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
78%
73%
81%
75%
71%
80%
65%
69%
87%
83%
76%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Wythe County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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. 387 children attend Rural Retreat Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 39% of the 387 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 ratings & reviews

  • (1 year 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.

  • (6 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.

  • (6 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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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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