Middle Peninsula Elementary and Secondary Education

The seven public school systems in the Middle Peninsula region serve approximately 17,300 students in grades K - 12.

# of High Schools # of Middle/Intermediate Schools # of Elementary Schools Total Number of Students 1999
Essex County 1 (grades 9-12) 1 (grades 5-8) 1 (grades K-4) 2,021
Gloucester County 1(grades 9-12) 2(grades 6-8) 6(grades K-5) 8,179
King and Queen County 1(grades 8-12) 0 2(grades K-7) 1,062
King William County 1(grades 9-12) 1(grades 6-8) 1(grades K-5) 2,105
Mathews County 1(grades 9-12) 1(grades 5-8) 1(grades K-4) 1,519
Middlesex County 1(grades 9-12) 1(grades 6-8) 2(grades K-5) 1,880
Town of West Point 1(grades 9-12) 1(grades 6-8) 1(grades PK-5) 626

Source: Virginia Department of Education

In addition to public schools, approximately sixteen private schools in the Middle Peninsula serve grades K - 12 and special education needs.

Institutions of Higher Education

Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)

Chartered in 1940, the School of Marine Science/Virginia Institute of Marine Science (SMS/VIMS), has a tripartite mission of research, education, and advisory service in marine science. This mandate established an institution that is uniquely prepared to educate the highly qualified researchers, resource managers, and educators needed for the future. Today, SMS/VIMS is the third largest marine research and education center in the country.

Rappahannock Community College (RCC)

The Glenns campus of Rappahannock Community College is located in Gloucester County, near the intersections of Rt. 33 & 17. RCC is a division of the Virginia Community College System. RCC provides associate degrees, certificates and career studies certificates. Also offers Teletechnet in association with Old Dominion University, to offer 4 year and higher degrees.



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