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Fact Sheet​ - Scottsville Elementary School

Home of the Tigers

A Strong School Family

Scottsville Elementary School is dedicated to the growth of our children through active, engaging, meaningful learning experiences that strengthen the commitment to education of the entire Scottsville community.

School Highlights

Scottsville Elementary School likes to look at itself as an extension of each student’s family. Caring for students as if they were our own is a value the school holds dear. School staff get to know Scottsville students as individuals, developing understanding of their hopes, dreams, and academic needs. Scottsville welcomed over 60 new students this year as a result of redistricting, making this commitment even more important. This dedication is evident through the school’s commitment to the Responsive Classroom program, which incorporates daily classroom community building meetings and builds trust between students and staff, so that all children feel confident to have their voices heard in the school.

Scottsville also is dedicated to educating the whole child. Staff create interdisciplinary units that incorporate the standards of multiple subject areas in a way that is more authentic to students. An example of this can be seen in the “Roots” project, in which every student in the school plays an active role in designing and building the school garden, cultivating and harvesting vegetables, and serving the fruits of their labor to others in the school once the harvest is completed. This allows students to have an authentic, start-to-finish, project-based learning experience.

Scottsville strives to meet the individual academic needs of all students by incorporating multi-age instruction through flexible, cross-grade skill groups. Students work with teachers based on their academic needs, as opposed to their age or grade level. This allows the school to create individual learning plans for all students and to further build the school community by allowing students to work with a range of teachers and classmates throughout the year.

This year, Scottsville had two major renovation/addition projects take place. The first was the addition of a four-classroom pod to address capacity issues within the school, which was completed prior to the start of the school year. Construction currently is underway on a security improvement project that will create controlled access to the school via the school’s main office.

Assessment Data

Aggregate SOL Pass Rates (Percent)


Student Demographics

(as of September 30, 2017)

Total Enrollment: 264

Male: 47.3%

Female: 52.7%

Black: 9.1%

Hispanic: 8.7%

White: 75.4%

English Learners: 2.7%

Disadvantaged: 49.2%

Students with Disabilities: 16.3%

Gifted: 6.8%

"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.

Facility Information

​Built in 1974

32,954 square feet

15.0 acre site

1876: Scottsville School was moved to a brick building, later called the Council building, on the corner of Main Street and Route 20.

1906: A new school was built on Schoolhouse Hill overlooking the Horseshoe bend of the James River and began as a large gray building with bell tower.

1925: A new brick building constructed at the corner of Page and Main opened with a kitchen, stage and library; primary classes were taught at a cottage on Byrd Street.

1974: The new school was built in the shape of a pod after Hurricane Agnes, which flooded the old school in 1972. Included was a classroom wing to accommodate primary students.

1981: The Scottsville pod was renovated and expanded with 10 classrooms, administrative offices, gym, media center, and cafeteria.

2005: Scottsville finished enlarging its library. 

2012: Kitchen AC installation

2013: Structural repairs; emergency generator

2014: HVAC replacement (not including Pod Area); flooring replacement

2015: Partial casework replacement in six classrooms; gym floor replacement​​​

2016: Media Center learning space modernization

Scottsville Elementary School is part of the Southern Feeder Pattern. Students continue to Walton Middle School and will graduate from Monticello High School.​​


Sharon Amato-Wilcox, Principal Sharon Amato-Wilcox, Principal

Principal History

​Sharon Amato-Wilcox

Nancy Teel

Lisa D. Jones

Jim Jones

Jeannette Orrock

James Washington

Mary Rodriguez

William Steigman

William Reaves

Irving Driscoll

Thomas Allison

John Boggs

Thomas Gillis

Leslie Walton

William Smith

Clarence Cambell

Walter Dabney

John Eastman

H. Roberts

Robert Charles

W. Shepherd

W. Ellis

Frank Crawford

J. Barney

Albert Hill

Ben Wade

Major Smith

Grade-Level Changes

1908: Initially grades 1-12

1967: Grades 10-12 moved to Albemarle High School

1973: Kindergarten class added

1974: Grades 6-8 moved to Walton Middle School; grade 9 moved to Jack Jouett Middle School

2000: Bright Stars preschool program added​​​