Ralph Witters Elementary

RWE1aThe school known as Ralph Witters Elementary was first built as Springview School in 1952. At that time, Ralph Witters was principal of another Thermopolis elementary building, Hill School. He had begun as principal of Hill School in 1946 and would continue in this role for more than 30 years, retiring in 1978.

By 1994, growing student enrollment moved the fourth and fifth grade students to Lucerne Intermediate School, just north of Thermopolis. Construction on another addition to Ralph Witters began in 2006 and was completed for the 2007-08 school year. With the newly expanded building, the fourth and fifth graders returned to the building, bringing Ralph Witters back to its original purpose as a school for all students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

226 students
9.3:1 student/teacher ratio




Principal’s Message

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    Debbie Brown

    Welcome to Ralph Witters Elementary Website.  It is my honor to be the principal at RWE and to work with amazing students, families and extraordinarily talented staff.  All of our teachers are highly qualified and provide each student with an individualized and stellar education.

    It has been said that it “takes a village” to help a student to become a successful, productive adult.  At RWE we take that partnership seriously and work together for the goal of “success for all, one student at a time”.

    If you are new to, or just learning about our school and town I encourage you to come by and visit.  You will find a welcoming environment with well-organized, purposeful classrooms.   RWE staff works together in collaborative teams to meet our goal of 100% growth for each student.

    Our community is tremendously supportive of our students and staff.  They volunteer their time, purchase our pies, collect box tops and celebrate our students learning by attending celebration assemblies and performances. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Ralph Witters Elementary School.

    Learning is fun at RWE – Please come to join the fun!

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