• About RTR Public School
    RTR Public School's district office is located in Tyler. The roughly 298-square-mile school district has a student enrollment of 639. The school district maintains three school buildings. RTR Elementary School (located in Ruthton), serves 294 students in kindergarten through grade 5, RTR Middle School (located in Russell), serves 156 students in grades 6 through 8, and RTR High School (located in Tyler), serves 189 students in grades 9 through 12.

    RTR Public Schools employs 50 licensed staff, 44 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 a private, contracted company. Special education director and business management services are provided by the Southwest West Central Service Cooperative.

    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 for many years 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, 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, and Driver Education.