Virginia Public Schools

Virginia is the #17 largest school system in the United States, serving 1,255,551 students students across 1,943 public schools.
Minority enrollment is 47% (majority Black), which is more than the national average of 43%.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is more than the 14:1 national average.

Student by Ethnicity

(VA) School Average
American Indian
n/a
Asian
6%
Hispanic
12%
Black
25%
White
53%
Unknown
4%
Recent Public School Articles
States Fight to Teach “Ignorant” Science to Students
States Fight to Teach “Ignorant” Science to Students
Wyoming recently became the first state to reject the Next Generation Science Standards because of concern regarding lessons that teach human-caused climate change. Several other states have also taken measures to reject the standards, which has some education officials concerned about the quality of instruction students in those states will receive.
School-to-Prison Pipeline Persists Despite Local, State and National Efforts
Inadequate funding and resources for schools, harsh zero-tolerance discipline policies, police presence in public schools, and de facto segregation continue to create school environments in which poor and minority students have little chance of succeeding. The result is a continuation of the school-to-prison pipeline that has been commonplace in the American education system for decades, despite federal, state and local efforts to curb the problem.
Why You Need to Research School Districts When Buying a Home
Whether you have children or not, researching school districts is a crucial step when buying a new home.
Did You Know?
Virginia public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.64, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse school district in Virginia is Prince William County Public Schools School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Virginia or in the USA.