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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 more than 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

Unleashing Each Student's Potential

Mission

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.

Vision

All learners believe in their power to embrace learning, to excel, and to own their future.

Core Values

Excellence • Young People • Community • Respect

Student-Centered Goal

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.

Objectives

  1. We will engage every student.
  2. We will implement balanced assessments.
  3. We will improve opportunity and achievement.
  4. We will create and expand partnerships.
  5. We will optimize resources.

Strategic Priorities

  • 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.

Strategic Planning

Schools

  • 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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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, 2019-20

  • 1,344 teachers (including classroom teachers, speech pathologists, school counselors, instructional coaches, and librarians)
    • 66% hold advanced degrees
    • 2% are National Board Certified
    • Average years of teaching experience: 14
  • 1,303 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, 2019-20

  • All Students: 14,435 (Grades PK-12)
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 29.4% (4,247 students)
  • English Learners: 10.0% (1,448 students)
  • Students with Disabilities: 12.8% (1,854 students)

Albemarle County Public Schools Quality Profile: Enrollment

International Diversity of Our Student Population, 2019-20

  • Countries of Origin: 96
  • Home Languages Spoken: 81

Graduating Class of 2019

Students Earning an Advanced Studies Diploma

Division: 64% (previously 63.4%)
State: 51.5% (previously 52%)

On-Time Graduation Rate (Four-Year Cohort)

Division: 94.4% (previously 92.7%)
State: 91.5% (previously 91.6%)
Nation: 85%

Dropout Rate

Division: 4.1% (previously 5%)
State: 5.6% (previously 5.5%)

Post-Graduation Plans (Self-Reported)

  • Continuing education, military, employment, or another endeavor: 16% (162 students)
  • 2-year college: 24% (253 students)
  • 4-year college: 58% (601 students)

Our 2019 graduates plan to attend 119 colleges and universities, including 8 of the Top 10 national universities, according to rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

Advanced Programs Participation, 2018-19

  • Advanced Placement (AP) Test Taken: 22.94% of high school students (previously 26.09%)
  • AP Course Enrollment: 37.17% of high school students (previously 33.85%)
  • Dual Enrollment: 21.84% of high school students (previously 20.16%)

Data Spotlight

  • Average number of meals served daily, including breakfast and lunch: 8,000
  • School bus miles traveled daily: 14,384
  • Average Class Size, 2019-20:
    • Elementary – 19.6
    • Middle – 21.5
    • High – 21.6
  • Student-to-Computer Ratio, 2019-20:
    • 1:1 for grades 2-12
    • 2:1 for grades K-1
  • Children served by our Families in Crisis Program, 2018-19: Approximately 400

Budget Snapshot

Operating Budget (Adopted)

  • 2019-20: $195,478,605
  • 2018-19: $186,800,503
  • 2017-18: $180,486,940

Per Pupil Expenses (Adopted)

  • 2019-20: $14,234
  • 2018-19: $13,635.07
  • 2017-18: $13,418.11

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