Welcome to ECPS

In partnership with our students, faculty, staff, parents, and the community, Essex County Public Schools is committed to creating Pathways to Excellence by promoting a positive, student-focused culture striving for continuous improvement that meets the academic, athletic, artistic, and career-occupational needs of all our students by guiding, inspiring, celebrating, and teaching our students as we equip them to meet the challenges of a global society.


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Title IX Policy and Reporting

ECPS American Rescue Plans

American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III Plan for Essex County Public Schools

ARP ESSER III Spending Plan-Essex County Public Schools

ECPS Return To School Plan

Essex County Public Schools
Plan for Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services


 Joint Meeting with Essex County School Board and Essex County Board of Supervisors in the Essex High School Library
Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at 7:00 p.m.

SPED Annual Plan Public Review 2024

Middle Peninsula Regional Adult & Career Education


What's Happening

ECPS Accomplishments

Completion of the Athletic Concession Stand: $250k
 Completion of EHS Track: $499k (Bids between $840k to $1Mill+)
 Completion of a Badge Entry and Upgraded Camera System: $500k
 Work in progress on Grandstand Upgrade (between $250k-$500k)
 Implementation of JROTC Program
 Upgrades of the HVAC System at TES: $500k
 Two Electric Buses: $1 Million
 Technology Upgrades: $ 1 Million
 Highest Aggregate SOL Achievement in 20 years – ranked 111 in 2022 (16 most improved in state- source Comprehensive Instructional Program)
 Implemented Synchronous and Asynchronous Virtual Instruction
 New Instructional Accountability Model (Cited by VDOE as an exemplar)
 New Instructional Model (16 most improved system in Commonwealth)
 Enhanced Literacy Program and Model
 14 th Most Improved High School and School Division in VA (Out of 132)
 Restarted talks between the Town and County regarding a joint vehicle maintenance facility.
 Improved NNTC enrollment number to 3 rd out of the participating school divisions, with 56 application: 2 nd for participating school divisions.
 Budget FY24: Managed Reduction in Force process for more than 30 staff.
 Demonstrated improved aggregated achievement in EHS SOLs for 1st term this year compared to 1 st term last year.

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