About Us

The York County School Division is an award-winning school system serving more than 12,500 students in the heart of the Virginia's historic triangle, situated between Virginia Beach and Richmond.

Comprised of 19 schools, the division provides an array of rigorous and diverse programs, that few school systems of similar size can match, such as Elementary Fine Arts and Math, Science, and Technology Magnet schools and the International Baccalaureate program. The York County School Division is also a VA Virtual School approved multi-division online provider.

Fast Facts

2016-17 Year In Review

Our System
Schools
  Elementary: 10
  Middle: 4
  High: 4
  Charter: 1
  (Grades 9-12)  
     
Enrollment (2017-18)
  Total: 12,697
  Elementary (K-5): 5,587
  Middle (6-8): 2,963
  High (9-12): 4,089
     
Average Class Size
  Elementary:  
      K-2 19.55
      3-5 23.25
  Middle: 23.77*
  High: 22.72*
  *Core courses  
     
Budget (FY18)
  Operating Budget: $134.9 M
  Budgeted Per-Pupil Expenditure: $11,112
  Capital Improvements Budget: $9 M
Our Students
Demographics
  American Indian: 0.25%
  Asian: 5.53%
  Black: 13.04%
  Hispanic: 9.93%
  Hawaiian Pacific: 0.27%
  White: 61.24%
  Two or More Races: 9.34%
     
Students Receiving Special Services
  Free/Reduced Lunch: 21.5%
  Limited English Proficient: 2.2%
  Special Education: 10.0%
  Gifted Education: 7.4%
     
Class of 2017
    YCSD VA
  Graduation Rate: 95.4% 91.3%
       
  SAT Scores: 1138 1095
       
  Advanced Studies Diploma: 66% 51.7%
Our Staff
  Total: 1,776
  Licensed: 978
  Non-Licensed: 798
     
Demographics
  Minority: 22%
  Non-Minority: 78%
     
Educational Level of Teachers
  Bachelor's Degree: 41%
  Master's: 52%
  Master's +30 Hours: 6%
  Doctorate: 1%
     
Teacher Salary
  Average Salary: $51,948
  Starting Salary: $42,728

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