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==Quick facts==
 
==Quick facts==

Revision as of 10:53, 9 June 2014

K-12 Education in Virginia
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Education facts
State Superintendent: Patricia Wright
Number of students: 1,257,883[1]
Number of teachers: 90,832
Teacher/pupil ratio: 1:13.8
Number of school districts: 221
Number of schools: 2,170
Graduation rate: 83%[2]
Per-pupil spending: $10,364[3]
See also
Virginia Department of Education
Virginia school districts
List of school districts in Virginia
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Virginia is home to 221 school districts, 2,270 schools and 1,257,883 K-12 students.[4]

Quick facts

The current Superintendent of Public Instruction is Patricia Wright. The following lists current members of the Virginia Board of Education:[5]

  • David M. Foster, President
  • Betsy D. Beamer, Vice President
  • Diane T. Atkinson
  • Dr. Oktay Baysal
  • Christian N. Braunlich
  • Dr. Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.
  • Darla Edwards
  • Winsome E. Sears
  • Joan E. Wodiska

Demographics

The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in Virginia as reported in the Common Core of Data for 2011-2012.[6]

See also: Demographic information for all students in all 50 states

The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in Virginia as reported in the National Center for Education Statistics Common Core of Data for 2011-2012.[7]

Demographic Information for Virginia's K-12 Public School System
Ethnicity Students State Percentage United States Percentage**
American Indian 4,132 0.33% 1.10%
Asian 75,840 6.03% 4.68%
African American 298,931 23.76% 15.68%
Hawaiian Nat./Pacific Isl. Students 1,762 0.14% 0.42%
Hispanic 149,272 11.87% 24.37%
White 673,363 53.53% 51.21%
Two or More 54,583 4.34% 2.54%
**Note: This is the percentage of all students in the United States that are reported to be of this ethnicity.

School board elections

Upcoming elections

See also: Virginia school board elections, 2014

A total of eight Virginia school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment will hold elections in 2014 for 27 seats. Three districts have scheduled elections for May 6, 2014, while four districts will hold elections on November 4, 2014.

Here are several quick facts about Virginia's school board elections in 2014:

The districts listed below served 272,878 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[8] Click on the district names for more information on the district and its school board elections.

2014 Virginia School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Chesapeake Public Schools 5/6/2014 5 9 39,748
Hampton City Schools 5/6/2014 3 7 21,588
Newport News City Public Schools 5/6/2014 4 7 30,488
Arlington Public Schools 11/4/2014 1 5 21,485
Chesterfield County Public Schools 11/4/2014 1 5 59,233
Portsmouth Public Schools 11/4/2014 4 9 14,674
Suffolk Public Schools 11/4/2014 4 7 14,507
Virginia Beach City Public Schools 11/4/2014 5 11 71,185


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