Buena Vista City Public Schools


Buena Vista City Public Schools


An independent city of about 6,500 citizens, Buena Vista boasts a beautiful setting along the scenic Maury River in Rockbridge County, Virginia. Bounded on the east by the Blue Ridge Mountains, Buena Vista is home to Southern Virginia University as well as several small industries. Interstates I-81 and I-64 conveniently put Roanoke, Staunton, Harrisonburg, Waynesboro, and Charlottesville within an hour’s drive. Buena Vista is a 10 minute drive from historic Lexington, Virginia, home to the Virginia Military Institute, Washington & Lee University and The Virginia Horse Center. Eleven degree granting colleges are within 65 miles.

Mission Statement

The Buena Vista City Public School Division includes a contemporary high school, a middle school, and two elementary schools. A total enrollment of approximately 950 students enables the faculty to provide personal attention and outstanding instruction. In January 2005, the State Department of Education recognized the system as a Distinguished Title I School Division. It is the mission of Buena Vista City Public Schools to empower students to reach their fullest educational potentials, discover their strengths and develop visions for their futures. Curricula and programs encompass core academic areas based on the Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools. All schools provide students with opportunities to participate in art, music, and physical education programs and have modern libraries and media centers. At the high school level, students may choose from general education, career and technical education majors, or advanced academic courses that carry college level, dual-enrollment credit.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Buena Vista City Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Buena Vista City School Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, political affiliation, sex, or handicapping conditions.

Buena Vista City Public Schools

2329 Chestnut Ave. Suite A, Buena Vista, VA 24416-2621