C. Hunter Ritchie School is a kindergarten through grade five public school named after a Virginia gentleman who served on the county school board for 28 years. The school was opened in 1990 We are proud to serve our 585 students who learn each day at Ritchie. We maintain a genuine interest in each child as an individual. Our instructional program guides our students to become successful, independent readers and writers, mathematicians who reason and compute accurately, historians who know and understand the past and how it shapes the future, and scientists who use investigation and inquiry to learn about the world. Technology is integrated throughout the curriculum. Student progress is continually assessed to inform instruction. Our students come from economically diverse backgrounds, ethnic diversity exists in type, but not large numbers. Ritchie School is a definite support base in the housing of active after-school programs that service many of the students attending the school. Activities available according to student interest include Lyceums, Chess Club, Battle Of The Books, and Destination Imagination. In addition, the community holds Scout meetings and various athletic events after school. Our school is a polling place and site for many community meetings.