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About This School

C. Hunter Ritchie Elementary School is a public elementary school in Warrenton. The principal of C. Hunter Ritchie Elementary School is Christy Thorpe. 420 children attend C. Hunter Ritchie Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 9% of the 420 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at C. Hunter Ritchie Elementary School is 19:1. Buckland Mills Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 88% 79%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 11%
Hispanic 4% 8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9% 19%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    C. Hunter Ritchie is THE BEST school in the area. Period! The entire staff of teachers and the administration are top notch. I have had two children go through the school starting with kindergarten (one is in 6th now and the other in 4th) and I couldn't be happier with their academic success. The school presents a love of learning and respect both for the staff and students. The classes are perfectly sized and the "all in" attitude of each teacher is clearly evidenced by the extra activities they offer. The physical education teacher offers year round after school activities geared towards fitness; the music teacher offers a full scale musical production and honor choir; the librarians offer Battle of The Books; I could go on and on. The very approachable Principal and VP make it easy to address any concerns regarding your child. The teachers AS stated earlier they are TOP NOTCH! Truly dedicated in their profession and commitment to each child. My kids absolutely love school and that is simply because of the teachers and the staff who create an environment that is warm invigorating and enjoyable all around. I Love This School!

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers are amazing! My child is doing amazingly well and I fully attribute his accomplishments to the dedication of his teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    Mr. Bell is an excellent principal; he is fully dedicated to the well being of the students and faculty at the school. He remembers the names of the students shakes their hands in the hallway visits the Kindergarten students on their birthdays and has been known to 'dress up' as a Native American Chief Elvis (for the annual Sock Hop) and even a clown! He encourages parental and community involvement in the learning process. The staff at Ritchie is wonderful! The teachers are approachable and welcoming. They are true professionals who believe in developing each individual child's potential. The support staff (from the front office staff to the custodial staff) are helpful and contribute without a doubt to the great environment at Ritchie! Our children have received an excellent education here!

  • (6 years ago)

    My son has attended this school for two years now and we really love it. It's been such a good environment for him and parents are encouraged if not begged to volunteer in the school which is great. I only wish I could volunteer more often than I can. Mr. Bell the Principal has been great and you can tell he's very involved in the school and knows the children. My son's teachers have been wonderful as well and I do feel he gets some individual attention if he needs it. Jennifer C.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is absolutely amazing...from the custodial staff who have friendly smiles to the principal who remembers each and every child's name. Each child works at their academic level. When I visit the classroom I see children working -effectively- independently. I see each and every one being challenged but not overwhelmed. My daughter and son both have received the individualized attention they need to be(and feel)successful. Parents are encouraged to be a part of the learning process. The parent volunteer programs are exceptionally strong. The staff at CHR truly care about our children and it shows.

  • (8 years ago)

    C. Hunter Ritchie is the best elementary school in the area! The teachers are wonderful they give alot of there own personal time to make sure our children perform to their fullest potential. We bought a house in this area just so our children could attend this school. C Hunter Ritchie also has an excellent GT program our son really loves it.

  • (8 years ago)

    Mr. Bell is a principal beyond compare. He is fully involved with students at all levels and they learn respect from him. The teachers mirror the level of excellence displayed by Mr. Bell. Academic programs encourage independent thinking and creative learning.

  • (9 years ago)

    Ritchie is the best school in Fauquier county. I have had 3 children attend and I give this school 100%.

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