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Approximately 19,400 prek-12 students attend the twenty-five comparably successful schools--fifteen elementary, four middle, four high, one alternative, and on technical school. All schools are accredited by the Virginia Department of Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Hanover County’s less-than-one-percent student
drop-out rate coupled with standardized test scores among the very best
in Virginia illustrate the district’s philosophy to find the wealth in every
child. Hanover County teachers enjoy excellent student-teacher ratios, many
active parent volunteers, abundant technological equipment, a beginning teacher
mentor program, and many other professional development
opportunities, including tuition reimbursement. The Department of Human
Resources welcomes applications for teaching positions year round.
The editors of the Herald Progress have said,
"When one takes into account the fact that Hanover County Schools provide their teachers with good schools, students willing to learn and parents who are appreciative of their efforts, the competitive salary structure is an additional incentive to not only come here, but to spend a career here." (December 2, 2004)
As one of the largest counties in the state,
Hanover County is a community that offers an extraordinary blend of
rural and civic pride with suburban living. In January 2007, Hanover
County was named one of the Top 100 Communities in America for Youth by
Hanover County is ranked among the top 50 localities in the United States for quality of life by the American City Business Journals. Forbes magazine recognized Hanover County for providing the "Biggest Bang for Your Buck" because it ranks in the top 50 counties in the nation in terms of student achievement vs. cost per pupil. It openly shares with curious visitors a unique glimpse of history. Hanover County has been named one of the Top 100 Communities in America for Youth by America's Promise.
The area abounds with a wide spectrum of cultural, recreational and entertainment activities. Our moderate, four-season climate allows for a variety of outdoor enjoyment and sensory excitement.
Paramount's Kings Dominion
The Hanover County School Board does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, disability or national origin in its employment practices or educational programs and activities. The Director for Special Education is designated as coordinator for non-discrimination for access to and implementation of programs under Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources is designated as coordinator for non-discrimination regarding personnel matters under Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. To contact Hanover County Public Schools by phone, you may call (804) 365-4500.