Essex County Public Schools


Essex County Public Schools


Essex County is conveniently located along the Rappahannock River in Virginia's Middle Peninsula, approx. 1 hour from Richmond, Fredericksburg and Williamsburg, and approx. 2 hours from Washington D.C. Tappahannock Elementary, Essex Intermediate, and Essex High are all accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The school system stresses a new reading plan, widespread computer education, and a gifted and talented program.

Mission Statement

MISSION STATEMENT: Essex County Public Schools exists to serve the individualized educational needs of our students. DIVISION GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. We will ensure the progress of our students. To do so, we will create a safe environment that is conducive to learning, which strives to educate all students to be literate problem solvers; reflective thinkers; and self directed, healthy productive citizens. We recognize that all students have unique needs and we commit ourselves to serving them. We will have high expectations, combined with the necessary support for all students, faculty and staff. 2. We will help our students graduate. To do so, we will know where all of our students are in their progress toward graduation, and provide opportunities to ensure they graduate. 3. We will teach our students to be productive in the 21st century. To do so, we will continue to integrate technology as a natural part of classroom instruction and learning. To develop improved media literacy skills, students will access and critique information. 4. We will partner with the community and focus our efforts and available resources. To do so, we will be purposeful and committed to creating partnerships with our community. We will seek to instill confidence in our school system by providing thoughtful and measured leadership. We will strengthen our public outreach by listening and including the various voices of our community. And, we will remain good stewards of finite public resources.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Essex County School Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities or employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

Essex County Public Schools

109 N Cross St, Tappahannock, VA 22560