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. 

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 community is invited to tour the halls of Rosewood Elementary School, located at 3300 Rosewood Drive, on December 5th from 1 to 5 p.m. as we celebrate ninety years of educating children.  Rosewood Elementary Chorus and Orchestra students will perform throughout the afternoon, and the halls will be decorated with ninety years of school memorabilia.  Our school will also be participating in the Shandon, Hollywood – Rose Hill Homes for the Holidays Tour that afternoon. 


“Thanks to a new federal program, The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), all Richland One students will be able to eat breakfast, lunch, supper and snacks at no charge!  Parents, no application is required and no money is needed to purchase these meals.  Please contact Student Nutrition Services at 803-231-6953 or the cafeteria for more information.”

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.

Congratulations to
Ms. Ana Hernandez
Rosewood Elementary School Teacher of the Year

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.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 15
Winter Concert
Mon, Dec 21 - Fri, Jan 1
Winter Break
Tuesday, January 5
SIC Meeting at 6pm in library
Tuesday, January 12
Parent Digital Learning Environment (DLE) Parent Orientation 
from 5pm-7pm in the cafeteria.

Each session is 1 hour long based on grade level
5pm-6pm 3rd grade and 1/2 half of 4th grade
6pm-7pm 1/2 of 4th grade and 5th grade
Thursday, January 14
Early Release - Noon Dismissal

From the Principal

Welcome to Rosewood Elementary - a neighborhood school committed
to the children of our community for nintey 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 document cameras and webcams for each classroom. As part of our district's digital learning initiative, all of our third, fourth, and fifth grade students will be issued laptops. A great year is in store for us at Rosewood Elementary!