Wise County Educational Opportunities

  1. Public Schools
  2. Private Schools
  3. Colleges & Universities
  4. Other Area Institutions

Public Elementary & Secondary Schools

Wise County Public Schools currently serves 5,500 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Wise County prides itself on consistently ranking in the top five among the 132 school divisions in the commonwealth for student performance on state mandated testing. A leader in education in Southwest Virginia, Wise County Schools operates 13 schools to serve its students. Each school is equipped with modern technology to enhance the teaching and learning process.

High School Consolidation & Renovation

The school system opened the doors to two new high schools, Central High School and Union High School, in 2014 following the consolidation of six high schools into three. The other school, Eastside High School, was also renovated and welcomed students in 2013. Our high school program also includes the Wise County Career-Technical Center, which is a state-of-the-art vocational school that offers a variety of course programs that include:

  • Automotive Training
  • Cosmetology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Cybersecurity
  • Drafting
  • Electrical
  • Nursing
  • Teachers for Tomorrow, etc.

Academic & Extracurricular Pride

Wise County Schools prides itself on success in the classroom and in extracurricular activities. Our school division showcases the amount of talent that is in our region. From academic accolades, athletic teams that excel, and programs in the arts whose success speaks for themselves, our talented students have the opportunity to showcase their talents at the local, regional, and state level.


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