Dr. Gregory A. Brown
Russell County Superintendent
Welcome to Russell County Public Schools!
Russell County Public Schools is fully accredited by the Virginia Department of Education and ranks as one of the top school divisions in the Commonwealth for overall Standards of Learning (SOL) performance. Given this time of very tight budgets and efforts to find additional opportunities for funding, this is a tremendous accomplishment!
Russell County Public Schools is comprised of the three large communities of Honaker, Lebanon, and Castlewood. We have 3,500 students in eleven (11) schools, a Career and Technical Education Center and an Alternative Education Center.
In partnership with the Russell County Board of Supervisors, Russell County Public Schools offers the R.A.C.E. Program. RACE offers graduates the opportunity to attend Southwest Virginia Community College free-of-charge for up to two years. Russell County is one of only a few in the Commonwealth of Virginia to offer such a program.
Russell County Public Schools will expand our one-to-one initiative again for the third consecutive year as students in the fourth and fifth grade will now receive their own device for the 2019-2020 school year. Every student in grades four (4) through twelve (12) will now have their own Chromebook. Teachers have been heavily involved in professional development activities to best utilize these devices and enhance student learning.
In working with our Board of Supervisors, Russell County Public Schools has restored our Agriculture program at our three (3) high schools and our Career and Technical Education Center. These programs are now flourishing as students are exposed to Forestry, Animal Science, Turf Management, and other related fields. Additionally, students have the ability to secure college credit through our dual enrollment relationship with Southwest Virginia Community College and the A. Linwood Holton Governor’s School.
Through our partnership with the Board of Supervisors, all employees received a 5% pay raise for the 2019-2020 school year and we will continue to look for ways to make Russell County even stronger.
In addition to our core offerings, students have a wide range of opportunities with our fine arts, clubs and organizations, and athletic programs. Come and visit our communities and our schools!