Roanoke City Public Schools


Roanoke City Public Schools


Roanoke City Public Schools is an urban school division in Southwestern Virginia, in an All-American City. We're a diverse school division, with 13,686 students and a staff of approximately 2,200. We have 17 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, and 2 high schools (each high school is approximately 10 years old). Our on-time graduation rate is 90%, which is the state average for Virginia. RCPS offers 27 Advanced Placement (AP) courses for high school students, and extensive, fine arts and athletics programs. RCPS has Pre-AP / Honors programs at all middle schools. High school students can take dual enrollment classes at Virginia Western Community College. All students in the division have access to musical instruments, thanks to a partnership with the VH1 Save the Music Foundation. Middle and high schools have string orchestras, bands, and choral programs. Students participate in 42 different sports programs at the middle and high school levels. INFORMATION ABOUT THE ROANOKE AREA The Roanoke area is the largest metropolitan area in Western Virginia and is home to more than 325,000 residents. The average January low is 27.2 degrees, and the average July high is 87.0 degrees. Annual rainfall is 41 inches. The cost of living in Roanoke is below the national average, as are median home prices and average commute time (just over 21 minutes!). There are 25 colleges and universities within a 60 mile radius of the Roanoke area as well! Roanoke has ample arts, cultural, and outdoor recreation opportunities as well, and is home to semi-pro baseball and hockey teams - in addition to NCAA sports! Please visit to learn more about Roanoke City Public Schools and why you may want to start - or continue - your career with us! Apply online via the address below:

Mission Statement

At Roanoke City Public Schools, our mission is to graduate students prepared for life in a rapidly changing world, and our vision is to be a model for urban public education.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

RCPS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities.

Roanoke City Public Schools

40 Douglass Avenue NW, Roanoke, VA 24012