Louisa County has progressive schools preparing students for college and the workforce, with ever-improving college prep and technology programs.

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Louisa County Public Schools operates four elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school.

The County also has an alternative education center for students at the middle and high school levels. The high school has an extensive Career and Technical Education department and access to a Governor's School.

All of Louisa County’s public schools are “fully accredited” by the Virginia Department of Education, having met or exceeded the standards required on the SOL assessments.

Public school enrollment for the 2009-2010 school year was 4,712 students, and is expected to rise. 

The school division employs approximately 380 teachers. Approximately 44% of teachers have Master's degrees.  The division strives to maintain a 21:1 student/teacher ratio at the elementary level and a 25:1 student/teacher ratio at the middle and high school levels.

As of 2010, Louisa County High School’s graduation rate was 92.31%, with 67% of graduates planning to attend a 2- or 4-year college. 

Private School

There is one K-12 private school in the county and many others nearby.

Higher Education

Over a dozen colleges and universities are within two hours, including:

  • Bridgewater College (Bridgewater)
  • College of William and Mary (Williamsburg)
  • George Mason University (Fairfax)
  • Hampden-Sydney College (Farmville)
  • James Madison University (Harrisonburg)
  • Longwood University (Farmville)
  • Randolph Macon (Ashland)
  • University of Mary Baldwin (Staunton)
  • University of Mary Washington (Fredericksburg)
  • University of Richmond (Richmond)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville)
  • Washington and Lee University (Lexington)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond)
  • Virginia Union University (Richmond)
  • Virginia Military Institute (Lexington)
  • Virginia Tech (Blacksburg)

There are also several excellent community colleges nearby:

  • Piedmont Virginia Community College (Charlottesville)
  • J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College (Richmond)
  • Germanna Community College (Locust Grove and Fredericksburg)