Top 10 Best Roanoke County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 20 public schools serving 11,276 students in Roanoke County, VA (there are 10 private schools, serving 1,898 private students). 86% of all K-12 students in Roanoke County, VA are educated in public schools (compared to the VA state average of 89%). Roanoke County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Virginia.
The top ranked public schools in Roanoke County, VA are Hidden Valley High School, Cave Spring High School and Penn Forest Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Roanoke County, VA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 72% (versus the Virginia public school average of 54%), and reading proficiency score of 79% (versus the 70% statewide average). Schools in Roanoke County have an average ranking of 10/10, which is in the top 10% of Virginia public schools.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the Virginia public school average of 54% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Best Roanoke County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Hidden Valley High School
Math: 90% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
5000 Titan Trail
Roanoke, VA 24018
(540) 776-7320
Grades: 9-12
| 821 students
Rank: #22.
Cave Spring High School
Math: 86% | Reading: 90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3712 Chaparral Dr
Roanoke, VA 24018
(540) 772-7550
Grades: 9-12
| 1,023 students
Rank: #33.
Penn Forest Elementary School
Math: 83% | Reading: 88%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6328 Merriman Rd
Roanoke, VA 24018
(540) 772-7590
Grades: PK-5
| 436 students
Rank: #44.
William Byrd High School
Math: 77% | Reading: 89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2902 Washington Ave
Vinton, VA 24179
(540) 890-3090
Grades: 9-12
| 1,107 students
Rank: #55.
Northside High School
Math: 80% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6758 Northside High School Rd
Roanoke, VA 24019
(540) 561-8155
Grades: 9-12
| 912 students
Rank: #6 - 86. - 8.
Back Creek Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
7130 Bent Mountain Rd
Roanoke, VA 24018
(540) 772-7565
Grades: PK-5
| 284 students
Rank: #6 - 86. - 8.
Bonsack Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5437 Crumpacker Dr
Roanoke, VA 24019
(540) 977-5870
Grades: PK-5
| 323 students
Rank: #6 - 86. - 8.
Cave Spring Elementary School
Math: 77% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5404 Springlawn Ave
Roanoke, VA 24018
(540) 772-7558
Grades: PK-5
| 488 students
Rank: #99.
Hidden Valley Middle School
Math: 76% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4902 Hidden Valley School Rd
Roanoke, VA 24018
(540) 772-7570
Grades: 6-8
| 557 students
Rank: #1010.
Cave Spring Middle School
Math: 76% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4880 Brambleton Ave
Roanoke, VA 24018
(540) 772-7560
Grades: 6-8
| 775 students
Rank: #1111.
Oak Grove Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5005 Grandin Rd Extension
Roanoke, VA 24018
(540) 772-7580
Grades: PK-5
| 406 students
Rank: #1212.
Glen Cove Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5901 Cove Rd
Roanoke, VA 24019
(540) 561-8135
Grades: PK-5
| 407 students
Rank: #1313.
William Byrd Middle School
Math: 68% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2910 Washington Ave
Vinton, VA 24179
(540) 890-1035
Grades: 6-8
| 867 students
Rank: #1414.
W.e. Cundiff Elementary School
Math: 69% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1200 Hardy Rd
Vinton, VA 24179
(540) 857-5009
Grades: PK-5
| 500 students
Rank: #1515.
Green Valley Elementary School
Math: 63% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3838 Overdale Rd
Roanoke, VA 24018
(540) 772-7556
Grades: PK-5
| 539 students
Rank: #1616.
Herman L. Horn Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1002 Ruddell Rd
Vinton, VA 24179
(540) 857-5007
Grades: PK-5
| 403 students
Rank: #1717.
Northside Middle School
Math: 63% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
6810 Northside High School Rd
Roanoke, VA 24019
(540) 561-8145
Grades: 6-8
| 656 students
Rank: #1818.
Mountain View Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
5901 Plantation Circle
Roanoke, VA 24019
(540) 561-8175
Grades: PK-5
| 322 students
Rank: #1919.
Burlington Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
6533 Peters Creek Rd
Roanoke, VA 24019
(540) 561-8165
Grades: PK-5
| 450 students
Rank: n/an/a
5937 Cove Road
Roanoke, VA 24019
(540) 562-3700
Grades: n/a
| 0 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Roanoke County, VA

Roanoke County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
10148 Tinsley Ln
Bent Mountain, VA 24059
(540) 929-4281
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
412 Poplar St.
Vinton, VA 24179
(540) 857-5099
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
2910 Washington Va
Vinton, VA 24179
(540) 562-3900
Grades: n/a
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Roanoke County, VA?
The top ranked public schools in Roanoke County, VA include Hidden Valley High School, Cave Spring High School and Penn Forest Elementary School. Roanoke County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Virginia.
How many public schools are located in Roanoke County, VA?
20 public schools are located in Roanoke County, VA.
What percentage of students in Roanoke County, VA go to public school?
86% of all K-12 students in Roanoke County, VA are educated in public schools (compared to the VA state average of 89%).
What is the racial composition of students in Roanoke County, VA?
Roanoke County, VA public schools minority enrollment is 28% 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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