• 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.

Virginia Treatment Center

  • 515 North Tenth Street

    Richmond Public Schools acts as the fiscal agent for the Virginia Treatment Center, a psychiatric hospital funded by the State Department of Education. Students at all grade levels are served through an in-patient program and a "partial hospitalization" day program.

    Head Teacher:
    1973-1977 Susan R. Kemp

    1977-1978 Susan R. Kemp

    1978-1980 Maureen P. Dillard
    1980-1984 Janet Gullick
    1984­ Shirley B. Wiley

    Barton Heights Colored School