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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Albemarle County Public Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Charlottesville, VA. It has 13,994 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 68% of students are at least proficient in math and 79% in reading.

Albemarle County Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
79%
Percent Proficient - Math
68%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1250
1,110 responses
Average ACT
29
208 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
13,994
Free or Reduced Lunch
28.6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,314
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.1%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$14,920/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$58,933
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,118
National
$949
Median Home Value
$283,800
National
$184,700

Albemarle County Public Schools Reviews

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I came to ACPS, specifically Monticello High School in my 10th grade year and I couldn’t be happier! Now a graduating senior, I was encouraged to follow my dreams of acting by my incredible teachers and counselors. I’ve been able to be involved in many clubs, and be the president of a few, and I’ve been a lead every year in our musical. This school truly has been the most welcoming, diverse, and caring community I’ve ever been in.
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I went to Albemarle County Public Schools from kindergarten all the way through senior year of high school and I enjoyed my experience. They have quality education that prepares students for both college and the “real world.” What made my experience as a student within the Albemarle County school system extra special were the teachers who We’re passionate about what they did and actually cared about helping the students succeed. These public schools also cared about fine arts, sports, and extracurriculars so that all students could explore/find their passion.
it's generally good, but the building is not great. The administration is always trying new things, which is pretty hit or miss- sometimes a much more effective schedule, sometimes making chaotic "garage" classrooms with 60 kids and two teachers. This usually ends with one teacher teaching, and the other doing nothing. but there are some great communities, and innovations. for instance, the peer tutoring center is wonderful!