Charlottesville Relocation Resources

Local Schools in the Charlottesville Area

For many Charlottesville home buyers, choosing the best school is a priority. Fortunately, Charlottesville has excellent public and private schools. If you are relocating to Charlottesville and searching for a home close to the right schools, you can rest easy knowing that your child will receive an excellent education.

The Chase Team has compiled the following resources about public and private schools in the Charlottesville area, making it easier for you to compare schools and make an informed choice for your child. When you've found schools you like, contact us and we’ll come up with a list of homes near the schools you've selected. 

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Use the school map below to find school locations and ratings, or scroll down to read about the area's public and private education options.


Public Schools in the Charlottesville Area

The two school districts that serve students in the Charlottesville area are Charlottesville City Schools and Albemarle County Public Schools. Browse the district profiles below to find student/teacher ratios, public school district overviews, and a list of schools in the district. 

Charlottesville City Schools (CCS) District

Students who live within the city of Charlottesville attend public schools in the Charlottesville City Schools district. Public schools in this school system often have small class sizes and diverse academic programs, helping your child to succeed and to enjoy learning in a safe environment. A well-rounded education is the focus of the elementary school curriculums, which is why Kindergarten through 4th grade students takes classes in art, music, and Spanish.

Charlottesville High School offers over 30 Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment courses combined to prepare students for college. Of the number of students who take the AP exam, nearly 70% earn passing scores of 3 or higher.

Average Class Size: 20 students per 1 teacher

Average Years of Teaching Experience: 14 years

Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS) District

Students who live outside of Charlottesville city limits attend public schools in the Albemarle County Public Schools district. The public school district incorporates technology into the schools, and there are on average 2 students per computer in ACPS.

Albemarle County Public Schools has over 1,200 teachers — 64% hold advanced degrees, and 38 are National Board Certified — who seek to help students achieve in academics and in their community. High school graduates are accepted to the top public and private universities in the country, and about 86% of graduates pursue higher education after high school. Students who took the AP exams do well on the tests; 76.5% of AP test-takers earned a passing score of 3 or higher in 2015. 

Average Graduation Rate: ​94.3% 

Average Years of Teaching Experience: 14 years

Charlottesville City District Schools

Elementary Schools (PreK-4):

  • Burnley-Moran Elementary — 1300 Long Street
  • Clark Elementary — 1000 Belmont Avenue
  • Greenbrier Elementary — 2228 Greenbrier Drive
  • Jackson-Via Elementary — 508 Harris Road
  • Johnson Elementary — 1645 Cherry Avenue
  • Venable Elementary — 406 14th Street

Upper Elementary School (5-6): Walker Upper Elementary — 1564 Dairy Road

Middle School (7-8): Buford Middle School — 1000 Cherry Avenue

High School (9-12): Charlottesville High School — 1400 Melbourne Road

Albemarle County Public Schools

Elementary Schools (PreK-5): 

  • Agnor-Hurt Elementary — 3201 Berkmar Drive, Charlottesville
  • Baker-Butler Elementary — 2740 Proffit Road, Charlottesville
  • Broadus Wood Elementary — 185 Buck Mountain Road, Earlysville
  • Brownsville Elementary — 5870 Rockfish Gap Turnpike, Crozet
  • Cale Elementary — 1757 Avon Street Extended, Charlottesville
  • Crozet Elementary — 1407 Crozet Avenue, Crozet
  • Greer Elementary — 190 Lambs Lane, Charlottesville
  • Hollymead Elementary — 2775 Powell Creek Drive, Charlottesville
  • Meriwether Lewis Elementary — 1610 Owensville Road, Charlottesville
  • Murray Elementary — 3251 Morgantown Road, Charlottesville
  • Red Hill Elementary — 3901 Red Hill School Road, North Garden
  • Scottsville Elementary — 7868 Scottsville Road, Scottsville
  • Stone-Robinson Elementary — 958 North Milton Road, Charlottesville
  • Stony Point Elementary — 3893 Stony Point Road, Keswick
  • Woodbrook Elementary — 100 Woodbrook Drive, Charlottesville
  • Yancey Elementary — 7625 Porters Road, Esmont

Middle Schools (6-8):

  • Burley Middle — 901 Rose Hill Drive, Charlottesville
  • Community Public Charter School — 1200 Forest Street, Charlottesville
  • Henley Middle — 5880 Rockfish Gap Turnpike, Crozet
  • Jouett Middle — 210 Lambs Lane, Charlottesville
  • Sutherland Middle — 2801 Powell Creek Drive, Charlottesville
  • Walton Middle — 4217 Red Hill Road, Charlottesville 

High Schools (9-12):

  • Albemarle High — 2775 Hydraulic Road, Charlottesville
  • Monticello High — 1400 Independence Way, Charlottesville
  • Murray High — 1200 Forest Street, Charlottesville
  • Western Albemarle High — 5941 Rockfish Gap Turnpike, Crozet


Private Schools in Charlottesville

Charlottesville also has several private schools in the area, serving students in Kindergarten through 12th grade with the best educational resources in excellent learning environments. 

  • Charlottesville Catholic School (PreK-8) — 1205 Pen Park Road, Charlottesville
  • Charlottesville Day School (PreK-6) — 320 10th Street NE, Charlottesville
  • Community Christian Academy (K-3) — 1410 Old Brook Road, Charlottesville
  • The Covenant School (PreK-12) — 175 Hickory Street, Charlottesville
  • St. Anne's-Belfield School (PreK-12) — 2132 Ivy Road, Charlottesville
  • Tandem Friends School (5-12) — 279 Tandem Lane, Charlottesville
  • Village School (5-8) — 215 E High Street, Charlottesville


Find Your Ideal Home with The Chase Team

As Charlottesville real estate experts, we're familiar with the schools and neighborhoods in this area. When you've found a school that you prefer, we can create a list of available homes that are close to this school. Contact us at (434) 296-9860.