Core Beliefs

  • We believe in a climate of high expectations by ALL and for ALL.

  • We believe given time and opportunity; ALL students can learn.

  • We believe strong instructional leadership and accountability by ALL is necessary for success.

  • We believe a dynamic learning environment will encourage ongoing and appropriate academic, social and emotional development for ALL.

  • We believe the use of ongoing assessment and examination of results improves instruction and student achievement.

  • We believe student achievement is directly related to a safe and orderly environment.

  • We believe educating a child is a collaborative effort, and in combining resources with parents and communities, academic excellence will be attained.

Mission Statement

To provide all students with a comprehensive education whereby upon graduation from Raleigh County Schools these students can successfully enter the college, military branch, or career of their choice.

County Strategic Plan Goals




Through the use of high-quality instruction, reducing educational gaps between programmatic grade levels and subgroups, and continued emphasis placed on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), Raleigh County Schools will show at least a five percent (5%) growth over the 2023-24 school year in academic proficiency. This will be measured through both district and state accountability data.

High School Graduation and Student Success

By the end of the 2023-24 school year, Raleigh County will see a one percent (1%) increase in both the 2022-23 four-year and five-year cohort groups.

Attendance and Behavior

Raleigh County Schools will establish a culture free from physical, social and emotional harm by building positive relationships that support student learning.  This will be measured by showing a two (2%) decrease in the number Out of School Suspensions from the 2022-23 (Number of students with at least one OSS = 933) school year to the 2023-24 (34%) school year to the 2023-24 school year.

Educator Effectiveness

During the 2023-24 school year, Raleigh County Schools will show a two (2%) decrease from the 2022-23 principal evaluations in emerging elements of the Professional Leadership Standards. This will be accomplished by a continued emphasis on: 1) improving leadership capacity throughout the district, 2) increasing teacher retention and 3) supporting both new and experienced teacher leadership practices.