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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Amherst County Public Schools is an above average, public school district located in Amherst, VA. It has 4,210 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 76% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
Address
153 Washington St
Amherst, VA 24521
Telephone
(434) 946-9387
Website

Amherst County Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
76%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1140
107 responses
Average ACT
26
11 responses
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Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,210
Free or Reduced Lunch
49.6%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,290
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.5%

Finances

Total Expenses
$45,755,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,899/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    5%

Amherst County Public Schools Reviews

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What I liked about Amherst County Public Schools are the teachers and more specifically the teachers at Elon Elementary School. The teachers there were excellent and gave me a strong backbone for my education. I do not think that I would have the proper education without them. What I would change is adding another high school. Amherst County Public Schools only has one high school which can be overcrowding at times and making it difficult for some students to get to school that do not live near the school. The high school that I attend now, Amherst County High School, is also not in the best condition so it would be nice to have a new and nicer high school that does not have the problems the current one has.
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The school system in itself displays a basis for their system off of,"Every student every day." However, as being a student for over 12 years and continuing my studies I've found somewhat the opposite. It is good school academically, in the way that if you truly show you want to learn and be there the teachers will assist to the best of their abilities. It still lacks however, every student really doesn't get that opportunity, especially if you're sick or if you have physical issues, more so if a teacher just doesn't like you, discrimination to an education is real. The culture of the school does try to engage everyone though, holding pep rallies and spirit weeks, even allowing the clubs to be fully engaged in school activities to their full extent(given that the club isn't for minorities because that has been denied to them before). Overall, it's a good school to grow into and develop individuality but be prepared to have to fight for your rights.
The teachers were genuinely interested in my well being! I'm still friends with a few of them. They encouraged the students to get involved in extra curricular activities. They give the students the necessary information to succeed.