Why Goochland

Ranked #1 by Niche.com

Goochland County Public Schools is named the #1 school division in the Richmond metro region by Niche.com SIX years in a row! Niche.com also ranked Goochland teachers the BEST in the Richmond area.

VDOE School Division of Innovation

Goochland is 1 of 15 School Divisions of Innovation across Virginia. Goochland is recognized for designing and implementing alternatives to traditional instructional practices and school structures that improve student learning and promote college and career readiness, and good citizenship.

Apple Distinguished Schools

All five of our schools are Apple Distinguished Schools. Goochland has an established one-to-one program, distinguished by innovative use of technology in the hands of students to promote engaging learning experiences. Distinguished schools have faculty that demonstrate proficiency with technology, and school leaders articulate a vision for how technology can promote student success, with results toward established instructional goals.

Goochland High School is a Unified Champion

A Special Olympics Unified Champion School has an inclusive school climate and exudes a sense of collaboration, engagement, and respect for all members of the student body and staff. A Unified Champion School receiving national banner recognition has demonstrated commitment to inclusion by meeting 10 national standards of excellence. These standards were developed by a national panel of leaders from Special Olympics and the education community.