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For the 2021 school year, there are 4 public schools serving 1,403 students in Essex County, VA. Essex County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Virginia.
The top ranked public schools in Essex County, VA are Tappahannock Elementary School, Essex Intermediate and Essex High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Essex County, VA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 63% (versus the Virginia public school average of 72%), and reading proficiency score of 69% (versus the 80% statewide average). Schools in Essex County have an average ranking of 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Virginia public schools.
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Virginia public school average of 51% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Essex County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Tappahannock Elementary School Math: 68% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    205 Elementary School Circle
    Tappahannock, VA 22560
    (804) 443-5301

    Grades: PK-3 | 441 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Essex Intermediate Math: 62% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    912 Intermediate School Circle
    Tappahannock, VA 22560
    (804) 443-3040

    Grades: 4-7 | 413 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Essex High School Math: 60% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    833 High School Circle
    Tappahannock, VA 22560
    (804) 443-4301

    Grades: 8-12 | 549 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Chesapeake Bay Governor's School Magnet School
    109 North Cross St
    Tappahannock, VA 22560
    (804) 443-0267

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
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