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MISSION

Every student succeeds: Educating lifelong learners and inspiring civic responsibility.

VISION

Our students achieve at high levels, are well-rounded, critical thinkers, and have a passion to learn.

ACPS has an engaging and collaborative climate that promotes ethical behavior and values diversity.

ACPS is a vital part of the fabric of our community, and Alexandria residents and businesses take pride in our schools.

PRINCIPLES

We Believe In Educational Excellence
We Believe In High Achievement for All
We Believe In a Culture of Collaboration
We Believe In Continuous Improvement and Accountability
We Believe In Environmental Stewardship

Enrollment (as of September 30, 2015): 14,670

ACPS Enrollment by School, Grade and AYP Subgroups:

Additional enrollment data is available via the ACPS iDashboard.

Budget FY 2015

Number of Schools

  • 12 Elementary
  • 1 Pre K-8
  • 2 Middle
  • 1 High School (2 campuses)
  • 16 Total

Average Class Size

  • 18 Elementary
  • 20 Middle
  • 22 Secondary

Student Demographics (as of September 30, 2015)

  • Asian: 4.68%
  • Black: 30.13%
  • Hispanic: 35.59%
  • White: 26.76%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.22%
  • Native American: 0.27%
  • Multi-racial: 2.37%
  • Countries of birth: 127
  • Native languages: 115

Graduates

  • Graduates (June 2015): 694
  • AP courses offered at T.C. Williams High: 27
  • National Merit Scholarship Recipients: 1
  • National Merit Scholarship Finalists: 3
  • National Achievement Scholarship Finalists: 1
  • AP exams taken: 1,968
  • AP scores of 3 or higher: 55%

Special Programs

  • Eligible for free or reduced price meals: 59.79%
  • Receiving talented and gifted services: 11.45%
  • Students requiring English Language Learners (ELL) services: 28.63%
  • Students receiving special education services: 10.33%

Teachers

  • Teachers: 1,415
  • Advanced degrees: 77%
  • Teacher starting salary (BA): $46,773
  • Teacher starting salary (MA): $53,651
  • Teacher average salary: $72,705
  • National Board Certified: 49
  • Other licensed staff: 220
  • Support staff: 717

More Information

* School divisions categorize and calculate information in different ways. For comparison purposes, please review the The Washington Area Boards of Education (WABE) Guide which compares local school divisions based on common factors.