Quality Schools Mean a Strong Economy
In Lynchburg, we understand that quality education is important for child development and economic development. From maintaining a highly skilled workforce to attracting the brightest knowledge workers, our community’s commitment to education and our nationally-recognized school system are part and parcel of our economic vitality. Our award-winning public school system is complimented by a variety of private and parochial schools, along with five colleges and universities and several technical academies.
Lynchburg City Public Schools
The Lynchburg City School System is recognized as one of the top-tier systems in Virginia with almost two-thirds of educators holding a master’s degree or higher. Both high schools are consistently recognized by the Washington Post as being among America’s most challenging public schools. The school division works with standout programs like Partners in Education and the Education Foundation to connect students to businesses and civic institutions that contribute to the system’s success.
|Public School Enrollment (Fall 2014)|
|Student Teacher Ratio (FY 2014)|
|Per Pupil Expenditure (FY 2014)|
|Public School Graduates Continuing Education (2013-2014 Academic Year)|
|Advanced Programs (2014-2015 Academic Year)|
|Governor’s School for Science and Technology|
|Three (3) Schools for Innovation:|
|T.C. Miller Elementary: Math, Science and the Arts|
|Dearington Elementary: Science, Economics and Foreign Languages|
|Dunbar Middle: Drama, Communications and Foreign Languages|
|Gifted Opportunity Center at Payne Elementary, Grades 3-5|
|DEPTH Program, Grades 3-5|
|Career and Vocational Technical Training Program from building trades to Nuclear Engineering – Includes Three (3) State Licensure Courses including: Certified Nursing Aide, Cosmetology, and Dental|
|Criminal Justice Program in partnership with Lynchburg Police Department|
|Advanced Placement Programs Offered||25|
|Dual-Enrollment College Credit Programs Offered||6|
|Students Enrolled in 1 or more Advanced Placement Courses||601|
|Students Taking 1 or more Advanced Placement Exams||568|
|Students Taking 1 or more Dual-Enrollment College Courses||182|
To learn more about Lynchburg City Public Schools, visit their website here.
Lynchburg boasts five higher education institutions within city limits and more than a dozen colleges and universities in the Central Virginia region. A long tradition of academic excellence coupled with local civic engagement makes for a positive “town and gown” relationship among our colleges, universities, businesses and local government. And the thousands of students graduating every year make a wonderful—and talented—addition to our workforce.
|Higher Education Institutions & Enrollment (Fall 2013)|
|Central Virginia Community College||4,730|
|Virginia University of Lynchburg||553|
|Sweet Briar College (Amherst County)||710|
An Educated Workforce
Our award-winning local school system, nationally-recognized higher education institutions and our global businesses partner to create a community committed to education, and our workforce shows it. Our citizens’ educational attainment is steadily increasing, and the percentage of our residents with bachelor’s and graduate degrees beats the U.S. average.