Welcome to Rome City Schools!
We are Wolves and we are fiercely dedicated to excellence accompanied by an unwavering sense of solidarity, for each other and for our community. Our system consists of six elementary schools, one middle and one high school, one performance learning center, one virtual academy, one transitional academy, and one College and Career Academy.
RCS has recently achieved high scoring in accordance with the Cognia Accreditation Process. This process, reviewing performance and engagement, examines the whole institution to determine how well the parts work together to meet the needs of students. Results are reported on a scale of 100 to 400, and RCS has received a Cognia score of 381.61. As a result of this score, RCS was one of 20 districts worldwide to receive Accreditation with Distinction.
RCS functions with its own transportation system, equipped with new buses that offer more safety features and conveniences for the students. Our new transportation system ensures that each passenger remains safe, and that all necessary routes are accessible. Each bus is also equipped with a RCS staff member to act as bus monitor.
Community partnerships are important to RCS. We maintain engagement and collaboration with a number of organizations that benefit the development and assess the needs (both academic and nonacademic) of our students and their families. Partners include Atrium Health Floyd, Communities in Schools, and Helping Hands Ending Hunger, to name a few.
In 2021, RCS finished construction on the brand new, state of the art facility that is our College and Career Academy (CCA). The CCA offers students 25 different career pathways to explore. Dual enrollment through the CCA provides the students the chance to earn both high school and college credits simultaneously through partnerships with Georgia Northwestern Technical College, Georgia Highlands College, Shorter and Berry Colleges, as well as the University of West Georgia. The educational pathways are vast and varied, including animation and digital media, early childhood education, engineering and technology, culinary arts, and veterinary science, among many others. Through the CCA, we have the ability to provide more pathways and more opportunities for students than ever before, furthering Rome City Schools’ mission -- “All students will graduate from Rome High School prepared for college or work.”
We never stop preparing for the future. As a system, we move forward with the utmost determination to always be improving, for the sake of our students, our faculty and staff, and our community as a whole.
The building that now houses the Rome Board of Education Administrative Offices was originally opened in 1921. During this time it was known as Central Primary School and became home to children in first through fourth grades. A lunchroom was added to the building in the 1950s, and the school was used until 1973. During the years of 1974 to 1976 the building was abandoned. It was at this time remodeling began so the building could house the administrative offices for Rome City Schools. Today the building houses the offices of Superintendent, Human Resources, Finance, Title I, School Nutrition, Curriculum, Business, and Special Education.
Rome City Schools
508 East Second Street
Rome, Georgia 30161