Top 5 Best Amherst Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 5 public schools serving 2,328 students in Amherst, VA. Amherst has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Virginia.
The top ranked public schools in Amherst, VA are Temperance Elementary School, Amherst Elementary School and Amherst County High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Amherst, VA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 83% (versus the Virginia public school average of 82%), and reading proficiency score of 81% (versus the 78% statewide average). Schools in Amherst have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Virginia public schools.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Virginia public school average of 54% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Best Amherst, VA Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Temperance Elementary School
Math: ≥90% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1981 Lowesville Rd
Amherst, VA 24521
(434) 946-2811
Grades: PK-5
| 109 students
Rank: #22.
Amherst Elementary School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
156 Davis St
Amherst, VA 24521
(434) 946-9704
Grades: PK-5
| 261 students
Rank: #33.
Amherst County High School
Math: 85% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
139 Lancer Lane
Amherst, VA 24521
(434) 946-2898
Grades: 9-12
| 1,195 students
Rank: #44.
Amherst Middle School
Math: 81% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
165 Gordons Fairground Rd
Amherst, VA 24521
(434) 946-0691
Grades: 6-8
| 408 students
Rank: #55.
Central Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
575 Union Hill Rd
Amherst, VA 24521
(434) 946-9700
Grades: PK-5
| 355 students

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