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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 about additional learning centers.

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.

Charlottesville City Schools Central Office
Superintendent: Dr. Royal A. Gurley, Jr. 
1562 Dairy Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Division Website:
434-245-2400  |  Fax: 434-245-2603

Charlottesville City Schools Division Annex
1400 Melbourne Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901
434-245-2400  |  Fax: 434-245-2603

CHS Building

Charlottesville High School
CHS serves approximately 1,400 students in grades 9–12. CHS students are accepted by top colleges around the world and are honored with many awards and recognitions.
Interim Principal: Mr. Kenny Leatherwood
1400 Melbourne Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901
CHS Website:
434-245-2410  |  Attendance: 434-245-2697 | Fax: 434-245-2610

buford middle building

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

Principal: Mr. Rodney Jordan
1000 Cherry Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Buford Website:
434-245-2411 | Fax: 434-245-2611

Walker School Building

Walker 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. Summerlyn Thompson
1564 Dairy Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Walker Website:
434-245-2412 | Fax: 434-245-2612

Burnley-Moran Elementary building

Burnley-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
Burnley-Moran Website:
434-245-2413 | Fax: 434-245-2613

clark elementary building

Clark 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: Ms. Carmella Johnson
1000 Belmont Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Clark Website:
434-245-2414 | Fax: 434-245-2614

Greenbrier Elementary building

Greenbrier 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: Ms. Dina Fricke
2228 Greenbrier Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22901
Greenbrier Website:
434-245-2415 | Fax: (434)-288-0387

jackson via building

Jackson-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
Jackson-Via Website:
434-245-2416 | Fax: 434-245-2616

johnson elementary building

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

Principal: Ms. Georgette Mickens
1645 Cherry Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Johnson Website:
434-245-2417 | Fax: 434-245-2617

venable elementary building

Venable 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: Ms. Chantel Beverly
406 14th Street NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Venable Website:
434-245-2418 | Fax: 434-245-2618

Charlottesville-Albemarle Career and Technical Education Center (CATEC)
A regional technical education center that helps high school students and adults obtain the jobs they seek

Director: Dr. Stacey Heltz
1000 East Rio Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901
CATEC Website:
434-973-4461  |  Fax: 434-973-4876

Lugo-McGinness Academy
A small, non-traditional academy that serves Charlottesville City Schools students in grades 9-12 with personalized learning.
Administrator: Dr. Lamont K. Trotter
341 11th St. NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903
LMA Website:
Phone: 434-245-2406  |  Fax: 434-245-2978

UVA Hospital

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: Mr. Eric Johnson
610 Kirtley Lane, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Hospital Education Webpage: