Prince William County Public School system consists of 47 elementary schools, 13 middle schools, eight high schools, four special education schools, one alternative school, and one traditional school. The elementary schools house kindergarten through fifth grade, the middle schools have grades six through eight, and the high schools include grades nine through twelve.
Prince William County Public Schools' enrollment on September 30, 2002, was 60,234 pupils, making it the third largest school division in the state. Enrollment in FY2004 is projected to exceed 62,000. Student-teacher ratios for the 2003-2004 school year are: elementary school, 22.1 to 1, middle school, 21.0 to 1, and high school, 21 to 1.
The counties School system includes School Focus which is a County’s Public Schools' television news program broadcasted monthly from October through May on Comcast Cable Channel 3. Many programs are produced in news magazine format and highlight special events, educational programs, and award winning staff and students in county schools. Other programs feature the Superintendent and staff, and provide important information about the school division's budget, curriculum, assessment, and more.
According to the approved 2004 budget, county spends about $8,290 per pupil on students basic programs. The State Board of Education accredits all schools. Middle and high schools are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Approximately $21 million in scholarships are awarded annually helping Eighty-seven percent of graduates continue their education at universities, colleges and other schools.
Prince William is the only Northern Virginia school district to have won the prestigious Medallion of Excellence since the inception of the awards program in 1982.
Clerk to the School Board
P.O. Box 389
Manassas, VA 20108