Our Division

General Information

  • Address: 401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • Phone: 434-296-5820
  • Superintendent: Dr. Matthew S. Haas
  • Region: 5
  • Virginia School Quality Profile: Albemarle County Public Schools

Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS) serves nearly 14,000 students in preschool through 12th grade 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.

Learn more about the County of Albemarle »

Strategic Plan: Learning for All

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

Learn more about our 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)

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Virginia School Quality Profile

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.

View the Quality Profile for Albemarle County Public Schools »

Our Employees

(Source: 2021-22 Human Resources Annual Report)

2,640 total employees, including:

  • 1,378 teachers
    (classroom teachers, speech pathologists, school counselors, instructional coaches, and librarians)
  • 131 administrators
    (principals, assistant and associate principals, and central office and other leadership personnel)
  • 1,131 classified staff
    (all non-teacher and non-administrative positions, such as teaching assistants, bus drivers, custodians, maintenance and food service staff, office associates, human resources staff, and other support staff)
Our Teachers
  • 70% hold advanced degrees
  • 2% are National Board Certified
  • Average years of teaching experience: 14

Our Students

Student Enrollment: Fall Membership, 2021-22
  • Total Students, PK-12: 13,749
  • Students with Disabilities: 12.4% (1,705 students)
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 27.6% (3,783 students)
  • English Learners: 10.2% (1,397 students)
International Diversity of Our Student Population

(as of August 31, 2022)

  • Countries of Origin: 96
  • Home Languages Spoken: 73
Participation in Advanced Programs
  2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
Advanced Placement (AP) Test Taken 11.94% 10.09% 24.75%
AP Course Enrollment 37.15% 39.87% 35.33%
Dual Enrollment 21.15% 22.76% 21.76%


Our Graduates: Class of 2022

  Division State
Students Earning Advanced Diplomas 64.5% 52.9%
Four-Year Virginia On-Time Graduation Rate 94.3% 92.1%
Dropout Rate 3.9% 5.2%

Plans After Graduation (Self-Reported)
  # of Graduates % of Graduates
Employment 125 12.2%
Military 11 1.1%
Career Education (e.g., Adult Education Classes, Certificate Program) 25 2.4%
2-Year College 244 23.7%
4-Year College 597 58.1%
Another Endeavor (e.g., Apprenticeship, College Prep, Gap Year, Undecided) 26 2.5%


Data Spotlight

  • Average number of meals served daily: 4,000 breakfasts and 8,400 lunches
  • School bus miles traveled daily: 10,158
  • Average Class Size (Source: 2021-22 Class Size Report)
    • Elementary – 17.5
    • Middle – 19.2
    • High – 20.1
  • 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 (Homeless) Program, 2021-22: 239 (including 194 K-12 ACPS students)

Budget Snapshot

Operating Budget (Adopted)
  • 2022-23: $246,458,034
  • 2021-22: $211,246,077
  • 2020-21: $193,741,120
Per Pupil Expenses (Adopted)
  • 2022-23: $18,058
  • 2021-22: $15,040
  • 2020-21: $13,609

Learn more about our budget »

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Superintendent's Cabinet

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

Daphne Keiser

Dr. Daphne Keiser
Assistant Superintendent for School Community Engagement

Dr. Patrick McLaughlin

Dr. Patrick McLaughlin
Assistant Superintendent for Strategic Planning

Rosalyn Schmitt

Rosalyn Schmitt
Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Christine Diggs

Dr. Christine Diggs
Chief Technology Officer

Phil Giaramita

Phil Giaramita
Public Affairs and Strategic Communications 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