Sussex County Public School

Find Sussex County Virginia public schools, including charter schools, k-12, elementary, middle, and high schools, school districts, boards, systems and PTAs. Public schools provide information on tuition, school rankings, school enrollment, education, curriculum, classes, records, and teacher student ratios.


Ellen W. Chambliss Elementary School 10415 Higgins Street Wakefield VA 23888 757-899-5391


Jefferson Elementary School 9436 Mayes Street Jarratt VA 23867 434-535-8810

Sussex Central High School 21394 Sussex Drive Waverly VA 23890 434-246-6051

Sussex Central Middle School 21356 Sussex Drive Stony Creek VA 23882 434-246-2251

Sussex I State Prison 24414 Musselwhite Drive Waverly VA 23890 804-834-9967

Sussex II State Prison School 24427 Musselwhite Drive Waverly VA 23891 804-834-3187

What is a Public School?

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.