The school known as Ralph Witters Elementary was first built as Springview School in 1952. At that time, Ralph Witters was the 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 fourth grade.
8:1 student/teacher ratio
RWE Covid-19 Temporary School Closure
RWE Drop Off Schedule and Areas
Below you’ll see a chart of the morning cohort rotations for RWE students. RWE staff will continue to be outside each morning helping direct students to their designated locations. Please contact the RWE office with any questions you may have!
RWE Reopening Plans Parents Letter
RWE Reopening Plans Tier 1
My journey has since led me to become the principal of Ralph Witters Elementary School. The staff, students, and parents at our school are exceptional. Everyone involved puts students first. We are very proud of our students and their accomplishments and we will continue to set goals with high expectations for student learning.
My husband Brandon and I have a preschool son. Someday we look forward to our own son learning from the outstanding educators at Hot Springs County School District.
At Ralph Witters Elementary we believe it is everyone’s responsibility to empower children with the creative, intellectual, and decision-making skills necessary for them to become academically, socially, physically, and emotionally successful and responsible. With that in mind, parents are invited to be active participants in our school. Whether you are a classroom volunteer, a member of the PTO, you participate in special events, or you are a member of our site council, you are encouraged to be involved! Research on schools clearly demonstrates that parent participation in their child’s school coincides with a greater likelihood of academic success for their child.
My door is always open for questions you may have and I look forward to working with all of you!