• Note: Much of the history of the Richmond Public Schools was recorded in the context of a segregated society, and the reader should readily discern between pre- and post-desegregation observations. The terms "black," "colored," "Negro," and "white" in this booklet should not be considered offensive as they have been used according to the custom of the particular period. Since 1962, the division has omitted such racial designations from its reports and publications.

Governor's (Regional) School for Government & International Studies

  • 4100 West Grace Street (Thomas Jefferson High School)

    A regional Governor's School for Government & International Studies opened September 1991 in the Thomas Jefferson Building. This is the state's second full-day Governor's School.

    In its first year, the Governor's School served gifted students from nine area school divisions: Charles City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, Petersburg, and Richmond. Four additional school divisions (Dinwiddie, King & Queen, King William, and Powhatan) became participants in the Governor's School in 1992-93.

    Enrollment:

    1991-1992 - 69

    Director:

    1991­ Steven E. Ballowe