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165 Gordons Fairground Rd
Amherst, VA 24521-0450
p. 434-946-0691

Amherst Middle School
in Amherst, VA

Phone Number, Test Scores, Demographics, Faculty, Address, and Students

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District & State Agencies

School District:
Amherst Co Pblc Schs
State Agency:
Virginia Department Of Education

Information Summary

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School Demographics and Characteristics

School TypeRegular school
Grades offered6th Grade – 8th Grade
LevelMiddle School
Teacher FTEs30.2
Surrounding communityRural, Fringe Census-defined rural territory that is less than or equal to 5 miles from an urbanized area, as well as rural territory that is less than or equal to 2.5 miles from an urban cluster.
Title I Eligible
School-wide Title IN/A
Magnet School
Charter School
Shared-time School

Demographics of Surrounding Area

Reported area around or near Amherst, VA 24521-0450
Total Population9,859 (611 urban / 9,248 rural)
Households3,862 (2.5 people per house)
Median Household Income$38,564
Families2,748 (2.99 people per family)
Pop. — African American2,253
Pop. — Asian23
Pop. — Pacific Islander3
Pop. — American Indian / Alaskan Native87
Pop. — White (incl. Hispanic)7,540
Pop. — Other51

Special Student Programs

What portion of students are enrolled in special programs?
  # in School % of School % of District
Free Lunch Students 151 33%  
Reduced-Price Lunch Students 43 9%  
Low-Cost Lunch Students 194 43%  
Migrant Students
Special Ed. Students     12%
English Language Learners     0%

Averaged Freshmen Graduation Rate (AGFR)

The averaged freshman graduation rate is the number of graduates with regular diplomas compared to the size of the incoming freshman class.
  District State
Black Non-HispanicN/A58%
Asian / Pacific IslanderN/A67%
American Indian / Alaskan NativeN/A63%
White Non-HispanicN/A80%
All Students<74%76%

Completion / Diploma Recipients

Senior students that successfully complete through High-School and receive either a diploma or other completion certificate. Note: %'s are based on total population and do not imply dropout rates.
  # in District % of Seniors
in District
% of Seniors
in State
H.S. Diploma Recipients 299 86.63%
GED Recipients     7.17%
Other Completers 24 5.31%

Student Demographics

How many students enroll at Amherst Middle School?
  # in School % of School % of State
Black Non-Hispanic104<22%26%
Asian / Pacific Islander2<N/A5%
American Indian / Alaskan NativeN/AN/AN/A
White Non-Hispanic334>73%58%
6th Grade 36 8 1 105 150
7th Grade 29 5 122 156
8th Grade 39 2 1 107 149
Total 104 15 2 334 455

Amherst Co Pblc Schs – District Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff FTEs (Full-Time Equivalents) for Amherst Middle School's local district.
  FTEs % of District % of State
Instructional Aides76.0<14%15%
Instructional Coordinators &amp; Supervisors53.0>10%9%
Library / Media Specialist10.0>2%2%
Library / Media Support14.5>3%1%
Guidance Staff (Elementary)6.0>1%1%
Guidance Staff (Secondary)7.5<1%2%
Guidance Staff Total27.5>5%3%
District Admins3.0<1%1%
Dist. Admin/Sppt22.5>4%3%
School Admins15.0<3%3%
School Admin/Sppt42.0>8%5%
Other Support263.7<48%49%
  FTEs % of District % of State

Amherst Co Pblc Schs Financial Summary

General district financials with comparisons to all districts in state.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Payments to Private Schools  $23
Payments to Charter Schools   
Long–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year$18,431,000<$3,868$4,277
 Issued During Fiscal Year$178,000<$37$1,520
 Retired During Fiscal Year$178,000<$37$1,520
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year$18,348,000<$3,851$4,472
Short–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year  $256
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year  $1,133
 Sinking Fund   
 Bond Fund   
 Other Funds   
Total Revenues$45,263,000<$9,501$11,099
Total Expenses$45,386,000<$9,526$11,198

Amherst Co Pblc Schs Teacher / Support Staff Salaries & Benefits

District compensation packages for teachers, instructional aides, and support staff.
  District † State Ave. †
† Limited to Teacher Salaries
Regular Education Programs$12,166,000$25,735,159
Special Education Programs$2,140,000$7,298,409
Vocational Education Programs$1,122,000$1,747,229
Other Education Programs$1,669,000$1,105,106
  District State Ave.
  Salary Benefits Salary Benefits
Instruction (incl. Teachers)$18,911,000$5,769,000$40,322,439$13,644,644
Support Services
 Instructional Staff$1,337,000$370,000$3,627,280$1,229,432
 General Administration$340,000$94,000$745,657$263,060
 School Administration$1,304,000$379,000$4,018,742$1,328,523
 Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$1,073,000$311,000$3,402,098$1,251,233
 Student Transportation$1,241,000$278,000$2,674,000$973,492
 Business / Central / Other$224,000$61,000$972,026$417,342
Food Services$675,000$200,000$1,458,770$560,711

Local District Expense Detail

Expense categories and state-level comparison for Amherst Co Pblc Schs.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Elementary / Secondary Education
  Support Services
  Instructional Staff$1,837,000<$385$605
  General Administration$510,000<$107$245
  School Administration$1,713,000<$359$560
  Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$3,611,000<$757$951
  Student Transportation$2,177,000<$456$530
  Business / Central / Other$547,000<$114$131
  Other Expenses
  Food Services$1,766,000<$370$384
  Enterprise Operations  $17
Non-Elementary / Non-Secondary Education
 Community Services  $102
 Adult Education$109,000<$22$39
Capital Outlay
 Land &amp; Existing Structures  $1,000
 Instructional Equipment$687,000>$144$99
 Other Equipment$233,000<$48$170
 Non-Specified Equipment   
Payments to State Govt's   
Payments to Local Govt's   
Payments to Other School Systems$438,000<$91$179
Debt Interest$888,000<$186$234

Local District Revenue Detail

Revenue categories and state-level comparison for Amherst Co Pblc Schs.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Federal Revenue
  Through State
  Title I$1,291,000<$270$271
  Children with Disabilities Idea$933,000<$195$214
  Math, Science, and Teacher Quality$284,000>$59$54
  Safe and Drug Free Schools$19,000<$3$6
  Title V, Part A$12,000<$2$3
  Vocational and Tech Education$81,000<$17$20
  Bilingual Education  $7
  Child Nutrition Act$836,000<$175$184
    Direct from Federal Government
  Impact Aid$2,000 $33
  Indian Education   
  Other  $62
State Revenue
 General Formula Assistance$21,124,000>$4,434$3,948
 Staff Improvement Programs$1,857,000>$389$345
 Special Education Programs$1,843,000>$386$385
 Compensatory and Basic Skills Programs$1,292,000>$271$257
 Bilingual Education Programs$3,000 $17
 Gifted and Talented Programs$135,000<$28$33
 Vocational Education Programs$391,000>$82$80
 School Lunch Programs$25,000<$5$5
 Capital Outlay and Debt Services Programs$424,000<$89$177
 Transportation Programs   
 Other Programs$142,000<$29$58
  On Behalf
  Employee Benefits   
  Not Employee Benefits   
Local Revenue
 Parent Government Contributions$12,470,000<$2,617$4,303
 Property Taxes   
 General Sales Taxes   
 Public Utility Taxes   
 Individual and Corporate Income Taxes   
 All Other Taxes   
 From Other School Systems$473,000<$99$279
 From Cities and Counties   
 Tuition Fees from Pupils and Parents$7,000<$1$32
 Transportation Fees from Pupils and Parents$4,000 $8
 School Lunch  $194
 Textbook Sales and Rentals$1,000 $2
 District Activity Receipts   
 Students Fees, Non-Specified   
 Other Sales and Services   
 Interest Earnings  $48

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