Size and ScopeAugusta County is located in the central part of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia - 150 miles southwest of Washington, D.C.; 100 miles west of Richmond; and 90 miles north of Roanoke. The population of the County is approximately 73,000. Two independent cities, Staunton and Waynesboro, are located in Augusta County, yielding a total population of over 100,000 people.
There are 9 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, and five secondary schools in Augusta County with a total enrollment of approximately 10,500 pupils.
Augusta County is ideally located for individuals who wish to further their education. The University of Virginia and James Madison University are located nearby. Graduate, undergraduate,and noncredit courses are offered by university extension programs in the county. Colleges within 30 miles proximity include:
- Blue Ridge Community Community
- Bridgewater College
- Eastern Mennonite University
- James Madison University
- Mary Baldwin University
- Piedmont Community College
- University of Virginia
- Virginia Military Institute
- Washington and Lee University
The Augusta County School Board Offices are located at 18 Government Center Lane, Verona. Offices are open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.