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Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School

Guidelines for a great environment

It is the mission of K. L. Rutherford School to create an environment that gives all children the opportunity to achieve their fullest personal and academic potential in order to become productive and responsible citizens.


We believe that ALL children can learn and can master basic grade-level skills. It is our purpose to educate each student to his/her highest level of scholastic performance while encouraging positive growth in social/emotional behaviors and attitudes. We accept the responsibility to teach every child and provide an equal opportunity for attaining maximum academic potential.

As Kenneth. L. Rutherford Teachers, Staff, and Administrators we will try:

  • To provide a quality instructional program in an integrated setting for each student.
  • To provide an orderly classroom and safe school environment.
  • To develop programs and activities which will respond to the social, emotional, personal, and physical development needs of each student.
  • To help children in developing self-discipline, self-respect, and self-confidence in order to participate in school as responsible members.

Every student should have the opportunity to achieve this potential in a safe, caring environment. For this reason, the K. L. Rutherford staff has adopted a common set of school rules to help create a positive learning environment for your children. We believe that good schools are child centered and plan to promote "Guidelines to a Great Environment" by positive activities that reinforce these rules.

  • We respect ourselves.
  • We respect and obey the people who teach or supervise us.
  • We respect other people in our actions.
  • We respect other people in our language.
  • We respect other people's property.