Superintendent's Message

Radford City Public Schools

1612 Wadsworth Street

Radford, Virginia 24141




Welcome back!

First and foremost, on behalf of RCPS, I would like to thank our school community for their compassion and understanding with our delay of the opening school day this school year. We are grateful for the extra time as we are doing everything we can to make our buildings and campuses welcoming and inviting to all students when they arrive for the start of the 2022-2023 school year. We certainly apologize for any inconvenience the delay in the opening of schools has caused and are eager to welcome our students when they return as follows:

Friday, August 26 – PreK, 1st and 9th only

Monday, August 29 – K, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Tuesday, August 30 – Everyone!

As we continue to prepare for student return, I would like to share with you some of the accomplishments we achieved as a school division last year, 2021-2022. These celebrations will provide us with great momentum for school year 2022-2023! Best wishes for great year!

Only school division in VA to be recognized by the VDOE as a School Division of Innovation

BHES and MES are two of only 282 schools across the country to be designated as a Project Lead the Way Distinguished Schools

VHSL National Guard Cup Academic Champions (and possibly athletic champions, too)

Multiple academic state championships and an 11th place national finish by our RHS Scholastic Bowl Team

Multiple athletic state championships

A VSBA award for Excellence in Workforce Readiness. We were the only division with an enrollment of 5,000 or less to receive this accolade

Multiple state and regional state awards in our fine arts programs

The RHS Cryptocats team finished first in the Region VII championships qualifying for state competition where they placed 10th in the Commonwealth

A brand-new partnership with Carillion and UWSWVA that brought Kinder Camps to our school division

Multiple grant awards including JVG, PRC, RUS, and an estate award of close to $60,000 to bring an indoor golf practice facility to the RHS campus MES and BHES popsicles and principals

Newly air conditioned RHS Cafeteria

Multipurpose Armory with basketball, baseball, softball, tennis, pickleball, golf, volleyball and hip/hop opportunities

Renovated tennis courts supported by USTA facility grant

Renovated weight room courtesy of a 5-way community partnership

A beautiful, newly renovated McHarg Elementary scheduled to open on August 24 (Open House)

Excellence in Education, Every Student, Every Day!