- 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.
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)
- 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)
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.
- 1,344 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)
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%)
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%)
- 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
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
- 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