Excellent Education

Shenandoah County is proud to be home to an excellent education system. Here are just a few of the school system’s quality education indicators:

Shenandoah County Public Schools Quality Education Indicators

  • Shenandoah County Schools educate over 6,100 PreK-12 students per year across 10 schools
  • Maintains Full Accreditation for all Division schools for seven consecutive years
  • SCPS five year Federal Graduation Indicator rate is 82% which exceeds the Commonwealth rate of 77% (School Performance Report Card)
  • In 2009-10 52% of SCPS students earned an Advanced Studies Diploma (School Performance Report Card)
  • In 2009-10 SCPS exceeded the state average in Math, Science, and History SOL achievement(School Performance Report Card)
  • 82.9% of the county’s population 25 years or older are high school graduates (American Community Survey)
  • 90% of SCPS graduates from 2010-11 plan to attend some form of post-secondary education (Senior Plans Report)
  • The Division is ranked has having one of the best academic returns on investment in the Commonwealth (Center of American Progress)
  • The Division hosts the regional Governor’s School
  • 100% of our core teachers are considered “Highly Qualified” (IPAL Report)
  • 48% of the teacher staff posses a Master’s degree or better (School Performance Report Card)
  • Consistently ranks at the top level  in Virginia for  Special Education Programming compliance
  • Campuses of two major universities (James Madison University and Shenandoah University) are less than 15 minutes from the County

In addition to Shenandoah County Public Schools, Shenandoah County is home to college preparatory programs, church affiliated schools, job training workshops, and GED programs.