the Teachers, Staff, Students, and Families of Roanoke City:
to school year 2016-2017! While the start of school marks the end of a
well-deserved summer break, we now turn to celebrating the endless
possibilities the beginning of the school year brings.
mission of the Roanoke City Schools is to “graduate students prepared for life
in a rapidly changing world.” We are very proud of all that you
collectively accomplished last year. You achieved an on-time graduation
rate of at least 86% (a remarkable feat given that in 2006, our graduation rate
was 56%). You once again eliminated the achievement gap among our diverse
student body. And, you once again equipped our students with the skills
to thrive in our community post-graduation.
with our excitement over these milestones comes our commitment to strive for
more. We know there are still challenges to overcome, and greatness is
not achieved by complacency. The only way to provide the best
possible outcomes for all students is to work together as a team.
are guided in our leadership of the Roanoke City Schools by a set of core
beliefs. They are:
Our diversity is a source of strength.
Our schools must be safe.
All students are capable of meeting high
We are accountable for our students’
Every individual in our Division
contributes to student success.
We have a responsibility to work
collaboratively with our families.
Respect, trust, and honest
communication are the foundation of successful and productive relationships.
The vitality of our community depends
on a strong school system.
School Board is committed to these core beliefs, and we are committed to
supporting each teacher, staff member, student, and family member. You
have our promise to do all we can to provide you with the tools you need to
achieve even greater success and to take joy and pride in the journey along the
about the School Board and the dates of our public meetings may be found online
at: www.rcps.info (click on the red tab labeled “School Board”). You
can also contact us via email at: BoardClerk@rcps.info. We encourage you to tell us how we can help
of luck this school year, and thank you for your unwavering commitment to our
The Roanoke City School Board