Fast Facts 2014

City population: 43,475 (2010 census)
Student enrollment (K-12): 4022 (Nov. 2013)
Out of division/ tuition students: 313

School facilities

  • 6 elementary schools (preschool-4)
  • 1 upper elementary school (5-6)
  • 1 middle school (7-8)
  • 1 high school (9-12)

Average class-size/teacher

  • K-4: 17.3 to 21:1
  • Grades 5-6: 19.5:1
  • Grades 7-8: 19.5:1
  • Grades 9-12: 21:1

Student body makeup

  • 50% male, 50% female
  • 42% black, 36% white, 10% Hispanic, 6% Asian/Pacific Islander/Hawaii, 6% other
  • Gifted education students: 29%
  • Special education students: 12%
  • ESL students: 13%
  • Languages spoken: 45+

Staff

  • Teachers: 415
  • Other staff: 352
  • 66% of teaching staff holds advanced degrees
  • Average years of experience: 14

Operating Budget

  • $70.2 million (FY14)

Per pupil expense

  • 2013:  $16,057 estimated
  • FY14 estimate: $15,519

Academic stats

  • CHS offers more than 30 college-level courses (Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment)
  • 74% of the 2013 AP exams taken by CHS students earned scores of 3 or higher
  • 3 CHS students are National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalists
  • 15 CHS students were commended by the 2013 National Merit Scholar program
  • SAT combined mean scores for 2012-2013 in Verbal, Math, and Writing — resp., 567, 550, 558— are well above both state (516, 514, 498) and national mean scores.

Other programs

  • Preschool programs for 4-year-olds are offered at each elementary school
  • Five 3-year-old preschool classes are available to eligible families
  • All elementary students in grades K-6 take art and music classes
  • Accelerated learning opportunities make it possible to earn both high school and college credits well in advance of enrollment
  • Developed in collaboration with UVA, the nation’s first Laboratory School for Advanced Manufacturing Technologies opened this year at Buford Middle School. Additional renovations at Charlottesville High School are planned for 2013-2014.
  • Buford and CHS have more than 70 clubs and activities
  • CLASS afterschool programs are open to all elementary students