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Rappahannock County Public Schools are nestled within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains and within minutes of the National Park Service Skyline Drive Sperryville entrance. Washington is the county seat, and home to many historic features and wonderful dining and artistic businesses.  Rappahannock County is primarily agricultural.

We are two schools: elementary grades PreK - 7th grade, upper grades 8 - 12.  There are approximately 900 students.

Although a small division, we are energetic and creative in the quality of the programs provided, and the quality of our teachers delivering them. We have a full complement of athletic programs, an award winning drama and band program, and many other life enriching experiences for the students. Rappahannock County Schools are a wonderful learning and working environment.



Congratulations to our students and school family!

Rappahannock County High School has been ranked as one of the best high schools by US News and World Reports “Best High Schools” in VA with a ranking of 37 out of 322 Virginia high schools. We ranked higher than 89 % of schools in Virginia. In addition, this ranking puts Rappahannock County High School in the top eight percent of high schools in the nation with a national ranking of 1608 out of 19,400 high schools. We were ranked higher than 92% of schools in the nation.

To be eligible for a state ranking, a school must be awarded a national gold or silver rating from US News and World Reports. This ranking is determined by student teacher ratio, college readiness, and math and reading performance.

Dr. Donna Matthews

Our Phones

1-540-227-0023 School Board Office
1-540-227-0745 RCHS (also Attendance)
1-540-227-0200 RCES
1-540-227-0461 Attendance Clerk RCES

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