Located at the southern base of the Shenandoah Valley, our school system serves about 2,500 students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The mission of Rockbridge County Public Schools is to prepare every student to succeed and to contribute to a better world. We strive to develop and unleash the powers of every student’s mind. We believe that every student deserves an academically-challenging education in a safe and nurturing environment which will allow him or her to become an active participant in society. We invite you to learn more about our school district and its many programs for Rockbridge County residents of all ages.
As most of you are aware, the Rockbridge County area will experience a rare Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21. Because of the scientific significance of the eclipse, we value this as a wonderful educational opportunity for our students. All of our schools have various educational activities planned on Monday involving this event.
Our teachers will be taking necessary precautions to inform and educate our students on how to participate in the event safely. Please remind your child to follow their teacher's directions carefully to ensure their safety and reward them with a positive experience.
We will be dismissing our schools at our normal release time on this day. As a parent, if you have concerns about your child’s safety, please feel free to have your child remain at home or pick them up early on Monday. While we always prefer your child to be in school, an absence on Monday for these reasons will not be counted against your child for truancy purposes.
Should you have any questions or concerns about Monday's events, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s school.
School Board Meetings
The regular monthly meeting of the Rockbridge County School Board will be held on Tuesday, September 12 at 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Rockbridge County Administration Building, 150 South Main Street, Lexington, VA 24450. School board agendas and other ancillary documents are available through the Rockbridge County Schools BoardDocs Site three days prior to the school board meeting.
Tems Parent Portal
We are pleased to introduce what we believe is an exciting new Parent Portal for TEMS. Tyler SIS Student 360 is now available. Access Tyler SIS Student 360 through the following link:
Smartphone and tablet users may download the Tyler SIS Student 360 app through the appropriate app store. Follow the setup instructions. For assistance email: email@example.com
Records request should be made by phone (540 463-7386) or in person (at the Central Offices). Please allow five (5) working days for a records request to be fulfilled.
Rockbridge County High School graduates from the Classes of 2010-2016 can request transcripts from Lisa VanRavenswaay in the RCHS Guidance Department. RCHS Alumni who graduated prior to 2010 can request transcripts from Bernadette Crews at the Rockbridge County Schools Central Office by phone (540-463-7386) or in person. Current seniors (Class of 2017) and their parents can use Parchment, the leader in eTranscript exchange, to send high school transcripts electronically, securely and confidentially, all with real-time tracking. Please see Rockbridge County High School website: http://rchs.rockbridge.k12.va.us
Per Pupil Expenditure Estimate
Section 22.1-92 of the Code of Virginia requires that each division superintendent prepare and distribute per pupil expenditure estimates to parents of children in the school division. These estimates include all phases of instruction, administration, transportation, operations and maintenance, and food service. Click HERE to view the per pupil expenditure estimates for the 2016-2017 school year.