About Us

At Louisa County Public Schools, we know each student is capable of learning, achieving, and succeeding.  We know that graduates need to be prepared for the workforce as well as the classroom.  We know that a child is much more than a score on a standardized test.

Through innovation, compassion, and hard work, Louisa County Public Schools is fulfilling the promise of public education and has emerged as a top-caliber school division in the growing central Virginia area.

Louisa County High School's advanced curriculum options allow our best and brightest to graduate with not only a diploma but also an associate's degree, at little to no cost for families. Due to the education level of our faculty, LCHS is able to offer college credit courses right on campus every day.

LCHS has also developed one of the most varied and successful on-campus Career and Technical Education programs in the state. Our students hone job skills, earning industry certifications and licenses in fields such as the culinary arts, firefighting, cosmetology, building trades, turf management, nursing, and much more.

U.S. News and World Report recently bestowed its Bronze Award on LCHS, one of the only high schools in our region to receive the honor. Despite the challenges and disadvantages many of our students face, they continue to learn and pass the SOL tests at a higher-than-expected rate compared to their peers at other high schools.

This success comes on the heels of great challenges. In August 2011, an earthquake greatly damaged the old LCHS school building. The new Louisa County High School building opened in 2016 and is one of the most state-of-the-art school buildings in the commonwealth.

The stage for across-the-board success at LCHS is set at Louisa County Middle School, where pass rates continue to rise. Student achievement and school spirit go hand-in-hand at LCMS, which has also become a leader in the school division's Olweus Anti-Bullying Program. While the middle school years can be challenging, our team at LCMS takes a whole-child approach to support our young learners and prepare them for the next exciting steps in their development.

Moss-Nuckols Elementary School, which serves the growing Zion Crossroads area, uses a garden as the centerpiece of its emphasis on nutrition and wellness. Second-graders cultivate staples, such as lettuce and tomatoes, which supply the school cafeteria. They grow other vegetables, such as bok choy and Swiss chard, which are used in school-wide taste tests, exposing students to new foods.

Jouett Elementary School, in eastern Louisa, has implemented the highly-regarded Responsive Classroom curriculum, which develops the rhetorical and conversational skills of students through daily interactions. Students also participate in a number of community-building groups, such as the Garden Club, which has beautified the grounds. Jouett's Trailblazers program helps dedicated students develop leadership skills while teaching them that true leaders serve.

The August 2011 earthquake also destroyed Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, but the resulting challenges could not shake the heart of its dedicated faculty and staff. The school's Odyssey of the Mind team has become popular with students and successful, with the team consistently finishing among the top 20 in the state annually. Individual responsibility is reinforced for students in the BRAVO program, serving the needs of the school. Thomas Jefferson's monthly Key competition encourages positive actions for students as groups, with monthly rewards for those classes that remain on their best behavior.

Trevilians Elementary School, serving western Louisa County, recognizes that success takes a different form for each individual student. With the motto "Create, Achieve, Celebrate," the school encouraged short-term goal setting for every student this past year. Students determined their own weekly marks of success and earned treasure box prizes when they reached them. The school emphasized other incentives this year, including a weekly vocabulary assignment, which resulted in participating students being eligible to attend a school pep rally with the high school's football team and cheerleaders.

Louisa County Public Schools is a smaller district in a rural setting that boasts world-class results. LCPS has solidified itself at the top school division of the region, thanks to our focus on each student as an individual, our compassion for each student and our dedication to each student's success.

Awards & Honors

- Virginia Board of Education Continuous Improvement Award (LCHS)
- Virginia Board of Education Continuous Improvement Award (MNES)

- Distinguished Achievement Award from the Virginia Department of Education (JES)
- 2nd Place in VSBA Excellence in Workforce Readiness Award (LCHS)
- AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award from Sen. Mark Warner (LCHS)
- Occupant Protection Award from Virginia State Police/YOVASO (LCHS)
- Virginia Board of Education Continuous Improvement Award (LCMS)
- 1st Place in Odyssey of the Mind VA Region 10 (MNES)
- 5th Place in Odyssey of the Mind, state-wide (TES)
- Festival of Music Excellence Rating (TJES)

- 2nd Place in VSBA Excellence in Workforce Readiness Award (LCHS)
- Varsity Brands Spirit of Inclusion Award (LCHS)
- Wise Blue Star School (LCHS)
- 2nd Place in Odyssey of the Mind VA Region 10 (MNES)
- 6th Place in Odyssey of the Mind, state-wide (TES)
- Festival of Music Excellence Rating (TJES)

- Teach Anti-Bullying Award of Recognition & Appreciation (Division-Wide)
- Virginia Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Award (JES)
- 2nd Place in Odyssey of the Mind VA Region 10 (MNES)
- Governor's Bronze Award for Best Practices in Nutrition & P.E. (TES)

- Best New High School by the Association for Learning Environments (LCHS)
- 1st Place in Odyssey of the Mind VA Region 10 (MNES)
- First VA school to be a Certified Nature Explore School (MNES)

- Festival of Music Excellence Rating (MNES)
- 3rd Place in Odyssey of the Mind VA Region 10 (MNES)

Our Journey To Greatness magazine

Magazine Cover
Louisa County Public Schools is proud to announce that its feature magazine, "Our Journey To Greatness," is now available! This publication is possible thanks to a partnership with PrintingCenterUSA. 

To view "Our Journey To Greatness," please click here!

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Non-Discrimination Statement

Louisa County School Board's policy is to provide equal educational opportunities for all students, without regard to race, national origin, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability, or marital or parental status. Educational programs are designed to meet the varying needs of all students. No student on the basis of gender will be denied equal access to programs, activities, services, or benefits, or be limited in the exercise of any right, privilege, advantage, or denied equal access to educational and extracurricular programs and activities

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