The Goochland County Public School division was recently recognized by Niche.com among the top in several categories at both the regional and state level in their 2018 rankings, published last month at https://www.niche.com/k12/d/goochland-county-public-schools-va/ These ratings are based on a rigorous analysis of statistics as well as student and parent reviews for schools across the Commonwealth.
Goochland’s distinctions in the 2018 rankings include:
- #1 school division out of 17 in the Richmond region
- #1 safest school division out of 17 in the Richmond region
- #10 best school division in Virginia out of 132
- #6 safest school division in Virginia out of 132
When determining a rating, Niche ranks various factors and weights different performance measures. The greatest weight is placed on an academic measure and is 50% of the rating. Culture & diversity, health & safety, student & parent surveys, and teacher quality are each weighted at 10%. Resources & facilities are 5% of the overall assessment, while clubs, activities and sports are weighted at 2.5% each.
“Goochland County Public Schools is a proud and successful school division due to the efforts of our outstanding staff in all dimensions of our organization-teachers, leaders, staff, students, parents, and the community that supports them,” said Dr. Jeremy Raley, Superintendent. “We are excited for this recognition and even more excited to continue to find ways to make the Goochland experience even better”
The recognition by Niche.com arrives after several recent GCPS recognitions, including the Virginia Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Award and the recent recognition of Mr. Jay Brockman as the Virginia middle school CTE teacher of the year.