Lynchburg City Schools Strings Program

Why We Stand Out

Why Our Professionals Stand Out

  • Region 5 Teacher of the Year 2013 was Linkhorne Elementary School’s Jennifer Lovett.
  • Meg Smith at Dunbar Middle School was selected as Virginia Teacher of the Year in 2012.
  • 319 employees that have 20 years of service or more at LCS.
  • Teachers partnered with the Red Cross doing blood drives throughout the community.

Why Our Academics Stand Out


  • Magnet schools: Dearington Elementary School for Innovation and T. C. Miller School for Innovation.
  • K-5 classrooms are provided with hands-on science kits.
  • One-to-one initiative brings laptops to all upper-grade elementary students at Dearington Elementary and T. C. Miller Elementary schools for innovation, and William Marvin Bass Elementary.
  • Heritage Elementary School’s 21st Century Community Learning Center program received national recognition in November 2012 by the U.S. Department of Education.


  • Our two nationally recognized high schools offer 25 AP courses, and numerous core and Career-Tech dual enrollment courses.
  • Middle School CTE programs include: technical drawing, introduction to computer applications, key boarding, make it your business, teen living, introduction to technology (6th grade), inventions and innovations (7th grade), and technological systems (8th grade).
  • Participation in Early College Scholars & Governors STEM Academy.
  • Both high schools were included in the Washington Post’s 2014 national ranking of the most challenging high schools.

Why Our Community Stands Out

  • GIVE ME 5 has invited parents to give 5 minutes, hours, days, dollars and classes each year. Last school year, more than 2,800 volunteers spent a total of 59,656 hours in the classroom, on field trips, and helping out with a number of other activities.
  • THE BEACON OF HOPE PARTNERSHIP includes the Future Center, Mentoring Programs, and Scholarships to help students reach post-secondary education.
  • PARTNERS IN EDUCATION links businesses, organizations and institutions in the area to our school division to provide more educational opportunities for all students.
  • AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK attracted more than 120 prospective parents to our schools, and generated community support with hundreds of parent volunteers.
  • THE LYNCHBURG CITY SCHOOLS EDUCATION FOUNDATION, INC.’s Board of Directors awarded 49 grants totaling $69,346.50 to Lynchburg City Schools teachers. The Classroom Innovation Grant program provides funds to a wide range of innovative teacher projects and programs. To date, more than $408,000 has been awarded through the program.

Compiled by E. C. Glass student-intern Averie Good