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History and Philosophy of Rich Acres Elementary School 

Rich Acres Elementary School is a public school that was built in 1966. It received extensive renovations in 1996. These renovations included the addition of eight classrooms as well as an upgrade of the existing building. It is one of the county's nine elementary schools.

Rich Acres Elementary School educates children from preschool through fifth grade, including classes for Preschool-Handicapped and Autism. The current enrollment of all students is 253. The average class size for students in kindergarten through second grade is 16:1 and the average class size for students in third through fifth grade is 19:1. Students attend school from 8:05 A.M. to 2:40 P.M.

Rich Acres Elementary School is considered a Total Title 1 Project School. This is based on our large number of candidates for free and reduced lunch. 

The administration, faculty, and staff at Rich Acres Elementary School are in agreement with the philosophy and objectives of Henry County Public Schools:

All Children Can and Will Learn

The staff recognizes and accepts the purposes of education for elementary schools as stated in the Standards of Quality for Public Schools in Virginia. Therefore, the purpose of Rich Acres Elementary School is to help children, youth, and adults become well-adjusted, self-supporting, and actively participating citizens of the home, school, community, and country. The faculty is committed to providing learning experiences in elementary schools and that will form the foundation of the total education program. Opportunities to develop to the highest capacity of their own ability are provided for each person, regardless of economic status or locality, thus strengthening our system of self-government and freedom as people.

Rich Acres Elementary Where Excellence Surpasses Standard