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Division Overview

"It is the aim of the Bristol Virginia School Division to provide a range of programs, classes, and pupil services which accommodate the ability levels and individual needs of the pupils, to the end that each pupil may fully develop his mental, emotional, and physical potentialities, and recognize his own dignity and value as an individual and his responsibilities in a free society."  - Philosophy Bristol Virginia School Division

The Bristol Virginia School Division is comprised of four pre-K/Kindergarten through 5th grade elementary schools, one grade 6-8 middle school, and a grade 9-12 comprehensive high school.  All schools are fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The division's adopted annual budget (2022-2023) is $42,787,379 with a per pupil expenditure of $22,843.

A full array of educational offerings are available at all levels, including special education, gifted education, and Tech Prep.  Students in grades 4 - 12 are issued Dell laptops as part of our 1:1 Initiative, which provides opportunities for individualized instruction and content enrichment.  Virginia Middle School offers Spanish as well as Algebra 1 and Geometry.   All schools have outstanding art and music classes taught by specialists.

Virginia High School offers Advanced Placement classes in English, history, science, and math, in addition to dual enrollment courses with Virginia Highland Community College.  Honors classes, as well as outstanding career and technical offerings, such as marketing, culinary arts, and programming are also offered.  More than 79% of our graduates continue their education in a two or four-year colleges.

Class sizes average approximately 18 students at the elementary level, 15 at the middle school level, and 17 at the high school level.

More than 200 educators including classroom teachers, guidance counselors, special education teachers, librarians, and other specialists provide the best possible education for each child.  Nearly 50 percent of the certificated staff have earned master's degrees and the average Bristol Virginia teacher has more than 16.8 years of classroom experience.

Click on the links below for addresses, phone numbers, driving directions and more information:

Highland View Elementary School

Joseph Van Pelt Elementary School

Stonewall Jackson Elementary School

Washington-Lee Elementary School

Virginia Middle School

Virginia High School



  Administration Department Email
David Scott, Ed.D. Division Superintendent [email protected]
Gary Ritchie Assistant Superintendent [email protected]
Megan de Nobriga, Ed.D. Director of Special Education [email protected]
Tammy Jones Chief Financial Officer [email protected]
Jeff Shelton Chief Technology Officer [email protected]
Angel Hudson Program Director of Human Resources/FOIA Officer [email protected]
Jennifer Hurt Director of Federal Programs [email protected]
Brad Harper Director of Transportation/Student Services [email protected]
Bill Buckles Program Director of Facilities [email protected]
Kathy Hicks School Nutrition Program Director  [email protected]
Carmen Harper Data Management Program Director [email protected]