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D+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    D-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Petersburg City Public Schools is a public school district located in Petersburg, VA. It has 4,275 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 61% in reading.
About Petersburg City Public Schools...
Address
255 South Boulevard East
Petersburg, VA 23805
Telephone
(804) 732-0510
Website

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
74%
Average SAT
880
80 responses
Average ACT
17
5 responses

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,275
Free or Reduced Lunch
98.1%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,499
Teachers in First/Second Year
36.5%

Finances

Total Expenses
$50,419,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,669/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    54%
  • Support Services
    42%
  • Other
    5%

Petersburg City Public Schools Reviews

24 reviews
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I am reviewing my school district since the actual school I go to is not listed by Niche as an option in this survey (Appomattox Regional Governor's School). I am sad to say my experience in my home district's schools were unpleasant, to say the least. I endured years of torment from students until I went into ARGS for my freshman year of high school. The Petersburg City School system is how you expect most schools in an urban environment plagued by poverty to be, unpleasant students unwilling to learn or pay attention, being more concerned about who has the best shoes or whose dating who. However, most of the teachers seem to be trying their best to provide for their students, while others just pass them along so they can get their paycheque and go home. I'm not going to lie and sugarcoat the experience.
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Horrible! No teachers, food is terrible and the environment is not safe. Teachers and principals never take notice to anything and there is always a problem with everything
The world is constantly changing. I would like for the students to have more opportunities for career exploration. Also, there is a great need for the use of technology. Students need to be accessible technology to compete in a global society.