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Education in South Hill

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The R.T. Arnold Library in the Town of South HillR.T. Arnold Regional Library

The R. T. Arnold Library offers a variety of programs and services for citizens of all ages.  It also features an outdoor patio for lunch.

110 E. Danville Street
South Hill, VA  23970
(434) 447-8162


K-12 School System

92.7% On Time Graduation

Our schools are part of Mecklenburg County, Virginia, Public Schools.

Of the county's 4 elementary, 2 middle and 2 high schools, 2 of these schools are located within the town limits of South Hill: South Hill Elementary School and Park View High School.

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Technology in Our Schools

students working on tablets in classroom

Every classroom is equipped with an interactive whiteboard and we are a 1:1 division, meaning each student has a device (iPad, Chromebook or Laptop) that they have access to.

  • Interactive whiteboards in every classroom
  • Dell Certification training available to high school students
  • MOUS Certifications (Microsoft Office User Specialist) Available in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Share Point, OneNote and Office 365

South Hill Elementary School (grades K-5)

1290 Plank Road, South Hill, VA 23970
(434) 447-8134

Park View Middle School (grades 6-8)

365 Dockery Rd, South Hill, VA 23970
(434) 447-3761

High school girl & boy students looking at dronePark View High School (grades 9-12)

205 Park View Circle, South Hill, VA 23970
(434) 447-3435

Park View High School provides dual enrollment courses offered in conjunction with Southside Virginia Community College. There are 15 high school credit courses currently offered at Park View High School that award 3 to 6 college credits each. Advanced Placement courses will be introduced into the curriculum for 11th graders in English and History in the near future. High School students can also take dual enrollment classes off campus at the Lake Country Advanced Knowledge Center for welding, firefighting, EMT, IT Academy and High-Performance Technology and earn college credit. Cosmetology will also be offered at the Chase City Estes Center.

Through the Associates Degree program offered, approximately 65 graduating seniors obtain associate degrees simultaneously with high school graduation. Approximately 30 graduating seniors earn a career studies certificate simultaneously with high school graduation.

Higher Education

Southside Virginia Community College

SVCC students working in the computer lab

Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) has two main campuses located near Mecklenburg County: Alberta (Brunswick County) and Keysville (Charlotte County). In addition, SVCC offers a wide variety of classes through its satellite locations, including South Hill and Chase City.

SVCC offers Associate Degrees in university parallel, technical, vocational and community service programs and partners with all state-affiliated universities for easy transfer into Bachelor’s Degree programs.

The school also works closely with the business community to ensure a pipeline of highly trained workers. In 2016, SVCC launched the Power Line Worker Program, the first of its kind in Virginia. The program was founded by a public-private partnership between Virginia’s electric co-ops, Southside Virginia Community College, the Virginia Community College System, Virginia Foundation for Community College Education, Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative and the Commonwealth of Virginia.  The motivation to establish the program grew from the demand for power line workers throughout Virginia and the nation. 

Longwood University

Longwood University banners hanging on portico

Longwood University, located in nearby Farmville, Virginia, offers over 100 undergraduate, graduate, and minor programs.

Honors and awards include:

  • U.S. News & World Report: In their “U.S. News Best Colleges, Regional Universities in the South” it was ranked #12 in Top Public Schools, #31 among all Regional Universities in the South
  • Princeton Review: recognized as one of the “Best Southeastern Colleges” and selected as one of 75 public institutions featured in the book, Best Value Colleges: 2013 Edition
  • Forbes: included it in their “America’s Top Colleges 2013”

Hampden - Sydney College

aerial view of Hampden Sydney CollegeHampden-Sydney College is an all-male liberal arts private college located in Hampden-Sydney, Virginia. U.S. News & World Report ranked it #4 in its 2010 ranking of the best private colleges in the South, and #6 among their best 20 colleges in the South. H-SC offers 25 majors and 20 minors toward a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.