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General 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 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: Learning for All

Vision

Our learners are engaged in authentic, challenging, and relevant learning experiences, becoming lifelong contributors and leaders in our dynamic and diverse society.

Mission

Working together as a team, we will end the predictive value of race, class, gender, and special capacities for our children’s success through high quality teaching and learning for all. We seek to build relationships with families and communities to ensure that every student succeeds. We will know every student

Values
  1. Equity
  2. Excellence
  3. Family and Community
  4. Wellness
Goals
  1. Thriving Students
  2. Affirming and Empowering Communities
  3. Equitable, Transformative Resources

Strategic Plan

Schools

  • 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)

Our Schools | School Fact Sheets

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.

Albemarle County Public Schools Quality Profile

Employees, 2020-21

  • 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)

Albemarle County Public Schools Quality Profile: Enrollment

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.

Dropout Rate

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%)

Data Spotlight

  • 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.)

Budget Snapshot

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

Fiscal Services

Administration

Dr. Matthew Haas

Dr. Matthew S. Haas
Superintendent of Schools

 

Debora Collins

Debora Collins
Deputy Superintendent
 

Dr. Clare Keiser

Dr. Clare Keiser
Assistant Superintendent for Organizational Development and Human Resource Leadership
 

Dr. Bernard Hairston

Dr. Bernard Hairston
Assistant Superintendent for School Community Empowerment
 

Rosalyn Schmitt

Rosalyn Schmitt
Chief Operating Officer
 

Dr. Patrick McLaughlin

Dr. Patrick McLaughlin
Chief of Strategic Planning
 

Dr. Christine Diggs

Dr. Christine Diggs
Chief Technology Officer
 

Ross Holden

Ross Holden
School Board Attorney
 

Superintendent History

  • Dr. ​Matthew S. Haas
    2018-Present
  • Dr. ​Pamela R. Moran
    2006-2018
  • Dr. Kevin C. Castner
    1995-2005
  • Dr. Robert W. Paskel
    1991-1994
  • Dr. N. Andrew Overstreet
    1985-1990
  • Carlos Gutierrez
    1981-1985
  • Dr. Clarence S. McClure
    1970-1981
  • Leslie H. Walton
    1969-1970
  • Paul H. Cale
    1947-1969
  • Claude Graham
    1937-1946
  • A. L. Bennett
    1926-1937
  • A. F. Robertson
    1925-1926
  • A. L. Bennett
    1919-1925
  • Howard N. McManaway
    1913-1918
  • Joseph W. Everett
    1905-1913
  • P. W. Nelson
    1897-1904
  • ​​Isaac R. Barksdale
    1893-1897
  • Davis P. Powers
    1886-1893
  • L. A. Michie
    1881-1885
  • Davis P. Powers
    1870-1880