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Our Vision

Inspiring Excellence and Empowering Potential

Our Mission

Our mission is to enable, inspire, and empower students to achieve high academic standards, lead ethical lives, and become responsible citizens. Through a sustained commitment to education, Scott County Public Schools aspire to establish a community of respectful, cooperative, and compassionate learners.

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Current Events

Rye Cove Intermediate School has two very special events during October.  On October 23, we will be having our Haunted House Party.  On October 30, we will be celebrating our annual Heritage Days.  We are looking toward these two events with great anticipation.



October 9: Fall Pictures

Click here to see a list for school supplies.

RCI is collecting Box Tops and Printer Cartridges.

Scott County Schools are still participating in the Food City School Bucks program.  Please have the cashier scan your Value Card and register RCI to receive the school bucks.

Rye Cove History

Photograph of a woman.

Rye Cove is one of the karst areas located in Southwest Virginia. Rye Cove's geography contains caves, underground waterways, rock outcroppings and sinkholes. Rye Cove is world famous for its Natural Tunnel that lies west of Rye Cove.  Rye Cove Intermediate School Nature Center is located on the Daniel Boone Birding Trail.

Rye Cove received its name from the native prairie grasses found in the area in the 1700s.  During the period of western expansion, many travelers passed through the Rye Cove area on the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail starting in 1775.

On May 2, 1929 tragedy hit Rye Cove when a rare tornado that destroyed Rye Cove High School. Twelve students and one teacher lost their lives on this day. Many of the dead and injured were evacuated to neighboring houses and barns. One such house was the Red Cross Building (photo pictured above) which still stands today on the grounds of Rye Cove Intermediate School.  Click here to read a transcript, written by Charles Price, describing this day in history.

Information found at

158 Memorial School Lane
Duffield, VA 24244
Phone: 276-940-2322
Fax: 276-940-4161

Click to see an excellent video on the Rye Cove Cyclone.