Lynchburg City Schools Strings Program

Why We Stand Out

Why Our Professionals Stand Out

  • Region 5 Teacher of the Year 2014 was Hutcherson Early Learning Center’s Gerin Martin.

  • 319 employees that have 20 years of service or more at LCS.

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.


  • 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 2015 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.