Welcome from our Principal


     As a native of Rabun County and a member of the Wildcat Nation, I would like to welcome you to the best elementary school in the state of Georgia- Rabun County Elementary.  Nestled in the Northeast Georgia mountains and equipped with the best faculty and staff possible, our school offers every student academic advantages that are second to none.  We are extremely proud of our heritage and are very excited at the possibilities that the future holds.  With strong community support, and the vision of our local superintendent and the Rabun County Board of Education members, we will continue to grow and provide foundations for some of the brightest minds in the world.

     Rabun County is not just a place.  It becomes a part of who you are. We have a distinct legacy that is passed down from generation to generation, regardless of where the students live after graduation or what career paths they seek.  My wife, Kelli, and our children, Chesney, Cooper, and Capi, are honored to be a part of and serve this great community.  As a father, I want what's best for my children, and I am confident that you want the same for yours.  It is without hesitation that I can assure you that RCES can provide a well-rounded education for every student, and that we will not be stagnant in our endeavors. Come- be a part of our RCES family where we will WORK HARD, PLAY HARD, and BE RELENTLESS.

                                                                                                                                                                         ~ Jonathan Welch


Our Assistant Principals


  • Lindsey Hodnett, Jaimie Crane




Our Office Staff

Paige Wheeler-Bookkeeper

Starla Shriver-Receptionist

Audrey Brown-Data Clerk