School Data

Over 11,300 students attend one of Williamsburg-James City County’s 16 public schools. Projections indicate that WJCC enrollment will continue to increase many years into the future.

Each year, the Virginia Department of Education compiles a fall membership report that details gender and ethnicity by grade. Often, the most recently compiled reports cover the previous school year.

Additionally, the state compiles several other reports over the course of a school year. These reports are posted in the “Statistics & Reports” section of the Virginia Department of Education website.

School divisions administer standardized tests to meet state and national requirements and to assess student understanding of the curriculum. These tests are primarily administered in the spring of each school year, and test results are released the following fall.

High school students also may take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the ACT as part of their efforts to gain admission to a college or university. If a student scores high enough on an Advanced Placement (AP) test, he or she may earn college credit.

Standardized test scores determine the school division’s state accreditation and measure progress toward Annual Measurable Objectives (AMO) that are set by the state.