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Our Schools

The Charlottesville Schools

The City of Charlottesville values education highly and the Charlottesville City School Division offers the very best in curriculum and community. We offer nine schools (see below), partner with Albemarle County Public Schools to operate the Charlottesville-Albemarle Technical Education Center, and oversee the Hospital Education Program at the UVA Children’s Hospital. Within our schools, we offer a range of services and special programs — including a robust virtual education program and the Lugo-McGinness Academy, and we partner with other community organizations to serve individual students’ needs. Click here to learn more.

In 2019, the School Board committed to a school reconfiguration plan that will place sixth-graders at a redesigned Buford, return fifth-graders to the elementary schools, and create a designated early education center to better serve our preschoolers. These changes – supported by a $3 million Buford redesign allocation from City Council — are designed to place students in the most developmentally appropriate learning communities.


CHSbldg2_edCharlottesville High School

CHS serves approximately 1,200 students in grades 9–12. CHS students are accepted by top colleges around the world and are honored with many awards and recognitions.

Principal: Dr. Eric Irizarry
1400 Melbourne Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901
charlottesvilleschools.org/chs
434-245-2410  |  Attendance: 434-245-2697 | Fax: 434-245-2610


IMG_2902_edBuford Middle School

Through a comprehensive program of study and extra-curricular activities, Buford prepares students for success in high school and beyond.

Principal: Dr. Jesse Turner
1000 Cherry Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903
charlottesvilleschools.org/buford
434-245-2411 | Fax: 434-245-2611


Walker-with-kidsWalker Upper Elementary

Walker offers children in grade 5–6 a balanced curriculum that bridges the gap between lower elementary grades and middle school.

Principal: Dr. Adam Hastings
1564 Dairy Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903
charlottesvilleschools.org/walker
434-245-2412 | Fax: 434-245-2612


BurnMor BldgBurnley-Moran Elementary

Nestled in city neighborhood convenient to the historic downtown mall, Burnley-Moran has a mission to nurture the academic and social potential of each of its students.

Principal: Dr. Elizabeth Korab
1300 Long Street, Charlottesville, VA 22901
charlottesvilleschools.org/burnley-moran
434-245-2413 | Fax: 434-245-2613


Clark---10_edClark Elementary

Known for community engagement such as its annual 5K, Clark provides a safe, friendly, and caring environment conducive to learning academic and effective life skills.

Principal: Anna Isley
1000 Belmont Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22902
charlottesvilleschools.org/clark
434-245-2414 | Fax: 434-245-2614


Greenbrier_edGreenbrier Elementary

Greenbrier has a long history of family involvement and student success, and consistently performs at high levels, having been named a Title I Distinguished School for nine consecutive years.

Principal: Mr. Pat Cuomo
2228 Greenbrier Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22901
charlottesvilleschools.org/greenbrier
434-245-2415 | Fax: (434)-288-0387


Jackson-Via_edJackson-Via Elementary

Jackson-Via is known for its welcoming atmosphere and nurturing culture. We focus on meeting the needs of each individual student and providing quality learning experiences.

Principal: Dr. Justin Malone
508 Harris Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903
charlottesvilleschools.org/jackson-via
434-245-2416 | Fax: 434-245-2616


Johnson2Johnson Elementary

Johnson Elementary offers small class sizes and steady focus on achievement to create a climate for academic excellence.

Principal: Summerlyn Thompson
1645 Cherry Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903
charlottesvilleschools.org/johnson
434-245-2417 | Fax: 434-245-2617


Ven-Bldg_edVenable Elementary

Venable has an established history of enriching student lives through high academic standards and a strong connection to the surrounding U.Va. community.

Principal: Erin Kershner
406 14th Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903
charlottesvilleschools.org/venable
434-245-2418 | Fax: 434-245-2618


Hospital Education Program

Charlottesville City Schools is honored to provide educational resources for young people who receive services at the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital.

Principal: Eric Johnson
1215 Lee Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903
charlottesvilleschools.org/hospital-education
434-243-5500