Amherst County School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 9 public schools serving 4,048 students in Amherst County School District. This district's average testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in Virginia.
Public Schools in Amherst County School District have an average math proficiency score of 82% (versus the Virginia public school average of 82%), and reading proficiency score of 78% (versus the 78% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Amherst County School District are Temperance Elementary School, Amherst Elementary School and Elon Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Amherst County School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Virginia.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Virginia public school average of 51% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Amherst County School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Virginia for:

Category
Attribute
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Amherst County School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (VA)
# Schools
9 Schools
2,121 Schools
# Students
4,048 Students
1,290,608 Students
# Teachers
303 Teachers
85,953 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

District Rank

Amherst County School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 135 school districts in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 82% has decreased from 84% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (VA)
Overall District Rank
#63 out of 135 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Amherst County   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
82%
82%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Amherst County   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of VA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
78%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Amherst County   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of VA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
82%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Amherst County   School District and public school graduation rate of VA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.50
0.68
# American Indian Students
33 Students
3,484 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
n/a
# Asian Students
19 Students
90,285 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
7%
# Hispanic Students
143 Students
202,972 Students
% Hispanic Students
4%
16%
# Black Students
831 Students
288,916 Students
% Black Students
21%
22%
# White Students
2,732 Students
631,420 Students
% White Students
67%
49%
# Hawaiian Students
2 Students
2,044 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
288 Students
71,487 Students
% of Two or more races Students
7%
6%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
124
33,581
# Students in K Grade:
307
90,873
# Students in 1st Grade:
266
94,190
# Students in 2nd Grade:
298
94,056
# Students in 3rd Grade:
290
96,830
# Students in 4th Grade:
333
99,179
# Students in 5th Grade:
334
99,433
# Students in 6th Grade:
329
97,617
# Students in 7th Grade:
307
96,633
# Students in 8th Grade:
277
96,881
# Students in 9th Grade:
299
103,902
# Students in 10th Grade:
299
99,508
# Students in 11th Grade:
274
94,828
# Students in 12th Grade:
311
93,097
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $11,816 in this school district is less than the state median of $12,340. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,739 is less than the state median of $12,303. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (VA)
Total Revenue
$48 MM
$46 MM
This chart display total revenue of Amherst County   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in VA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$48 MM
$46 MM
This chart display total spending of Amherst County   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in VA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$11,816
$12,340
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Amherst County   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in VA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$11,739
$12,303
This chart display average spending per public school student in Amherst County   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in VA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Amherst County School District 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
| 113 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
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
| 291 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Elon Elementary School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
147 Younger Dr
Madison Heights, VA 24572
(434) 528-6496
Grades: PK-5
| 315 students
Rank: #44.
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
| 1,183 students
Rank: #55.
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
| 358 students
Rank: #66.
Monelison Middle School
Math: 81% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
257 Trojan Rd
Madison Heights, VA 24572
(434) 846-1307
Grades: 6-8
| 555 students
Rank: #77.
Amelon Elementary School
Math: 80% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
132 Amer Court
Madison Heights, VA 24572
(434) 528-6498
Grades: PK-5
| 446 students
Rank: #88.
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
| 352 students
Rank: #99.
Madison Heights Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
287 Learning Lane
Madison Heights, VA 24572
(434) 846-2151
Grades: PK-5
| 435 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Amherst County Public Schools
  • 153 Washington St, Amherst, VA, 24521
  • (434) 946-9387
  • amherst.k12.va.us
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 4,048 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 33%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 82% (Btm 50% in VA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 82% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 78% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.50

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