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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Charlottesville City Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Charlottesville, VA. It has 4,559 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 68% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.

Charlottesville City Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
68%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1210
260 responses
Average ACT
28
69 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,559
Free or Reduced Lunch
53.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,659
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.2%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$17,815/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • 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

Charlottesville City Schools Reviews

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The teachers are great! Everyone wants to see others achieve their goal. They push us very hard to do work and will be behind us every step of the way. I believe that going to a Charlottesville City School my entire life, I can say I am very satisfied with my decision to have chosen this school. It exceeded my expectations. The school district school has very friendly, helpful teachers for the most part and the academics are challenging yet encourage deep thinking. Academics are no joke but the work is manageable. The school gives you very many important resources and guides you every step along the way while still encouraging independence.
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Although I have only been enrolled in Charlottesville City Schools, in particular, Charlottesville High School, for four years, I have come to love my school. The constant support of my teachers and the diversity of our student body is truly inspiring. I have greatly enjoyed the time I have spent standing in the bleachers at football, basketball, soccer, and lacrosse games cheering for my classmates and best friends. There is a sense of community that CHS fosters that I feel is extremely unique. Of course, as with any school, CHS has its faults. I feel our administration often handles situations in ways that are not in the best interest of students, but rather of themselves and I often feel kept out of the loop when it comes to my own safety. However, my love for my classmates and teachers is undeniable and I am proud to call myself a Black Knight.
I enjoy being a participant in the athletic programs. I also like the teachers, staff, counseling department, and resources that the schools offers. I have had all positive experiences in the CHS's choir. I also like the diversity of the student body. If I had a chance to change one thing I would change and improve the rules and disciplinary actions for students who skip class, with an end goal of improving attendance.