About Rutherford Elementary
Sam Rutherford Elementary opened in 1965 and was rebuilt in 2018. The school was named after Sam Rutherford, who not only served the community as a school trustee, but also as the Mayor of Mesquite and as the city's fire chief. He is known to his family and the students of Rutherford Elementary as Papa Sam.
Rutherford is "Where the Best Begins" and has approximately 700 students. The school is nestled in the middle of the neighborhood, located next to the Mesquite Parks and Recreation Center.
The school is proud to be part of the Mesquite High School feeder pattern. Go Skeeters!
Our Feeder Pattern
Dr. Holly Grubbs is the principal of Rutherford Elementary and has served the Mesquite ISD community as a teacher and campus administrator for over 20 years.
She is a graduate of Mesquite ISD and continued her education with a bachelor’s degree from Abilene Christian University, a master’s degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce, and a doctorate from Southern Methodist University.
Dr. Grubbs believes, “We each have the opportunity to influence others, so as we move forward, let us impact the hearts of people, inspire hope for tomorrow, and ignite a desire of service to those who cross our path.”
1100 Rutherford Dr
Mesquite, TX 75149
Elementary School Day
7:55 a.m. – 3:05 p.m.
Elementary Early Release
3-year-old Pre-K Morning Session
7:45 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.
3-year-old Pre-K Afternoon Session
11:55 a.m. – 3:05 p.m.
4-year-old Full Day Pre-K
7:55 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.