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The '''Rock Hill Local School District''' is a local [[school district]] in [[Ohio]]. The central location for its offices and school campuses is just outside of [[Ironton, Ohio]]. It currently operates four schools; the Rock Hill Child Development Center (Pre-K), the Rock Hill Elementary School (K-5), the Rock Hill Middle School (6-8), and the [[Rock Hill Senior High School]] (9-12).
The district is one of the largest (by geographical square milage) in the state, and it serves several communities including portions of the townships of [[Aid Township, Lawrence County, Ohio|Aid]], [[Decatur Township, Lawrence County, Ohio|Decatur]], [[Elizabeth Township, Lawrence County, Ohio|Elizabeth]], [[Hamilton Township, Lawrence County, Ohio|Hamilton]], [[Lawrence Township, Lawrence County, Ohio|Lawrence]], [[Perry Township, Lawrence County, Ohio|Perry]], [[Symmes Township, Lawrence County, Ohio|Symmes]], [[Washington Township, Lawrence County, Ohio|Washington]] and [[Upper Township, Lawrence County, Ohio|Upper]], along with the village of [[Hanging Rock, Ohio|Hanging Rock]] and the unincorporated communities of [[Kitts Hill, Ohio|Kitts Hill]] and [[Pedro, Ohio|Pedro]] as well as certain areas of the city of [[Ironton, Ohio|Ironton]]. The district also accepts open enrollment students from adjacent school districts. It is the largest (by population) school district in [[Lawrence County, Ohio]], with 1,845,followed closely by the [[South Point High School (Ohio)|South Point Local School District]] in [[South Point, Ohio]] with 1,824 students based on their average daily membership. The district is currently rated as "No Improvement Needed" on the [[Ohio Department of Education]] State Report Card.
As of 2008, the enrollment, or 'average daily membership' of the district was 1,845; the current attendance rate was 97.6%, which is also the state average; and the graduation rate was 96.4%, which is well above the percentage the state wants a district to achieve.
The official colors for the district are red and white. The official nickname for the school's activities is the Redmen, and their mascot is an Indian chief.
The Rock Hill Local School District formerly consisted of four separate school districts, which were located in the towns of [[Decatur, Ohio|Decatur]], [[Hanging Rock, Ohio|Hanging Rock]], [[Kitts Hill, Ohio|Kitts Hill]], and [[Pedro, Ohio|Pedro]]. Hanging Rock, Kitts Hill, and Pedro consolidated in 1949. Consolidation went somewhat smoothly, with the new school taking something from each of the old. 'Rock' from Hanging Rock, 'Hill' from Kitt's Hill, the 'Redmen' from Pedro, as well as the location in Pedro. Decatur Township schools joined in 1965. New schools were recently built and opened in 2002.
== Administration ==
Mr. Wes Hairston is the superintendent of the Rock Hill Local School District. The Rock Hill Local School District Board of Education members include Dennis Hankins, President Lavetta Sites, Vice President; Wanda Jenkins; Paul R. Johnson, and Keith Roth. The treasurer is Thomas C. Robinson. Johnna Lunsford is the director of the child development center, Fred L. Evans is the principal of the elementary school, Steve Lambert is the principal of the high school, and Mick Hairston is the principal of the middle school. The asst. Principles of the 2008-2009 for the Elementary were Vickie Evans and Jerry Evans. Mr. Jerry Evans went to the Rock Hill Middle School for the 2009-2010 school year, For the 2010-2011 school year Mr. Jerry Evans retired, and Mr. Hopper became the asst. prinicipal at the Middle School for 2010-2011.
== Current and former buildings==
The current buildings in the district include the '''Rock Hill Child Development Center (Pre-K)''', '''Rock Hill Elementary School (K-5)''', '''Rock Hill Middle School (6-8)''', and '''[[Rock Hill Senior High School]] (9-12)'''. The Child Development Center is open to the public; however, you must pay to attend.
The former buildings include
'''Rock Hill Elementary No. 1''' - It was located in Decatur Township. It was consolidated in 2002 to form one Rock Hill Elementary School. The school served students in the Decatur and Washington Townships.
'''Rock Hill Elementary No. 2''' - It was located in Kitts Hill. It was consolidated in 2002 to form one Rock Hill Elementary School. It served students in Kitts Hill and parts of Aid, Lawrence, Perry, and Symmes Townships. The building was sold to Sugar Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Kitts Hill, and it has since been turned into a Bible College and K-8 Christian school.
'''Rock Hill Elementary No. 3''' - It was located just outside of Ironton. It was consolidated in 2002 to form one Rock Hill Elementary School. It provided for students living in the areas of Pedro and Elizabeth and Upper Townships, as well as portions of the city of Ironton. The new Rock Hill campus was based around this site, and the current renovated building houses the Child Development Center and the Board of Education administrative offices.
'''Rock Hill Elementary No. 4''' - It was located in Hanging Rock. Similar to the other buildings, it was consolidated in 2002 to form one Rock Hill Elementary School. Before consolidation, this served as both the district's site for elementary handicapped children as well as regular education for the students of Hanging Rock, portions of the city of Ironton, and Hamilton Township area. It was purchased by [[Ohio University Southern Campus]] (Ironton), and is serving as their child development center.
[[Image:OldRockHillMiddleSchoolOhioSR93.jpg|thumb|left|250px|A view of the Old Rock Hill Junior High building from Ohio State Route 93]]
'''Rock Hill Junior High School''' - It served grades 7-9 before becoming Rock Hill Middle School and also incorporating the sixth grade from the elementary schools and giving the senior high school the ninth grade. It provided education for all 7-9 students in the district.The building was purchased by [[Mended Reeds]] in 2006 and served as a juvenile correction facility. The building was then purchased by the Lawrence County (OH) Dennis J. Boll Group Home in 2009, and will serve the county's juvenile detention needs.
Rock Hill's Athletic Director is Bob Wilds.
The school has many extra curricular activities including the following: Rock Hill Little League Baseball, Rock Hill High School Junior Varsity and Varsity baseball.Rock Hill Youth Football league which includes 2-6 grade levels. The Rock Hill Hill School Varsity and Junior Varsity Football. Track and Field for middle school grades 7 and 8 and high school 9-12. The High school has junior varsity and varsity basketball teams. They also have youth basketball for the 2-6 grade levels and middle school basketball grades 7 and 8.
The School has Youth Softball leagues the leads up to Junior Varsity and Varsity softball. And Rock Hill has High School and Middle School Junior Varsity and Varsity Volleyball. The School has Basketball teams for girls in middle school and in high school. Rock Hill has a girls track team for high school and middle school. The School also has a cheer leading teams that cheer at the football and basketball games.
Rock Hill is a part of the (OVC) Ohio Valley Conference.
* [http://rockhill.org/ District Website]
* [http://www.ode.state.oh.us/ Ohio Department of Education]