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News Release | August 4, 2015

At a special meeting on Friday, July 31, 2015, the Richmond County School approved the appointment of Mr. David Ferguson as the principal for Rappahannock High School.  Previously, Mr. Ferguson served as the Assistant Principal at Spotsylvania Career and Technical Center as well as the Northern Neck Technical Center.  For the past year, he served as the Director of Special Education for Richmond County Schools.     


Mr. Ferguson began his career in 2003 with Richmond County Schools as a Special Education teacher.  A graduate of Misericordia University, he earned his Masters of Science in Educational Administration from University of Scranton.  Mr. Ferguson lives in Warsaw with his wife Rachel and their two children.   


Superintendent Dr. Greg Smith stated, “Mr. Ferguson is a proven professional who will be a true asset to Rappahannock High School and the Richmond County Public Schools.”


View the 2015 State of the schools

Rappahannock High School Awarded Silver medal.

Rappahannock High school was awarded a silver medal by U.S. News and World Report and is ranked 39th in the state of Virginia. Visit Northern Neck News to read the full article.

Richmond County schools among select few.

"Northern Neck News, September 24, 2014"

Richmond County Public Schools is one of only twenty-two fully accredited schools in Virginia. Full accreditation is decided on Virginia Standards of Learning test scores and graduation rates. Read the full article at Northern Neck News.



We believe that every student should have an opportunity to realize his/her optimum potential academically, socially, emotionally and physically. Every child can learn and we can teach every child. Every child is unique and can make a valuable contribution to society. Given knowledge and opportunity, students can shape their own futures.


The mission of Richmond County Public Schools is to collaborate with parents and the community to provide a healthy environment in which children can develop academically, socially, physically and emotionally in order to become lifelong learners, independent thinkers and responsible citizens.


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