Superintendent's Message

Tamara Leadingham
Director of Special Education

      Sanford Holbrook

Superintendent of Schools


As the 2017 -2018 opening day of Robertson County Schools approaches, I find myself eagerly looking forward to the first day of greeting students at the door, the excitement on the faces of our students, and the energy our school staff brings to the building in August.

As we enter into the new school year, I have a much deeper understanding of RCS and the uniquely intimate community that thrives in this school and the town of Mount Olivet.  Many routines and relationships have been formed over decades, and in some cases even longer, and this truly makes RCS a special place.  

During 2017 RCS achieved:

• Highest ever attendance at 96.22%

• Highest ever ranking on state accountability 7th 

• 100 % College and Career Readiness Rate 

• 100 % Graduation Rate

• First student to graduate with high school diploma and associate degree

• Removal from State Assistance by KDE State Board of Education 

While our TEAM at RCS are doing amazing things, we are committed to grow and we are excited about 2018 as we work to provide a world class education for EVERY ROBERTSON COUNTY STUDENT!  The 2017-2018 academic school year will be our second year of our digital conversion, which means we will have 100% of our students/staff with devices.   This conversion has allowed us to grow professionally and to witness first-hand its positive impact on student learning, which has made everyone even more committed to changing the learning culture for our students.  We want to continue to improve and to grow in order to better meet the needs of all of our students and to provide them with all of the tools they need to reach both their academic and career goals. 

As a district, we too must have goals to better ensure our continued growth and success because we only want the very best for our students.  Below are the set district goals for the 2017-2018 academic school year.  To reach these attainable goals, we need your help.  We encourage our parents and community members to visit our schools and to spend time volunteering and supporting education.  Become a part of our team and join us in creating a district of excellence.  It is an outstanding team doing great things for our students on a daily basis. 

Thank you so much for trusting us with your children, and let us have a truly great year of learning!



Top 10 School District

Attendance Rate 96.5%

100% Graduation Rate

ACT 19.5

Remain fiscally solvent/efficient


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