Amherst, VA
Public School Ratings




Best

Best Amherst Neighborhoods for Education



Amherst Public Schools

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more


Amherst Co Pblc Schs School District Details

Amherst Co Pblc Schs School District
153 Washington St
Amherst, VA 24521

4,269 Students enrolled in District

10 Schools in District

12 Students Per Classroom (State average is 14)

Amherst Co Pblc Schs School District School Quality Ratings

District Quality Compared to Virginia

(10 is best)

Better than of VA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of U.S. school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math
School District
State
0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading
School District
State
0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math
School District
State
0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools in this District

School Grades
Amelon Elem School
132 Amer Court
Madison Heights, VA, 24572
PK-05
Amherst County High School
139 Lancer Lane
Amherst, VA, 24521
09-13
Amherst Elem School
156 Davis St
Amherst, VA, 24521
PK-05
Amherst Middle School
165 Gordons Fairground Rd
Amherst, VA, 24521
06-08
Central Elem School
575 Union Hill Rd
Amherst, VA, 24521
PK-05
Elon Elem School
147 Younger Dr
Madison Heights, VA, 24572
PK-05
Madison Heights Elem School
287 Learning Lane
Madison Heights, VA, 24572
PK-05
Monelison Middle School
257 Trojan Rd
Madison Heights, VA, 24572
06-08
Pleasant View Elem School
229 Dancing Creek Rd
Monroe, VA, 24574
PK-05
Temperance Elem School
1981 Lowesville Rd
Amherst, VA, 24521
PK-05

School District Enrollment by Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 72.3% 54.0%
Black 23.3% 24.3%
Hispanic 3.1% 14.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 0.4% 6.8%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.9% 0.3%
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 49.5% 40.0%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 41.2% 33.6%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 8.3% 6.4%

Educational Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,403 $27,475,273 58.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $515 $2,209,865 4.7%
Staff $443 $1,900,913 4.1%
General Administration $152 $652,232 1.4%
School Administration $465 $1,995,315 4.3%
Operation $914 $3,921,974 8.4%
Transportation $623 $2,673,293 5.7%
Other $131 $562,121 1.2%
Total Support $3,243 $13,915,713 29.8%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,254 $5,380,914 11.5%
Total Expenditures $10,899 $46,767,609 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,608 $8,460,570,801 54.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $545 $697,411,110 4.5%
Staff $706 $904,478,914 5.8%
General Administration $177 $226,760,480 1.4%
School Administration $647 $828,806,887 5.3%
Operation $1,035 $1,324,961,731 8.5%
Transportation $596 $763,112,876 4.9%
Other $171 $218,575,002 1.4%
Total Support $3,877 $4,963,948,076 31.7%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,733 $2,219,336,035 14.2%
Total Expenditures $12,218 $15,643,856,888 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,487 $324,898,990,964 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $587 $29,383,130,681 4.7%
Staff $483 $24,167,878,083 3.8%
General Administration $205 $10,285,419,511 1.6%
School Administration $601 $30,113,641,000 4.8%
Operation $1,035 $51,821,442,969 8.2%
Transportation $475 $23,793,258,876 3.8%
Other $376 $18,849,723,887 3.0%
Total Support $3,762 $188,414,761,533 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,296 $114,973,102,384 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,545 $628,286,465,973 100.0%