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% of Teachers Retained Yearly
Teacher Retention Rate

We provide our teachers with the necessary professional development opportunities to increase their skills to execute instructional innovation within their classes, while also engaging their students in learning that enhances students' critical thinking skills. Our innovative culture leads to success in other areas such as teacher recruitment and the development of a strong academic culture.

VCS Innovative Initiatives Include:

  • Restart Schools
    • E.M. Rollins Elementary School – STEAM
    • Eaton Johnosn Middle School
    • Northern Vance High School
  • Opportunity Culture
    • Aycock, Dabney, and Zeb Vance Elementary Schools
    • Pinkston Street, Lelia B. Yancey, and E.O. Young Elementary Schools
  • We Inspire! – 1.0 and 2.0
  • Problem-based Learning
  • Robotics
  • Model Learning Environments
  • i-Ready Intervention
  • AVID
  • Fine Arts
    • Arts Alive!
    • Streetscape
    • Strings Program
    • Partnership with Wolf Trap
  • Academically or Individually Gifted (AIG) Program at the VCS Middle Schools

Teacher Turnover in K-12 Public Schools by District

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