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 383 408 529 1,320
Gloucester        
# of Schools 5 2 1  
Enrollment 2,430 1,187 1,689 5,306
King & Queen        
# of Schools 2* 2* 1  
Enrollment 627 627* 206 833
King William        
# of Schools 2 1 1  
Enrollment 920 535 733 2,227
Mathews        
# of Schools 1 1 1  
Enrollment 354 324 330 1,008
Middlesex        
# of Schools 1 1 1  
Enrollment 594 258 356 1,208
West Point        
# of Schools 1 1 1  
Enrollment 328 474** 474** 802

 * - King & Queen Elementary and Middle Schools are combined
 ** West Point Middle and High Schools are combined
Source: Virginia Department of Education, 2019-2020 Enrollment

Student Teacher Ratio (2018)

Community Elementary Secondary Per-Pupil Expenditure On-Time Graduation Rate
Essex  11:01  11:01 $13,813 90.3%
Gloucester  12:01  14:01 $11,607 92.7%
King & Queen  15:01  8:01 $13,753 94.1%
King William  12:01 13:01 $12,189 94.8%
 Mathews  12:01 9:01 $13,746 90.4%
 Middlesex  13:01 10:01 $13,673 96.9%
 West Point  12:01  9:01 $12,968 96.9%

Source: Virginia Department of Education, Fiscal Year 2019

 

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.