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Dr. Summerlyn Thompson holds undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Virginia, along with a doctorate from Virginia Tech. Previously the longtime principal of Johnson Elementary, she became principal of Walker in 2023.

 

Summerlyn Thompson

An expanded, modernized middle school is currently under construction, slated to be open and serving grades 6-8 in Fall 2026. 

Learn About the Future Charlottesville Middle School

 

Charlottesville City Schools is an interconnected, equity-focused school community committed to providing the skills and knowledge needed for lifelong learning, engaged citizenship, and personal fulfillment

 

Recent Updates

June 2024 News & Highlights: Last Week o . . .

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 A Word From Dr. Gurley  Dear Cville Schools community – I want to say happy "This should be principals week." During this last week of school, we can't say thank you enou . . .

Posted Date: 06/05/2024


'Unfinished Jigsaw' Anthology Celebrates . . .

See the world through the eyes of Charlottesville City Schools students! Poems, stories, essays, and artworks by students in pre-K through 12th grade are featured in our division's annual Unfinis . . .

Posted Date: 05/29/2024


Board to Vote on Possibility of Adding Y . . .

At the Saturday, May 18, School Board work session, the Board reviewed information about the possibility of adding to our current safety model several “youth resource officers” from the Charlot . . .

Posted Date: 05/22/2024


Celebrating Winners of 2024 Golden Apple . . .

✨This week we were honored to celebrate the 10 educators in our division to win a Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Teaching. —Matthew Miller, CHS, Engineering Teacher —Alton Coleman, Bufor . . .

Posted Date: 05/10/2024