• About RTR Public School
    The RTR Public School District is roughly 298-square-miles located in southwest Minnesota.  The current student enrollment in September of 2023 is 700 students.  RTR Public School employs 52 licensed staff, 45 non-licensed staff, two principals, a dean of students, and a full-time superintendent. The school district operates its own food service program. The school district's transportation service program is run by Tyler Bus Service, a private contracted company. Special education director and business management services are provided by the Southwest West Central Service Cooperative.

    The school district passed a facility bond election on February 12, 2019 and built a PreK-12 new school which opened in September of 2021.

  • School District Points of Pride

    • Dedicated Teachers & Staff
    • Strong Community/Parental Support
    • Excellent Financial Position
    • Past National Blue Ribbon Award - Elementary
    • Positive Relationship with Staff
    • Extracurricular Activity Participation

    About the Community
    RTR Public School District is in southwestern Minnesota. The area economy is fueled by farming and agribusiness. RTR is composed of communities of Russell, Tyler, and Ruthton. The three communities have been working cooperatively since the fall of 1987, and consolidated in 2006.

    Mission Statement
    Educational excellence, enhanced student achievement, fiscal stability, and life-long learning are the four pillars of the RTR School. We are a community dedicated to providing a safe, friendly environment challenging students to be productive citizens in an ever-changing world.

    Activities and Athletics
    Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cheerleading, Track, Golf, Softball, Baseball, Gymnastics, One Act Plays, Spring Play, Middle School Theater, Speech, Band, Choir, Drumline, Shooting Sports, FCCLA, FFA, Honor Society, Student Council, Knowledge Bowl, and Driver Education.

    School District Report Card