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James County Schools formally known as James City County Schools is jointly operated by the City of Williamsburg and James City County. This School system is comprised of more than ,000 students in 12 schools, of which there are 7 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and 2 high schools. James City County has two High Schools within its boundaries; Jamestown and Lafayette High Schools.

Both are considered above average institutions, and a third is under construction in the Lightfoot area. For the 2001-2002 academic year, the public school system was ranked among the top five school systems in the Commonwealth of Virginia and in the top 15% nationwide by Expansion Management Magazine. There are also two regional Governor's Schools in the area that serve gifted and talented students.

Toano Middle School holds classrooms from 6th-8th grade and has a total of 758 students. Two hundred and fifty four students attend the 6th grade. Two hundred and fifty students attend the 7th grade. Two hundred and fifty four students attend the 8th grade. This Elementary School has approximately 70 teachers with a Student Ratio of 1:11. This Middle School student ethnic background is as follows: Asian 1%, Hispanic 2%, Black 22%, and White 75%.

Lafayette High School holds classrooms in grades 9th - 12th. Approximately 114 teachers teach the schools curriculum to 1480 students. Three hundred and ninety eight students attend the 9th grade; Three hundred and eighty students attend the 10th grade; Three hundred and fifty students attend the 11th grade; Two hundred and ninety students attend the 12th grade. Lafayette High School has a Teacher Student Ratio of 1:12 and has the following ethnic background: Asian 2%, Hispanic 2%, Black 21%, and White 74%.

Clara Byrd Baker Elementary has approximately 687 students attending grades 6th – 8th. This elementary has a total of 52 teachers with a Student Ratio 1:13. One hundred and four students attend Kindergarten; Ninty eight students attend the 1st grade; One hundred and sixteen students attend the 2nd grade; One hundred and two students attend the 3rd grade; hundred and thirty two students attend the 4th grade; hundred and thirty five students attend the 5th grade. Clara Byrd Baker Elementary has the following ethnic background: American Indian 1%, Asian 3% , Hispanic 3%, Black 18% and White 78%.

Contact information:

WJCC Public Schools,
PO Box 8783,
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8783
Phone: : (757)253-6777
E-mail: chantrys@wjcc.k12.va.us

Lafayette High School
4460 Longhill Rd,
Williamsburg, VA 23188 - 1535
Phone: (757)565-0373
E-mail: tremained@wjcc.k12.va.us

Toano Middle School
7817 Richmond Rd,
Toano, VA 23168 - 9024
Phone: (757)566-4251
E- mail: byrd-pollerl@wjcc.k12.va.us

Clara Byrd Baker Elem.
3131 Ironbound Rd,
Williamsburg, VA 23185 - 2320
Phone: (757)221-0949
Email: brelsfordb@wjcc.k12.va.us


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