public school enrollment

Public Schools

Including nationally-recognized and Virginia-award-winning public school systems, students in grades K-12 are well-supported in the Middle Peninsula region. Additionally, Governor's Schools and STEM Academies provide high-ability students from the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck with a rigorous curriculum through enrichment, exploratory, investigative, and career awareness experiences in the fields of Marine and Environmental Science, Health Sciences, Agriculture, Maritime Studies, Science and Technology.

  Elementary Middle School High School Total
Essex        
# of Schools 1 1 1  
Enrollment 398 401 523 1,322
Gloucester        
# of Schools 5 2 1  
Enrollment 2,497 1,144 1,773 5,408
King & Queen        
# of Schools 2* 2* 1  
Enrollment 623 623* 206 829
King William        
# of Schools 2 1 1  
Enrollment 969 536 722 2,227
Mathews        
# of Schools 1 1 1  
Enrollment 371 326 367 1,064
Middlesex        
# of Schools 1 1 1  
Enrollment 564 282 376 1,222
West Point        
# of Schools 1 1 1  
Enrollment 345 197 271 813

 * - King & Queen Elementary and Middle Schools are combined

 

Student Teacher Ratio (2018)

Community Elementary Secondary Per-Pupil Expenditure On-Time Graduation Rate
Essex  11:01  10:01 $13,359 93.3%
Gloucester  12:01  15:01 $10,975 92.6%
King & Queen  14:01  8:01 $13,065 86.8%
King William  12:01 12:01 $11,620 90.4%
 Mathews  15:01 9:01 $12,857 94.2%
 Middlesex  13:01 10:01 $11,319 93.5%
 West Point  8:01  9:01 $12,484 97.2%

 

Governor's Schools and STEM Academies

Institution Website
Governor's Schools  
Chesapeake Bay Governor's Schools for Marine & Environmental Science Website
New Horizons Governor's School for Science & Technology Website
   
Governor's STEM Academies  
Northern Neck Technical Center Governor's STEM Academy for Agriculture and Maritime Studies Website
The Bridging Communities Governor's STEM Academy Website
Gloucester County Public Schools & Mathews County Public Schools Governor's Health Sciences Academy Website

Awards

  • West Point Public Schools earned the 2016 and 2017 Board of Education Excellence Award as well as the 2018 Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Award. West Point Elementary School earned the 2018 Distinguished Achievement Award, which has been awarded to West Point Middle Schools in 2016, 2017, and 2018. West Point High School earned the 2018 Board of Education Excellence Award.
  • Gloucester County's Achilles Elementary and Gloucester High School earned the Virginia Purple Star Award for meeting the needs of military children and families in 2018. Achilles Elementary, Bethel Elementary and Botetourt Elementary also earned the 2016  Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Award.
  • Jennifer (Jenn) Horsley Worrell, a fourth-grade language arts teacher at Petsworth Elementary in Gloucester County was named regional teacher of the year in 2015.