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Education

Students in the Powhatan area are academically challenged by excellent public and private educational systems. The Powhatan County School System is dedicated to providing quality education through the use of their facilities, implementation of technology and their experienced educators. There are three elementary schools, a middle school, a junior high and a high school that all work to prepare the community’s children for bright futures. The high school boasts some of the highest SOL scores in the state, and also has a Junior ROTC and cosmetology program for interested high school students. They offer to qualified seniors the opportunity to earn the equivalent of a year’s worth of college credits while completing their 12th grade year through The College Connection Academy.

Blessed Sacrament Huguenot is a Catholic college-preparatory school, grades Pre-12, dedicated to educating the whole child spiritually, academically, socially and physically. The diverse school family and the traditionally structured environment foster communication among students, faculty, home and administration. The school understands the importance of small class size, which allows the faculty to nurture and develop each student’s full God-given potential. Their mission is to graduate students who are goal-oriented, socially and morally responsible and equipped with the knowledge and skills to be successful in higher education and in life.

The Richmond metropolitan area is home to several colleges and universities, including the University of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Union University and Randolph-Macon College. Additionally, Longwood University, Hampden-Sydney, John Tyler Community College and J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College are all located in nearby communities.

Superintendent

Dr. Margaret S. Meara
Powhatan County Public Schools 2320 Skaggs Rd., Powhatan 804-598-5700 • Fax: 804-598-5705 margaret.meara@powhatan.k12.va.us www.powhatan.k12.va.us

Schools

(In Alphabetical Order)

Blessed Sacrament Huguenot
Private (Grades PreK-12)
2501 Academy Rd., Powhatan
598-4211
Principal: Joseph Oley, Jr.

Flat Rock Elementary School
(Grades PreK - 4)
2210 Batterson Rd., Powhatan
598-5743
Principal: Thomas Sulzer

Pocahontas Elementary School
(Grades PreK - 4)
4294 Anderson Hwy., Powhatan
598-5717
Principal: Linda Dail

Powhatan Elementary School
(Grades PreK - 4)
4111 Old Buckingham Rd., Powhatan
598-5730
Principal: Constance Deal

Pocahontas Middle School
(Grades 5-6)
4290 Anderson Hwy., Powhatan
598-5720
Principal: Lynn Clayton-Prince

Powhatan Junior High School
(Grades 7-8)
4135 Old Buckingham Rd., Powhatan
598-5782
Principal: Richard Stewart

Powhatan High School
(Grades 9-12)
1800 Judes Ferry Rd., Powhatan
598-5710
Principal: Robert Carden

Powhatan County School Board 2010

District 1
Heinrich A. (Rick) Gideons
Fine Creek & Subletts Precincts
794-5841

District 2
Jason Moore
Powhatan Station and Graceland Precincts
598-8851

District 3
Valarie C. Ayers
Vice Chairman
Bethesda Precinct
598-7290

District 4
Debbie M. Jones
Powhatan Courthouse and Ballsville Precincts
598-2118

District 5
Timothy L. Gresham Chairman
Smith Cross Roads and Pineville Precincts
375-3601

Powhatan County Public Library

First and foremost, the library’s mission is to meet the intellectual, educational, social, cultural and recreational needs of the community.

The Powhatan County Public Library provides access to a wide variety of materials (50,000 items) and services. The adult, young adult and children’s collections include novels and non-fiction, large print and talking books, movies, magazines and newspapers. The collection (card catalog), databases and resources are all accessible through the County Website, www.powhatanva.gov. Just click on the library button, located on the right side of the home page.

There are multiple high-speed Internet computers and wireless networks available for public use. Story hours are offered for preschoolers throughout the year. During the summer reading program please bring your school age children and check out the extremely popular events that take place in and around the library.

Community meetings may be held at the library. Please call us to reserve the large and small meeting rooms. In addition, there are two small study rooms, which are available on a first come, first serve basis. The library provides a color copier, laser printer and faxing services, all of which may be used for a minimal fee. For more information about the library, please visit the Website at www.powhatanlibrary.org or call 804-598-5670.

HOURS
Monday: 9 AM - 8 PM
Tues., Wed. & Thurs.: 9 AM - 7 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 3 PM
Sunday: Closed

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