Fact Sheet - Albemarle County Public Schools
Unleashing Each Student's Potential
General School Division Information
- Address: 401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902
- Phone: 434-296-5820
- Superintendent: Matthew Haas, Ed.D.
- Region: 5
Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS) serves approximately 14,000 students in preschool through grade 12 in Albemarle County, Virginia, the sixth largest county by area in the Commonwealth of Virginia. A diverse locality of 726 square miles in the heart of Central Virginia, Albemarle County is a blend of primarily rural, but also suburban and urban settings.
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Strategic Plan: Horizon 2020
The core purpose of Albemarle County Public Schools is to establish a community of learners and learning, through relationships, relevance and rigor, one student at a time.
All learners believe in their power to embrace learning, to excel, and to own their future.
Excellence • Young People • Community • Respect
All Albemarle County Public Schools students will graduate having actively mastered the lifelong-learning skills they need to succeed as 21st century learners, workers and citizens.
- We will engage every student.
- We will implement balanced assessments.
- We will improve opportunity and achievement.
- We will create and expand partnerships.
- We will optimize resources.
- Create a culture of high expectations for all.
- Identify and remove practices that perpetuate the achievement gap.
- Ensure that students identify and develop personal interests.
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- 15 elementary schools (PK-5)
- 6 middle schools, including 1 charter middle school (6-8)
- 4 high schools, including 1 charter high school (9-12)
- 3 science and technology academies (9-12)
- 1 high school center specializing in project-based learning (9-12)
- 1 education center specializing in short-term intervention (6-12)
- 1 regional technical education center (9-12)
- 1 regional center serving special education students (K-12)
- 1 regional center serving students with emotional disabilities (K-12)
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- 1,315 teachers (including classroom teachers, speech pathologists, school counselors, instructional coaches, and librarians)
- 64% hold advanced degrees
- 2% are National Board Certified
- Average years of teaching experience: 14
- 1,258 classified employees (including school and department leadership, teaching assistants, bus drivers, custodians, maintenance, food service staff, office associates, human resources, and other support staff)
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Student Enrollment: Fall Membership by Subgroup
|Students with Disabilities||11.4%||11.9%||12.5%|
International Diversity of Our Student Population
- Countries of Origin: 89
- Home Languages Spoken: 74
College & Career Readiness: Class of 2018
|On-Time Graduation Rate||92.7%||91.6%|
|Students Earning an Advanced Studies Diploma||63.4%||52.0%|
|Graduates Earning a Passing Score (3, 4 or 5) on at least one Advanced Placement (AP) Exam||43.0%||28.5%|
Our graduates received 1,078 acceptances from 204 colleges and universities, including 146 acceptances from 15 of the top 25 national universities, according to rankings by
U.S. News & World Report.
Of our 1,080* graduates:
- 617 (57.13%) reported plans to attend a 4-year college.
- 255 (23.61%) reported plans to attend a 2-year college.
- 198 (18.33%) reported alternate plans, including other continuing education, military, employment, or something else.
- 10 (0.93%) did not report.
*Including 1,048 on-time graduates and 32 recipients of a special diploma, GED, ISAEP, or certificate of completion.
- Average number of meals served daily, including breakfast and lunch: 8,000
- School bus miles traveled daily: 14,384
- Average Class Size:
- Elementary – 19.4
- Middle – 22.1
- High – 20.6
- Student-to-Computer Ratio:
- 1:1 for grades 3-12
- 3:2 for grades K-2
- Children served by our Families in Crisis Program in 2017-18: Approximately 457 (including 255 ACPS students and 202 other children, including siblings of ACPS students who are preschoolers or dropouts and students living in Albemarle County who attend adjoining school systems)
School Division Quality Profile
For every school division and school in the Commonwealth, the Virginia Department of Education’s
School Quality Profiles provide detailed information about accreditation, assessments, enrollment, college and career readiness, finance, learning climate, teacher quality, and other topics of interest to parents and the general public.
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- FY 18-19 (Adopted): $186,800,503
- FY 17-18 (Adopted): $180,486,940
- FY 16-17 (Actual): $171,085,922
Per Pupil Expenses
- FY 18-19 (Adopted): $13,635.07
- FY 17-18 (Adopted): $13,418.11
- FY 16-17 (Actual): $12,760.94
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