About Us

The York County School Division is an award-winning school system serving more than 12,750 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

Our System
  Elementary: 10
  Middle: 4
  High: 4
  Charter: 1
  (Grades 9-12)  
Enrollment (2018-19)
  Total: 12,767
  Elementary (K-5): 5,709
  Middle (6-8): 3,014
  High (9-12): 4,044
Average Class Size
      K-2 19.54
      3-5 22.87
  Middle: 24.23*
  High: 22.17*
  *Core courses  
Budget (FY19)
  Operating Budget: $140.9 M
  Instruction Budget: $104.2 M
  Budgeted Per-Pupil Expenditure: $10,991
  Capital Improvements Budget: $9 M
Our Students
  American Indian: 0.21%
  Asian: 5.94%
  Black: 12.46%
  Hispanic: 10.92%
  Hawaiian Pacific: 0.41%
  White: 60.01%
  Two or More Races: 10.03%
Students Receiving Special Services
  Economically Disadvantaged: 22.5%
  English Learners: 4.5%
  Special Education: 11.5%
  Gifted Education: 7.5%
Class of 2018
  Graduation Rate: 95.4% 91.6%
  SAT Scores: 1138 1110
  Advanced Studies Diploma: 62.8% 52%
Our Staff
  Total: 1,765
  Licensed: 1,026
  Non-Licensed: 739
  Minority: 22%
  Non-Minority: 78%
Educational Level of Teachers
  Bachelor's Degree: 34%
  Master's: 62%
  Master's +30 Hours: 2%
  Doctorate: 2%

Compiled using 2018-19 school year statistics

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