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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Stafford County Public Schools is an above average, public school district located in Stafford, VA. It has 29,270 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 76% of students are at least proficient in math and 81% in reading.
31 Stafford Avenue
Stafford, VA 22554
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
81%
Percent Proficient - Math
76%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1160
2,228 responses
Average ACT
27
355 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
29,270
Free or Reduced Lunch
27.6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,068
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.5%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$11,141/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    65%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$106,773
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,543
National
$949
Median Home Value
$334,600
National
$184,700

Stafford County Public Schools Reviews

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After moving to Stafford County before I started middle school, the county always provides breakfasts and activities for new or transferred students which is nice of them. The education I have received at Rodney Thompson middle school was very good, teachers were supportive and encouraging during SOL times. I go to North Stafford high school now and the teachers are even more friendly and supportive especially during my senior year. Things I would change would be mostly concerning the schools sources for all of Stafford County Public Schools. Some schools have better resources while others might struggle or not have the same opportunity/resources available to them. Overall, Stafford County Public Schools have been great through both my middle and high school years and hopefully will help me receive scholarships for my next big step in college!
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The schools are safe and there are dedicated, professional and caring staff and teachers.
A few things could improve such as working on retaining teachers. Many teachers stay for a short period of time and then move on to Prince William County or Fairfax County because the pay is better. Teachers need to be compensated properly especially for a county that is wealthier than many other counties. Unfortunately, money is not being spent in the school system and the teacher salary remains very very low. Students should be able to get a letter of recommendation from a teacher they had a few years back. Another issue is that there should be more transportation available for after school activities similar to what Prince William County has. Students have more opportunities to join clubs and sports when transportation is available.
Finally, the Cafeteria choices are limited and not considerate of the minority student diet.
Stafford County Public Schools (SCPS) is a very good school system. They have great academics with a lot of student body diversity. They do a great job at preparing students for college and post high school education. SCPS provides many after school activities and has a wide variety of sports, and provides a safe environment. However, some problems that SCPS faces include being able to retain teachers and they cafeteria food quality needs some improvement. Many teachers feel they are underpaid, thus causing them to take teaching jobs in other counties that offer a better salary. Another problem faced by SCPS is that they are lacking bus drivers, which makes it hard on students and leads to longer bus rides for almost every student. Other than a few minor problems, I'd say SCPS is a all around great school system with a great learning environment.