VRE is located in a rural community 45 minutes from metropolitan Atlanta, Villa Rica Elementary School, a Title I school with 71% of students receiving free or reduced lunch, is one of four public elementary schools in the Villa Rica Cluster of the Carroll County School System. Villa Rica Elementary School serves approximately 452 students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade with 33 full-time, highly qualified teachers on staff. Other certified support staff includes one counselor, one media specialist and one instructional coach. Additional teachers are shared between schools in the Villa Rica Cluster. Principal, Mrs. Alison Lyle, begins her first year at Villa Rica Elementary and works with one Assistant Principal, Beth Little who is in her second year of service. Several classified positions also provide support, including paraprofessional, clerical, technical, health care, safety, and food service. Custodial services are provided by an independent company.
In serving this community, Villa Rica Elementary has experienced numerous changes and challenges over the past years. To meet the goal of becoming a 21st century school, the use of technology has increased yearly with the acquisition of interactive boards in all classrooms as well as class sets of tablets and Chromebooks. Another change that has presented a challenge is the implementation of the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS) and College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI) with its renewed emphasis on literacy and its demands for increased rigor.
Villa Rica Elementary encourages the input of parents and family members to establish an equal partnership for the common goal of improving student achievement and providing premier experiences.