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RMS History

Rugby is located in a rural/ suburban setting in the Mills River Valley of Henderson County, and is part of the Henderson County Public Schools System.

Rugby has a proud and strong tradition dating back to 1840 when the first Rugby School was built. A replica of the one-room log school sits on the current Rugby campus as a living historical classroom.

The land on which the school is built today was donated by Leander and Vernon Johnson to the students of Rugby. The Johnson Farm, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is located across from the Rugby campus.

Anchored in the past and looking to the future, Rugby Middle School continues to offer a quality education to its students.

School Mission Statement:

The Rugby Middle School community is committed to sharing the responsibility for creating a diverse learning environment where all students are embraced and empowered so they can achieve their full potential in the 21st century.

School Beliefs (Core Values)

  • We believe students will care when they know how much you care.
  • We believe education is a partnership involving student, teacher, parent, and community.
  • Rainbow over RugbyWe believe all students can succeed.
  • We believe in promoting the expectations of Responsibility, Manners, and Spirit.

School Vision:

RMS strives to create a learning environment of high expectations that promotes acceptance for all students; honors and celebrates diverse learning styles, cultures, and opinions; and prepares them for a global society.


This page was last modified by Angie McClung on Jan 3, 2019 @ 3:04 pm