Last item for navigation


Roanoke City Public Schools
Strategic Plan 2015-2020

Download the complete strategic plan 


RCPS’ focus must be to:

  • Raise the level of academic achievement for all students
  • Intentionally close the achievement gap
  • Graduate 100% of our students


With these three primary goals in mind, the Division has identified five performance measurements that will be the foundation for achieving its vision: To be a model for urban public education.

They are:

  • All schools will achieve and maintain accreditation based on Virginia’s Standards of Learning (SOL) tests.
  • All schools will meet and sustain federal government standards as outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
  • The high school graduation rate will meet or exceed that of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Roanoke City Public Schools will continue to submit evidence as a high performance organization.
  • The City’s strategic plan and other community organizations’ strategic plans will have components addressing the success of our students.

    STRATEGIC FOCUS AREAS: 2015 – 2020

  • Master teaching in a diverse urban environment
  • Create an optimal urban learning environment
  • Develop a high-performing organization
  • Collaborate with the City, business, community and faith-based organizations to provide a better prepared student


40 Douglass Avenue NW, Roanoke, VA 24012 Phone 540-853-2502