- Address: 401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902
- Phone: 434-296-5820
- Superintendent: Matthew Haas, Ed.D.
- Region: 5
Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS) serves nearly 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.
Strategic Plan: Horizon 2020
Unleashing Each Student's Potential
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.
- Maximize opportunities for students at all levels to identify and develop personal interests.
- 15 elementary schools (PK-5)
- 5 middle schools (6-8)
- 3 high schools (9-12)
- 1 community charter school (6-12)
- 4 high school career 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 special education center designed to support the transition from school to adult life (serves students aged 18-22)
- 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)
Virginia School Quality Profiles
For every school division and school in the Commonwealth, the Virginia Department of Education provides a School Quality Profile containing information about student achievement, college and career readiness, program completion, school safety, teacher quality, and other topics of interest to parents and the general public.
- 1,342 teachers (including classroom teachers, speech pathologists, school counselors, instructional coaches, and librarians)
- 69% hold advanced degrees
- 2% are National Board Certified
- Average years of teaching experience: 14
- 1,172 classified employees (including school and department leadership, teaching assistants, bus drivers, custodians, maintenance, food service staff, office associates, human resources, and other support staff)
Student Enrollment: Fall Membership, 2020-21
- All Students: 13,532 (Grades PK-12)
- Economically Disadvantaged: 31.7% (4,287 students)
- English Learners: 10.1% (1,361 students)
- Students with Disabilities: 12.4% (1,677 students)
International Diversity of Our Student Population, 2020-21
- Countries of Origin: 95
- Home Languages Spoken: 75
Graduating Class of 2020
Students Earning an Advanced Studies Diploma
Division: 62.5% (previously 64%)
State: 51.8% (previously 51.5%)
On-Time Graduation Rate (Four-Year Cohort)
Division: 93.3%* (previously 94.4%)
State: 92.3% (previously 91.5%)
*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, reporting for on-time graduation was delayed at two of our high schools. The on-time graduation rate posted here reflects updated reporting and will not match state data.
Division: 4.6% (previously 4.1%)
State: 5.1% (previously 5.6%)
Post-Graduation Plans (Self-Reported)
- Continuing education, military, employment, or another endeavor: 13.9% (132 students)
- 2-year college: 24.8% (236 students)
- 4-year college: 61.3% (583 students)
Advanced Programs Participation, 2019-20
- Advanced Placement (AP) Test Taken: 11.94% of high school students (previously 22.94%)
- AP Course Enrollment: 37.15% of high school students (previously 37.17%)
- Dual Enrollment: 21.15% of high school students (previously 21.84%)
- Average number of meals served daily, including breakfast and lunch (Stage 3): 7,758
- School bus miles traveled daily (Stage 3): 14,109, including 2,732 for meal delivery
- Average Class Size (Source: 2020-21 Class Size Report)
- Elementary – 17.88
- Middle – 20.3
- High – 20.9
- Student-to-Computer Ratio:
- 1:1 with tablets for Grades K-2
- 1:1 with laptops for Grades 3-12
- Children served by our Families in Crisis Program, 2019-20: Approximately 300
(Note: About 100 fewer children were served in 2019-20 than in the previous school year. We attribute the reduction to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools closing in March 2020, and suspended evictions and foreclosures.)
Operating Budget (Adopted)
- 2020-2021: $193,741,120
- 2019-2020: $195,478,605
- 2018-2019: $186,800,503
Per Pupil Expenses (Adopted)
- 2020-2021: $13,609
- 2019-2020: $14,234
- 2018-2019: $13,635
- Dr. Matthew S. Haas
- Dr. Pamela R. Moran
- Dr. Kevin C. Castner
- Dr. Robert W. Paskel
- Dr. N. Andrew Overstreet
- Carlos Gutierrez
- Dr. Clarence S. McClure
- Leslie H. Walton
- Paul H. Cale
- Claude Graham
- A. L. Bennett
- A. F. Robertson
- A. L. Bennett
- Howard N. McManaway
- Joseph W. Everett
- P. W. Nelson
- Isaac R. Barksdale
- Davis P. Powers
- L. A. Michie
- Davis P. Powers