Principal Welcome


My name is Todd Mitchell and I am the proud principal of Rutherford High School. I have been teaching or leading schools since 2009 when my family and I moved to Bay County. I am honored to serve as your educational leader. At RHS we seek to create a Supportive Learning Environment through our Ambitious Instruction, Effective Leadership, Collaborative Teaching, and by Involving Our Families in everything we accomplish. We serve students in grades 6 through 12 and we are committed to our mission of preparing students to be productive, inquiring citizens in an ever-changing world.


RHS offers a variety of learning pathways and we encourage academic excellence through the pursuit of Advanced Placement (AP), Dual-Enrolled (DE), and Honors Level coursework. Moreover, Rutherford is home to Bay County’s only International Baccalaureate (IB) program, which seeks to build students’ inquiry mindset and the newly minted IB Career Program, which equips students with future-ready skills and prepares them to follow their chosen career pathway. Middle and High School students may pursue training through the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC), Communications and Technology (ComTech) Academy, the Building and Construction Academy, the Manufacturing Laboratory, or our brand new state-of-the-art Welding Program. Extra and co-curricular activities include theater, choir, band, many service clubs and student organizations, and a plethora of athletic opportunities.


I encourage you to come by for a tour and see, feel, and experience what it’s like to be a RAM. Our school office staff is standing by ready to answer all your questions. Contact us today at 850-767-4500. LET'S GO RAMS!


R. Todd Mitchell, Principal



Todd Mitchell, Principal of Rutherford Middle & High School in Panama City





  Rutherford RAMS Expectations in Panama City    

Our Mission & Vision


The mission of Rutherford 6-12 School is to meet the diverse needs of all students by providing challenging, rigorous and relevant curriculum in an engaging, caring, and positive learning environment. To this end, all Rutherford staff, in cooperation with parents and community, will challenge all students to act with honesty and integrity as they develop a natural curiosity for the world around them and become productive, responsible, and accountable members of society in pursuit of excellence.




Middle School
1A/5B Period 8:15 am - 9:45 am
2A/6B Period 9:49 am - 11: 19 am
3A/7B Period 11:23 am - 1:26 pm
Lunch A 11:52 am - 12:22 pm
B 12:24 pm - 12:54 pm
C 12:56 pm - 1:26 pm
4A/4B Period 1:30 pm - 3:00pm
High School
1A/5B Period 8:15 am - 9:45 am
2A/6B Period 9:49 am - 11:20 am
Lunch 11:20 am - 11:52 am
3A/7B Period 11:56 am - 1:26 pm
4A/8B Period 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm











1000 School Avenue
Panama City, FL 32401


(850) 767-4500
(850) 872-4827

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