Charlottesville City Public Schools
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Charlottesville City Schools, also known as Charlottesville City Public Schools, is the school division that administers public education in the United States city of Charlottesville, Virginia. The current superintendent is Dr. Rosa Atkins.
- Burnley-Moran Elementary
- Clark Elementary
- Greenbrier Elementary
- Jackson-Via Elementary
- Johnson Elementary
- Venable Elementary
Upper Elementary school
Unlike most traditional American school systems, Charlottesville City schools have an Upper Elementary which adds an additional step between Elementary school and Middle/Jr. High school. The school is Walker Upper Elementary school and it teaches Fifth grade and Sixth grade. Walker Elementary is named after Hazewell H. Walker, who was a teacher in the school system. He was also a Rotarian.
Charlottesville's public schools were segregated for decades. Despite the Brown v. Board of Education decision, the school board refused to integrate. A lawsuit representing black students from Burley High School and the Jefferson School led the city to undertake the strategy of Massive Resistance, closing the public schools to avoid integrating.
- Charlottesville City Schools (Official Site)
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- "Mayor Fife to Unveil Walker Portrait at HS". Charlottesville-Albemarle Tribune. May 9, 1974.