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 2020 operating budget totals $43.1 million.
    • 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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  • Monthly forums for families

    Monthly forums focusing on topics of interest to families are being organized by the Family and Community Engagement Department of Petersburg City Public Schools. While families are the focus of each forum, school system employees and community members are welcome. RSVPs are requested but not required. To RSVP or for more information, contact Brandon Jones at or 757-968-8300.
    Each Family Engagement Forum will begin at 6 p.m. and end at 7:30 p.m. and will take place at the Petersburg Public Library, 201 W. Washington St. Here are forum dates for the 2019-20 school year:

    • Oct. 1 forum on school and community safety
    • UPDATE: Nov. 12 forum on trauma and resilience-building -- This forum will be held jointly with the City and Schools Partnership 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov.12.
    • Dec. 3
    • Jan. 7
    • Feb. 4
    • March 3
    • May 5
    • June 2

    Families are the focus of the forum, but all community members are welcome.


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  • Family Time Machine Tuesdays

    Family Time Machine Tuesdays is a series of five genealogy workshops that will be held in the library at Maggie L. Walker Governor's School (1000 N. Lombardy St. in Richmond) 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 22, Nov. 5, Jan. 14, Feb. 11 and March 17. The workshops are free, but registration is required via Topics will include organization and tools for ancestry research, census records and tips for finding them, military records and tips for finding them, making your research memorable for family members and records of forced and voluntary migrations. The workshops are open to students, teachers and parents from the 12 school divisions that enroll students at Maggie Walker; Petersburg City Public Schools is one of those school divisions. Email if you have questions.

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