Top 10 Best James City County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 21 public schools serving 13,232 students in James City County, VA (there are 6 private schools, serving 789 private students). 94% of all K-12 students in James City County, VA are educated in public schools (compared to the VA state average of 89%).
The top ranked public schools in James City County, VA are Waller Mill Elementary School, Jamestown High School and Matoaka Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
James City County, VA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 62% (versus the Virginia public school average of 54%), and reading proficiency score of 74% (versus the 70% statewide average). Schools in James City County have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of Virginia public schools.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Virginia public school average of 54% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Best James City County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Waller Mill Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
314 Waller Mill Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185
(757) 220-4060
Grades: K-5
| 359 students
Rank: #22.
Jamestown High School
Math: 65% | Reading: 92%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3751 John Tyler Hwy
Williamsburg, VA 23135
(757) 259-3600
Grades: 9-12
| 1,236 students
Rank: #33.
Matoaka Elementary School
Math: 75% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4001 Brick Bat Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188
(757) 564-4001
Grades: K-5
| 675 students
Rank: #44.
Stonehouse Elementary School
Math: 72% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3651 Rochambeau Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23188
(757) 566-4300
Grades: K-5
| 758 students
Rank: #55.
Bruton High School
Magnet School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
185 East Rochambeau Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23188
(757) 220-4050
Grades: 9-12
| 659 students
Rank: #66.
Queens Lake Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 67% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
124 W Queens Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185
(757) 220-4080
Grades: 6-8
| 540 students
Rank: #77.
Warhill High School
Math: 66% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4615 Opportunity Way
Williamsburg, VA 23188
(757) 565-4615
Grades: 9-12
| 1,333 students
Rank: #88.
Magruder Elementary School
Math: 68% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
700 Penniman Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185
(757) 220-4067
Grades: K-5
| 595 students
Rank: #99.
Lafayette High School
Math: 61% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4460 Longhill Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188
(757) 565-0373
Grades: 9-12
| 1,135 students
Rank: #1010.
J Blaine Blayton Elementary School
Math: 68% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
800 Jolly Pond Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188
(757) 565-9300
Grades: PK-5
| 473 students
Rank: #1111.
Lois Hornsby Middle School
Math: 58% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
850 Jolly Pond Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188
(757) 565-9400
Grades: 6-8
| 793 students
Rank: #1212.
D.j. Montague Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5380 Centerville Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23188
(757) 258-3022
Grades: PK-5
| 506 students
Rank: #1313.
Berkeley Middle School
Math: 58% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1118 Ironbound Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185
(757) 229-8051
Grades: 6-8
| 630 students
Rank: #1414.
Toano Middle School
Math: 60% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
7817 Richmond Road
Toano, VA 23168
(757) 566-4251
Grades: 6-8
| 616 students
Rank: #1515.
Matthew Whaley Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
301 Scotland St
Williamsburg, VA 23185
(757) 229-1931
Grades: K-5
| 451 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Clara Byrd Baker Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3131 Ironbound Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185
(757) 221-0949
Grades: PK-5
| 480 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Laurel Lane Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
112 Laurel Lane
Williamsburg, VA 23188
(757) 229-7597
Grades: PK-5
| 434 students
Rank: #1818.
Norge Elementary School
Math: 54% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
7311 Richmond Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23188
(757) 564-3372
Grades: PK-5
| 594 students
Rank: #1919.
James Blair Middle School
Math: 47% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
101 Longhill Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185
(757) 603-6400
Grades: 6-8
| 545 students
Rank: #2020.
Middle Peninsula Juvenile Detention Home
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
9300 Merrimac Trail
Williamsburg, VA 23185
(757) 887-0225
Grades: n/a
| 0 students
Rank: #2121.
James River Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
8901 Pocahontas Trail
Williamsburg, VA 23185
(757) 887-1768
Grades: K-5
| 420 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in James City County, VA

James City County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
112 Laurel Ln
Williamsburg, VA 23185
(757) 229-7597
Grades: K-5
| 520 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in James City County, VA?
The top ranked public schools in James City County, VA include Waller Mill Elementary School, Jamestown High School and Matoaka Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in James City County, VA?
21 public schools are located in James City County, VA.
What percentage of students in James City County, VA go to public school?
94% of all K-12 students in James City County, VA are educated in public schools (compared to the VA state average of 89%).
What is the racial composition of students in James City County, VA?
James City County, VA public schools minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Virginia public schools average of 54% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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