The history of Mt. Vernon and Ruth Elementary Schools goes back to the first decade of the last century. This was the era of the “Field School,” described by the historian Clarence Griffin in “Essays on North Carolina History,” as a “Little teacher in a little school on a little hill with little equipment trying to teach little things to little children.”
Mt. Vernon Ruth is now a 450 student, $6,400,000, state of the art, K – 5 school. Pride in our rich history remains. The future awaits.