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About Rolfe Middle School
Serving a student body of approximately 1000 students, Rolfe has strong academic curricula, including a number of programs which meet special intellectual, social and emotional needs. There is a strong athletic program with the team name of “Indians”. School colors are maroon and silver. Rolfe is home to award winning band, chorus, strings, and art classes, as well as technology, family and consumer sciences, and foreign languages.
John Rolfe Middle School is located in historic Varina, several miles southeast of downtown Richmond, Virginia. Containing grades six through eight, it opened in the fall of 1979. The school is named for the man, John Rolfe, who married the Indian Princess, Pocahontas.
He also discovered a method of curing tobacco that made it popular in England and the “money crop” of Virginia. Tobacco became the crop that brought economic stability to Virginia, and thus permanence to the future nation.
John Rolfe Middle School today is at the heart of the Varina district, serving a growing community that goes stretches from the James River to the eastern edge of the city. Rolfe has been a fully accredited school since 2009 and was the only middle school in HCPS to be recognized as making adequate yearly progress in 2010. Our “Rolfe family” consists of our students, parents, and staff of nearly 100 full time teachers, administrators, custodial, and support staff.