Economic Development

Education

Smyth County School System

Classification

Number

Enrollment

Elementary

6

2,159

Combined

1

177

Middle

3

1,052

High School

3

1,422

Totals:

13

4,810

 

Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 10:1

2011 Graduates (Diploma and GED): 371

Per Pupil Expenditure (FY 2010): $9,780.00

High School Graduates Continuing their Education 2010-2011: 81.7%

The Smyth County School System has a high school drop-out rate of 0.72, compared to the 2008-2009 national rate of 4.1.

Source: Virginia Economic Development Partnership, Smyth County Community Profile

Smyth County Elementary School

Concept Design of the new Smyth County Elementary School

 


 

Career and technical training is provided in Smyth County by the Smyth Career & Technology Center, which offers courses in automotive technology, building trades, CAD, electronics, precision machining, welding, and more. The Center is located just off Exit 39 on I-81.

 

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Nearby Colleges and Universities

 

 

Wytheville Community College

1000 E Main St

Wytheville, VA 24382

(276)622-4700

www.wcc.vccs.edu

 

 

Virginia Highlands Community College

100 VHCC Dr

Abingdon, VA 24212

(276)673-2400

www.vhcc.edu

 

Emory & Henry College

1 Garnand Drive

Emory, VA 24327

(276)694-4121

www.ehc.edu

Virginia Intermont College

1013 Moore St

Bristol, VA 24201

(276)666-6101

www.vic.edu

 

 

 

Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Blacksburg, VA 24061

(540)023-6000

www.vt.edu

 

 

Radford University

East Main St

Radford, VA 24141

(540)083-5000

www.ru.edu