Top 10 Best Hanover County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 25 public schools serving 16,863 students in Hanover County, VA (there are 6 private schools, serving 914 private students). 95% of all K-12 students in Hanover County, VA are educated in public schools (compared to the VA state average of 89%). Hanover County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Virginia.
The top ranked public schools in Hanover County, VA are Atlee High School, Pole Green Elementary School and Rural Point Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Hanover County, VA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 79% (versus the Virginia public school average of 54%), and reading proficiency score of 81% (versus the 70% statewide average). Schools in Hanover County have an average ranking of 10/10, which is in the top 5% of Virginia public schools.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the Virginia public school average of 54% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Hanover County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Atlee High School
(Math: 90% | Reading: 91%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
9414 Atlee Station Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
(804) 723-2100
Grades: 9-12
| 1,541 students
Rank: #22.
Pole Green Elementary School
(Math: 91% | Reading: 90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8393 Pole Green Park Ln
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
(804) 365-4700
Grades: PK-5
| 517 students
Rank: #33.
Rural Point Elementary School
(Math: 89% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
7161 Studley Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
(804) 723-3580
Grades: PK-5
| 557 students
Rank: #4 - 74. - 7.
Chickahominy Middle School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
9450 Atlee Station Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
(804) 723-2160
Grades: 6-8
| 1,101 students
Rank: #4 - 74. - 7.
Hanover High School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
10307 Chamberlayne Rd.
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
(804) 723-3700
Grades: 9-12
| 1,464 students
Rank: #4 - 74. - 7.
Oak Knoll Middle School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
10295 Chamberlayne Rd.
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
(804) 365-4740
Grades: 6-8
| 887 students
Rank: #4 - 74. - 7.
Pearson's Corner Elementary School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8290 New Ashcake Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
(804) 723-3660
Grades: PK-5
| 582 students
Rank: #88.
Kersey Creek Elementary School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
10004 Learning Lane
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
(804) 723-3440
Grades: PK-5
| 701 students
Rank: #99.
Laurel Meadow Elementary School
(Math: 80% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
8248 Lee-davis Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
(804) 723-2040
Grades: PK-5
| 546 students
Rank: #1010.
Cool Spring Elementary School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
9964 Honey Meadows Rd
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
(804) 723-3560
Grades: PK-5
| 734 students
Rank: #1111.
Battlefield Park Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5501 Mechanicsville Turnpike
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
(804) 723-3600
Grades: PK-5
| 394 students
Rank: #1212.
Mechanicsville High School
(Math: 74% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
7052 Mechanicsville Pike
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
(804) 723-2200
Grades: 9-12
| 1,339 students
Rank: #1313.
Patrick Henry High School
(Math: 74% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
12449 West Patrick Henry Road
Ashland, VA 23005
(804) 365-8000
Grades: 9-12
| 1,349 students
Rank: #1414.
Bell Creek Middle School
(Math: 75% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
8021 Lee Davis Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
(804) 723-2260
Grades: 6-8
| 977 students
Rank: #1515.
South Anna Elementary School
(Math: 74% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
13122 Waltons Tavern Road
Montpelier, VA 23192
(804) 883-6089
Grades: PK-5
| 475 students
Rank: #1616.
Washington-henry Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
9025 Washington Henry Drive
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
(804) 723-2300
Grades: PK-5
| 367 students
Rank: #1717.
Liberty Middle School
(Math: 66% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
13496 Liberty School Road
Ashland, VA 23005
(804) 365-8060
Grades: 6-8
| 963 students
Rank: #18 - 2018. - 20.
Beaverdam Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
15485 Beaverdam School Road
Beaverdam, VA 23015
(804) 449-6373
Grades: PK-5
| 280 students
Rank: #18 - 2018. - 20.
Elmont Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
12007 Cedar Lane
Ashland, VA 23005
(804) 365-8100
Grades: PK-5
| 369 students
Rank: #18 - 2018. - 20.
Mechanicsville Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
7425 Mechanicsville Elem Drive
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
(804) 723-3640
Grades: PK-5
| 549 students
Rank: #2121.
Cold Harbor Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
6740 Cold Harbor Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
(804) 723-3620
Grades: PK-5
| 507 students
Rank: #2222.
John M. Gandy Elementary School
(Math: 63% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
201 Archie Cannon Drive
Ashland, VA 23005
(804) 365-4640
Grades: 3-5
| 298 students
Rank: n/an/a
The Georgetown School
Alternative School
10000 Learning Lane
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
(804) 723-3460
Grades: n/a
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
The Hanover Ctr. For Trades And Tech.
Vocational School
10002 Learning Lane
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
(804) 723-3440
Grades: n/a
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
310 S James St
Ashland, VA 23005
(804) 365-8120
Grades: PK-2
| 366 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Hanover County, VA

Hanover County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Po Box 527
Hanover, VA 23069
(804) 559-4227
Grades: 8-12
| 131 students
31285 Camp Rd
Hanover, VA 23069
(804) 994-2161
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
7093 Broad Neck Rd
Hanover, VA 23069
(804) 537-6686
Grades: 6-12
| 56 students
Soar Academy (Closed 2018)
Special Education School
13496 Liberty School Road
Ashland, VA 23005
(804) 365-8060
Grades: n/a
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Hanover County, VA?
The top ranked public schools in Hanover County, VA include Atlee High School, Pole Green Elementary School and Rural Point Elementary School. Hanover County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Virginia.
How many public schools are located in Hanover County, VA?
25 public schools are located in Hanover County, VA.
What percentage of students in Hanover County, VA go to public school?
95% of all K-12 students in Hanover County, VA are educated in public schools (compared to the VA state average of 89%).
What is the racial composition of students in Hanover County, VA?
Hanover County, VA public schools minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the Virginia public schools average of 54% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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