Division Superintendent

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 3,600 students in eleven (11) schools, a Career and Technical Education Center and an Alternative Education Center.

Russell County Public Schools will offer a new dual-enrolled Cyber Security program starting with the 2018-2019 school year. This three-year program will not only prepare students to be better cyber patrons, but give students the opportunity to earn twelve (12) college credits through our relationship with Southwest Virginia Community College.

To add to our progressive stance on technology, Russell County Public Schools will be one of the first school divisions in this area of the state to expand one-to-one initiatives to the 6th grade. Next year, every student in grades six (6) through twelve (12) will 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. 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 2% pay raise for the 2018-2019 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!