Petersburg City Public Schools


Petersburg City Public Schools will develop 21st-century citizens able to effectively collaborate, communicate and innovate.

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Fast Facts

    • FY 2021 operating budget totals $45,308,474; grants $8,508,918; and food service $2,993,100 totaling $56,810,492.
    • 322 teachers (including counselors and librarians)
    • 621 employees total
    • 83 percent of students graduate in four years.
    • The 211 graduates in the class of 2019 earned $1.8 million in scholarships and grants.
    • 4,196 students (90.23% Black, 5.55% Hispanic, 2.74% White, 0.67% Two or more races, 0.45% Asian, 0.26% Native Hawaiian, 0.09% American Indian)
    • 11.2% students with disabilities
    • 75.26% economically disadvantaged students
    • 5.15% English learners

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  • Update to Distribution of Meals:


    Petersburg City Public Schools will continue to provide meals to students throughout the school year.  Meals will be provided on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays following the schedule below:



    • Mondays – breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack for, Tuesday, and Wednesday
    • Wednesday– breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack for, Thursday and Friday
    • Fridays – Dinner, and snack for Saturday and Sunday and breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack for Monday


    Exceptions to the schedule- NO MEALS will be given out on November 25 – 27, December 21 – January 1, January 18, April 2 – 9, and May 31.  Meals will be provided at the locations noted below on Tuesday, January 19, and Tuesday, June 1.  The school division will provide media releases as reminders closer to the impacted dates and to provide any changes to the meal distribution schedule. 


    Pick Up Location:  Vernon Johns Middle School (2:30-4:30) 


    Mobile meal distributions sites with the approximate delivery times noted below:


    Route 1 (Lakemont Area)

    2:35 Sunset Mobil Home Park

    2:45 Spring Garden Mobil Home Park

    2:55 Aqua Apartments

    3:05 Meadow Brook & Normandale Ave.

    3:15 Pine Tree Apartments

    3:25 Shady Grove Mobil Home Park

    3:35 American Inn Hotel

    3:45 Pender Ave & Walker Ave

    4:00 Blue & Gray Mobil Home Park

    4:30 Flagship Hotel


    Route 2 (Lakemont Area)

    2:35 Croatan Apartments

    2:50 Pin Oaks Apartments

    3:30 Blandford School

    3:15 Miller Street

    3:25 Kings Motel

    3:35 Best Inn Motel


    Route 3 (Lakemont Area)

    2:35 Jessie Lee Apartments (Roberts Lane)

    2:50 Caviler Apartments (at the turnaround)

    3:15 Crater Road & Texas Ave

    3:25 Windham St & Roundtop

    3:35 Old Wythe & Accomack St

    3:45 North Old Church & Cameron St

    4:00 North Old Church & East Washington


    Route 4 (Cool Spring Area)

    2:35 Stately Court Apartments

    2:45 Burn & Liberty

    2:55 Halifax & Wesley

    3:15 Chesnutt & Saint Matthews

    3:25 Virginia Ave & High Pearl St

    3:40 Lieutenant Run (Main Entrance)

    4:00 Tanglewood Apartments (Main Entrance)

    4:20 Ivy Gates Apartments (By the Pool)


    Route 5 (Cool Spring Area)

    2:35 Talley Drive (Front of Cool Springs Elem)

           2:45 Custer & Hawk St

    2:50 Halifax & Arlington St.

    3:00 Augusta & Patterson Ave

    3:10 Tabernacle Church Daycare (Halifax Street)

    3:20 Harden St & Shore St

    3:30 Jefferson St & Fillmore St

    3:40 Webster Court & Mars St (Entrance Only)

    3:50 Laurel Rd & Azalea St

    4:05 Toll Gate Lane & Wheelhouse Court

    4:15 Crater Square Apartments

    4:30 Myric Ave & King Ave 


    Route 6 (Walnut Hill Area)

    2:35 Addison Apartments (Main Entrance)

    2:50 Craterwood Apartments

    3:10 South Plains & Crater Road

    3:15 North Plains & Dolan Drive

    3:30 Lakewood Dr & Westwood Dr

    3:40 Lakewood Dr & Beechwood Dr

    3:50 Spotswood Dr & Westwood Dr

    4:10 Normandy Dr & Oakwood Dr

    4:20 Bradford & Francis

    4:30 Robertson & Walt Circle


    Route 7 (Walnut Hill Area)

    2:35 Camelot (Go to the back and come around)

    2:40 Gustabo & Denise Road

    2:50 South Park & Forest Hill

    3:00 Gordon Dr & Hoke Dr

    3:15 Gordon Dr & Wright Road

    3:25 North Park & Retnag Road

    3:35 North Park & Forest Hill

    3:55 Homestead Dr & Rollingwood

    4:00 Quail Oaks Apartments (Enter Parking Lot in Front)

    4:15 Varina Ave & Bermuda Ave

    4:30 Monticello ave & Tuckahoe Ave


    Route 8 (Walnut Hill Area)

    2:35 Holly Hill Dr & Newport Ave

    2:45 Pinehurst & Kenmore

    2:55 Deerfield Dr & Glendale Ave

    3:05 Wiz Kids Daycare (Entrance in Front)

    3:15 Morten Ave & Colston Ave

    3:25 Ft. Rice & Morton Ave

    3:35 Buckner Ave & Hancock Ave

    3:45 Anderson St & Beauregard

    3:55 Walton St & Haskell St

    4:10 South Blvd & Warren St

    4:20 Coggins St & Burke St

    4:30 Sunset & Westover


    Route 9 (Pleasants Lane Area)

    2:35 Bogese & Brierwood Rd (Ramblewood)

    2:45 Jefferson South of the James Apartment (Entrance)

    3:00 West Lane & Circle Dr

    3:15 North Halcum Dr & Darby Dr

    3:30 Valor & Valor Drive

    3:45 Magnolia Farms & Young’s Road

    4:00 Ferndale & Garson Dr.

    4:10 Ferndale & Summit Dr.

    4:20 Summit Point Apartments (Entrance)


    Route 9A (Pleasants Lane Area)

    2:40 Pecan Acres

    3:05 Ferndale & Atlantic

    3:10 Indiana & Rome

    3:20 Chappell & Wythe St

    3:30 Chappell & Washington

    3:40 Hinton St


    Route 10 (Pleasants Lane Area)

    2:35 Henry Williams Apartments (South Street Side in front)

    2:45 Gillfield Dr & Lee Ave (Stop on Lee Ave @ Entrance)

    3:00 Perry Street Lofts (Stop on Wythe St)

    3:15 Dunlop & McKensie St

    3:35 McKensie St & West St

    3:45 Hinton St & West St

    3:55 Hinton St & South St

    4:00 West Washington & Stiles St

    4:15 Pocahontas Island


    In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 


    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.


    To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 


    (1)mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

     1400 Independence Avenue, SW

      Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

    (2)     fax: (202) 690-7442; or

    (3)     email:


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  • Petersburg City Public Schools

    Maria Pitre-Martin, Ph.D., Superintendent

    School Division Receives Information on COVID-19,  Update on Virtual Academy


    PETERSBURG, VA 7 OCTOBER 2020- The Petersburg City Public Schools Board held its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, October 7th. The Board members received an update on the reopening of schools from Dr. Maria Pitre-Martin, Superintendent of Petersburg City Public Schools during the meeting. At the beginning of the meeting, Board members passed a resolution recognizing October as Anti-bullying Month and an additional resolution proclaiming October as National Principals Month.

    The first presentation of the meeting came from the District Health Director for the Crater District Health Departments, Dr. Alton Hart and Ms. Katrina Safrey,  the Senior Epidemiologist with the Crater Health District.  During their briefing to the Board on the status of COVID-19 in the Petersburg community and Crater Health region, Ms. Safrey and Dr. Hart shared detailed data from the Virginia Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard. Based on the data presented, the Petersburg Virtual Academy will remain in place at this time.

    “Now that the Virtual Academy has been up and running for almost a month, we wanted to be sure that we are being responsive to the needs of our families,” offered Dr. Maria Pitre-Martin.  “Analyzing how our students are utilizing technology  in the virtual academy and getting feedback from families on their experience to date is essential if we are going to continue to provide high quality remote instruction,” she added. The Superintendent emphasized that the school division has a better picture of students who are actually enrolled and attending school since the first week of the Virtual Academy began.

    During the Superintendent’s update on the reopening of schools presentation, Dr. Pitre-Martin highlighted the work and infrastructure in place that was used to prepare and sustain the Virtual Academy. Dr. Pitre-Martin iterated the need for the school division to continue its efforts in achieving more effective two-way engagement and communication with Petersburg families.  She encouraged all families to contact their school with their most up-to-date phone numbers and email addresses.


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