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Fact Sheet - Albemarle County Public Schools

"Unleashing Each Student's Potential"

​Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS) serves nearly 14,000 students in preschool through grade 12 in Albemarle County, Virginia, the sixth largest county by area in the Commonwealth of Virginia. A diverse locality of 726 square miles in the heart of Central Virginia, Albemarle County is a blend of primarily rural, but also suburban and urban settings.

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Strategic Plan: Horizon 2020

Mission

The core purpose of Albemarle County Public Schools is to establish a community of learners and learning, through relationships, relevance and rigor, one student at a time.

Vision

All learners believe in their power to embrace learning, to excel, and to own their future.

Core Values

Excellence • Young People • Community • Respect

Student-Centered Goal

​All Albemarle County Public Schools students will graduate having actively mastered the lifelong-learning skills they need to succeed as 21st century learners, workers and citizens.

Objectives

  1. We will engage every student.
  2. We will implement balanced assessments.
  3. We will improve opportunity and achievement.
  4. We will create and expand partnerships.
  5. We will optimize resources.

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School Facilities

25 Schools

  • 15 elementary schools (PK-5)
  • 5 middle schools (6-8)
  • 1 charter middle school (6-8)
  • 3 comprehensive high schools (9-12)
  • 1 charter high school (9-12)

1 Engineering Lab School, an ACPS/Charlottesville City Public Schools/University of Virginia partnership (6-8)

3 STEM/STEM-H Academies (9-12)

1 Vocational-Technical Center: Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center (CATEC)

1 Alternative Education Center: Center for Learning & Growth

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Employees

1,257 Teachers

(includes classroom teachers, speech pathologists, school counselors, instructional coaches, and librarians)

  • 63% hold advanced degrees
  • 2% (28) are National Board Certified
  • Average years of teaching experience: 14

1,218 Classified Employees

(includes school and department leadership, teaching assistants, bus drivers, custodians, maintenance, food service staff, office associates, human resources, and other support staff)

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Student Demographics

(as of September 30, 2017)

Total Enrollment (PK-12): 13,910

Male: 51.2%

Female: 48.8%

Black: 10.5%

Hispanic: 12.8%

White: 65.4%

English Learners: 10.0%

Disadvantaged: 30.4%

Students with Disabilities: 11.9%

Gifted: 9.8%

"Disadvantaged" students are those who receive free and reduced price meals under the federal program. "Students with Disabilities" are those identified for special education services, from speech pathology and learning disabilities to severe and profound disabilities.

How Do We Compare?

2016-2017 ACPS Virginia Nation
On-time Graduation Rate 94.7% 91.1% ​N/A
Drop-out Rate 2.8% 5.8% ​N/A
Graduates Who Earned an Advanced Studies Diploma​ 63.5% 52.2% ​N/A
Average SAT Scores of Public School Graduates Reading & Writing 596 558 527
Mathematics 580 538 517
Students Who Earned a Qualifying Score (3, 4 or 5) on at Least One AP Exam 81.5%
(920 out of 1,129 test takers)
66.9% N/A

Our 2017 Graduates

Our 2017 graduates received 1,049 acceptances from 184 colleges and universities, including 120 acceptances from 16 of the top 25 national universities, according to rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

Of our 1,008 graduates:

  • 582 (58%) reported plans to attend a 4-year college.
  • 223 (22%) reported plans to attend a 2-year college.
  • 203 (20%) reported alternate plans, including other continuing education, military, employment, or something else.

Other Data

Our students were born in 89 countries and speak 74 home languages.

Student-to-Computer Ratio: 1:1 for grades 3-12; 3:2 for grades K-2

Average number of meals served daily (including breakfast and lunch): 8,000

School bus miles traveled daily: 14,502

The Families in Crisis Program served approximately 475 homeless children in the 2016-17 school year, including 300 ACPS students and other children/students (siblings of ACPS students who are preschoolers or dropouts, and students living in Albemarle County who attend adjoining school systems).

Administration

Pamela Moran, Superintendent
Pamela Moran, Ed.D.
Superintendent
Matt Haas, Deputy Superintendent
Matthew Haas, Ed.D.
Deputy Superintendent
Debora Collins, Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning
Debora Collins
Assistant Superintendent
for Student Learning
Deant Tistadt, COO
Dean Tistadt
Chief Operating Officer
Bernard Hairston, Exec. Dir Community Learning
Bernard Hairston, Ed.D.
Executive Director of Community Engagement
Ira Socol
Ira Socol
Executive Director of Technologies and Innovation (Interim)

Superintendent History

Dr. ​Pamela R. Moran
2006-Present

Dr. Kevin C. Castner
1995-2005

Dr. Robert W. Paskel
1991-1994

Dr. N. Andrew Overstreet
1985-1990

Carlos Gutierrez
1981-1985

Dr. Clarence S. McClure
1970-1981

Leslie H. Walton
1969-1970

Paul H. Cale
1947-1969

Claude Graham
1937-1946

A. L. Bennett
1926-1937

A. F. Robertson
1925-1926

A. L. Bennett
1919-1925

Howard N. McManaway
1913-1918

Joseph W. Everett
1905-1913

P. W. Nelson
1897-1904

​​Isaac R. Barksdale
1893-1897

Davis P. Powers
1886-1893

L. A. Michie
1881-1885

Davis P. Powers
1870-1880​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Budget Snapshot

Operating Budget

FY 17-18 (Adopted): $180,486,940
FY 16-17 (Adopted): $172,672,938
FY 15-16 (Actual): $165,239,401

Per Pupil Expenses

FY 17-18 (Adopted): $13,418.11
FY 16-17 (Adopted): $12,818.12
FY 15-16 (Actual): $12,357.12

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