Isle of Wight County Schools is committed to preparing approximately 5,500 students in all nine of its schools for excellence in the 21st century. The division provides an array of rigorous educational programs supported by the latest technologically advanced instructional resources. Students are encouraged to challenge themselves in a collaborative global learning environment that is designed to prepare them for college, career and citizenship. IWCS continues to gain momentum in student achievement by narrowing the gap in Standards of Learning (SOL) pass rates and SAT scores. Recent data also shows the school division’s on-time graduation rate continues to exceed the state with the dropout rate plummeting to 2.5 %, one of the lowest in the state.
Isle of Wight County Schools dedicates its efforts to ensuring all students will benefit from a robust curriculum with concentration in the core studies of language arts, math, social studies and science. The curriculum is also rich in fine arts, physical education and career/technical education.
Isle of Wight County has two high schools, Smithfield High and Windsor High, serving grades 9-12. Smithfield Middle serves grades 7-8, and Georgie D. Tyler Middle hosts grades 6-8. Carrsville Elementary and Windsor Elementary, in the southern portion of Isle of Wight, enroll grades K-5. Carrollton Elementary and Hardy Elementary, in the northern end of the county, house grades K-3. Westside Elementary, in Smithfield, serves students in grades 4-6. The ratio of pupils to classroom teacher positions is 23:1 for grades K-12.