Buford Middle School

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Buford Middle School opened in August 1966 as one of the City of Charlottesville Public Schools' two Junior High Schools, along with Walker Junior High (now Walker Upper Elementary School). In 1988, it became the City's only middle school offering classes in the 7th and 8th grade.

The school is named after Florence Buford, who taught in the City's school system for 37 years, starting as a history teacher at Lane High in 1927, then becoming the first principal of Clark Elementary School when it opened in 1931, until her retirement in 1964.

The Buford Middle School motto is "Ready for Greatness."[1]

Buford students also have access to the Buford Schoolyard Garden Project.

Stephanie Carter became the principal before the 2018-2019 school year. [2] She will leave to become director of CATEC and will be succeeded by Jesse Turner. [3]

School Population

  • Enrollment: 477
  • Asian/Pacific Islander: 4.0%
  • African American: 48.4%
  • Hispanic: 6.7%
  • White: 40.9%
  • ESL students: 15.1%
  • Gifted students: 29.4%
  • Special Education students: 14.7%
  • Pupil/teacher ratio: 16.25:1

Reconfiguration

There is an active proposal to reconfigure and redevelopment.

See this section of the Charlottesville Schools Page for the updated info.

Map

Buford Middle School is located at 1000 Cherry Avenue Charlottesville, VA 22903.


References

  1. Web. Buford Middle School: Ready for Greatness, retrieved 1 June 2012.
  2. Web. Four new Charlottesville principals charting course for academic year, Josh Mandell, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, September 2, 2018, retrieved September 2, 2018.
  3. Web. Albemarle HS principal headed to city for Buford Middle School job, Katherine Knott, News Article, Daily Progress, May 21, 2019, retrieved June 1, 2019.

Grade reconfiguration


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