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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Albemarle County Public Schools is a top rated, public school district located in Charlottesville, VA. It has 13,767 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 79% in reading.
About Albemarle County Public Schools...
Address
401 Mcintire Road
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Telephone
(434) 296-5826

Albemarle County Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
79%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1240
749 responses
Average ACT
29
125 responses
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Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
13,767
Free or Reduced Lunch
28.2%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,135
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.1%

Finances

Total Expenses
$179,075,000
Expenses Per Student
$13,347/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    2%

Albemarle County Public Schools Reviews

39 reviews
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Albemarle County Schools are great, mostly because of its teachers. All through both of my child’s school careers, the teachers were able to do so
much with very little in terms of resources and support. Administrators lack support from the county level. The arts thrive at the high school level, despite the fact that there is no importance placed on them at the lower levels. Emphasis is on college prep. More attention is being brought to workforce prep and entering the military. Teachers receive no formal feedback from students.
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I've been apart of the county school system since my family moved to Charlottesville in 2005. For the most part, every single teacher that I've had has encouraged me to learn and grow, which made me the person I am today. I have learned many valuable skills that I will be able to carry with me for the rest of my life. At my high school, we have immigrants from all over the world. As a student that works as a tutor, I have worked with English language learners and recently discovered that students that move to the US are required to take standardized tests after one year of residency. I do not agree with this policy because students cannot become fluent in English only after one year. It takes at least five years to become truly fluent in a language. Our school system also encourages getting help for mental illnesses through many special programs offered at the schools.
I entered the Albemarle public school system since I was in middle school and now I am a Junior in high school getting ready for my senior year. I have been involved with sports, clubs and community activities all that were facilitated by the public school system. They have many resources for students and I have had lots of resources to ensure that I am college ready. I would highly recommend this school system as it is diverse and forward thinking with an emphasis on health and education.