Mission Statement

We are Richland one, a leader in transforming lives through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams.

Rosewood Elementary School will prepare every student to be a successful, contributing citizen in a global society by providing an effective and high quality education. 

Vision Statement

Rosewood Elementary, in collaboration with an engaged community, is committed to ensuring each learner achieves his / her potential in a safe, caring, academically challenging and diverse learning environment that will develop productive citizens for a changing world.

Statement of Beliefs

We believe that . . .

Everyone learns.

Each person has immeasurable worth and needs to be valued.

Every person is responsible for his / her choices and actions.

Integrity governs our behavior.

People are interdependent.

Change provides opportunity for growth.

Excellence is attainable.



The Richland One community is invited to complete a survey to assist with our search for a new superintendent.

Click here to take the survey

Rosewood Rocks!

Below is Rosewood Elementary School's video submission

to the Richland One School District annual Reading Rocks.

Thank you to Mrs. McCants' class for all their hard work.


On August 31, 1964 Rosewood Elementary School was one of many schools across the state of South Carolina that opened its doors to African American students. Robert and Andrew Fruster, Eugene and Cynthia  Turnipseed, and Beverly Ann, Evelyn, and Pamela Cleveland were the first African American students to attend Rosewood Elementary School.  That day, 50 years ago, meant the end of segregation at Rosewood Elementary School and  the beginning of togetherness - everyone working and learning together.

Rosewood Elementary School Friendship Festival 2014

Congratulations to Bella Stakely for her first place win in the Visual Literacy Festival Computer Technology/Video Production Contest for her submission "Love You Forever" and to Torrance Cooper-Cabbagestalk for his second place win in the Visual Literacy Festival Puppetry Contest for his submission "Rufus."

Congratulations to
Mrs. Melissa Rainsford
Rosewood Elementary School Teacher of the Year

Upcoming Events

Monday, February 2
PTO Meeting at 7:00 p.m.
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday, February 5
SIC meeting @ 5pm
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday, February 6
Parent Orientation for Rising Kindergartners
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.Parents meet in the auditorium for an introduction to Rosewood's kindergarten program and then tour the school
Mon, Feb 9 - Fri, Mar 27
Register for Kindergarten
7:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 11
4th Grade Field Trip
Interim Reports Issued

From the Principal

Welcome to Rosewood Elementary - a neighborhood school committed
to the children of our community for eighty-nine years. As we begin
the upcoming school year, we look forward to an exciting year of
learning for all of our students. Working together, our dedicated
faculty and staff, enthusiastic students, and involved parents and
community members will continue to make Rosewood a special and
unique learning environment. Parents and the community are valuable resources to the children and faculty of Rosewood Elementary. Working together with our parents and the community, we are committed to providing our students a safe, caring, academically challenging and diverse learning environment that will develop productive citizens for a changing world. I encourage each of you to be involved in your child’s education and be a partner with us in your child’s education. Please contact us if you ever have a question or concern so that we may work together for the benefit of our students.

While each school year brings new and exciting challenges,
experiences, and expectations, we look forward to the opportunity
to teach our students and share their successes as they learn and
grow. This year we are excited about new technology opportunities for our students to include new video equipment for student broadcasts and 20 ipads. A great year is in store for us at Rosewood Elementary!