^In 1967, the previously existing Leaksville-Spray and Draper junior highs were consolidated; in 1991, the school shifted from serving 7th-9th grades to 6th-8th grades and became a middle school
^Before 1989, Madison-Mayodan and Stoneville middle schools served the same area; in 1989, the middle and high schools there were consolidated, and when Dalton L. McMichael HS moved to its new facilities in 1991, Western Rockingham MS moved to the old Madison-Mayodan HS site
Rockingham County Schools offer driver's education to anyone 14½ or older who qualifies. The classroom and behind the wheel needs to qualify for a Learner's permit are all offered free of charge. The classes are held both during the school term, as well as limited offerings in the summer.
Communities in Schools is a non-profit organization that works with the schools to keep children focused on staying in, and doing well in school. This offers younger children the opportunity to have a mentor that helps them work through problems they are having in school and at home. All of their services are free, and many of the high school level students are encouraged to volunteer, making this an effort from the high school level all the way down to the elementary school level.
Rockingham County offers an Academically and/or Intellectually Gifted program for students. The program is designed to meet the educational needs of all gifted students in Rockingham County. The program also forces students to think critically and solve problems, while also addressing social issues that many gifted children have. Students are classified as academically gifted if they show high performance capabilities in intellectual areas. The A.I.G. program begins in elementary school and continues through middle school. Once in high school, honors classes are offered to meet the needs of the intellectually gifted children.
Thirteen elementary schools in Rockingham County have been designated as Title 1 schools. The Title 1 program is a federal program created through the No Child Left Behind Act. Schools are designated as Title 1 if they have not met their Adequate Yearly Progress goals for 2 or more years. Once a school is given Title I funding, special programs are created in order to provide necessary aid to students. Some of these programs include Thinking Maps and other graphic organizers, Balanced Literacy approach, including small group Guided Reading instruction using Leveled Books, Wilson Reading and Foundations, Math Foundations, ActivBoards, and the DPI/Rockingham County Writing Plan. Computerized programs such as Orchard, Harcourt Reading and Math, Think Link Learning and Accelerated Reader are also used.