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ACPS 101 for Families

How do I know which school my child should attend?
Please visit the Attendance Zone locator to find out more about your
neighborhood school:

ACPS Fast Facts
Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) serves more than 15,000 students who
hail from more than 100 countries and speak 121 languages. ACPS has 18
schools, including two middle schools, two K-8 schools, one pre-K school and the
internationally recognized Alexandria City High School. 

What are the student demographics at ACPS?
As of 2020-21, the student demographics were the following:

  • Asian: 5.6%

  • Black: 26.0%

  • Hispanic: 37.9%

  • White: 26.9%

  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: >1%

  • Native American: >1%

  • Multi-racial: 3.4%

  • Countries of birth: 110

  • Native languages: 121

ACPS Special Programs by the Numbers
As of 2020-21, special programs at ACPS included the following:

  • Eligible for free or reduced price meals (60%);

  • Students requiring English Learner (EL) services (33.5%);

  • Receiving talented and gifted service (11%);

  • Students receiving special education services (10%).

​​Who is my School Board Member?

The Alexandria City School Board is a nine-member elected body that adopts
policy for the daily operation of schools and sees that school laws are properly
explained, enforced, and observed. The City is divided into three voting districts,
and three Board Members are elected from each district. Each member serves a
three-year term. 

To learn more about the School Board Members:

To access the City of Alexandria Voting Districts Map:

To contact the School Board:

Who do I contact with a question about day-to-day operations of the

If you have a question about day-to-day operations of the division, the staff
supporting Ask ACPS will be able to connect you with the information requested:

For questions or issues involving a specific student, please start by contacting
your child’s teacher, school support staff or Principal.

Where can I get a copy of the ACPS Student Code of Conduct?
A copy of the code can be found here:

Where can I get a copy of the ACPS 2025 Strategic Plan?
A copy of the plan can be found here:

Where can I access ACPS and school newsletters?
If you’d like to receive the weekly ACPS Express or other district-wide email
newsletters by program, topic, school news or grade level, please sign up here:

How do I find out more about ACPS?
Please visit the new ACPS website at