Amelon Elementary School 132 Amer Circle Madison Heights VA 24572 434-528-6498
Amherst County High School 139 Lancer Lane Amherst VA 24521 434-946-2898
Amherst Elementary School 156 Davis Street Amherst VA 24521 434-946-9704
Amherst Middle School 165 Gordons Fairgrounds Road Amherst VA 24521 434-946-0691
Central Elementary School 575 Union Hill Road Amherst VA 24521 434-946-9700
Central VA Training Center 521 Colony Road Madison Heights VA 24572 804-947-6000
Elon Elementary School 147 Younger Drive Madison Heights VA 24572 434-528-6496
Madison High School 287 Learning Lane Madison Heights VA 24572 434-846-2151
Monelison Middle School 257 Trojan Road Madison Heights VA 24572 434-846-1307
Pleasant View Elementary School 229 Dancing Creek Road Monroe VA 24574 434-528-6492
Temperance Elementary School 1981 Lowesville Road Amherst VA 24521 434-277-5663
A public school is any educational institution which is funded by taxpayer money. This type of education is administered and overseen by a school board which is responsible to the citizens of a particular community. Public schools usually teach their students according to the standard curriculum approved by local school boards operating within educational guidelines and standards set at the state and federal levels.
Public schools work to ensure that all students have access to the basic educational programs required by state and federal laws. In contrast, private schools must meet educational standards set by their particular guidelines or charters and usually require parents to pay tuition expenses. In addition to education programs, public schools often provide additional services to qualified students, including on-site health care, counseling, and after-school activities such as sports programs.