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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  • Summer Meals Distribution Schedule Announced

    Beginning June 25th, Petersburg City Public Schools (PCPS) will operate its summer meals distribution plan. Any child aged 2-18 may participate in the meals distribution. Breakfast and lunch will be available at  Vernon Johns middle school,  Cool Spring elementary school, and  Walnut Hill elementary school Monday through Thursday.  Meals will be available at Blandford Academy (serving the Boys’ and Girls’ Club) Tuesday through Thursday starting on July 6th.

    Meals at Cool Spring and Walnut Hill will be provided drive-thru style. If the student is not with the parent/guardian picking up the meal at the time, the parent/guardian will be required to give their child’s name. Students enrolled for in-person school this summer will receive breakfast and lunch at school.


    Drive-thru Meals Distribution Locations and Times


    Monday-Thursday (Closed July 5th)


    Cool Spring Elementary School: pickup 10:15am-11am


    Walnut Hill Elementary School: pickup 11:30am-12:15pm


    The meals distribution for pickup drive-thru ends July 29th.


    Petersburg Parks and Recreation will provide meals distribution at Lee Memorial Park and at the Petersburg Sports Complex July 6th thru Aug 12th.  Please contact the Petersburg Parks and Recreation department for more information.


    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:

     This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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