Joseph B. Van Pelt Elementary School, opened in 1975, is part of The Bristol Virginia School Division that comprises of four pre-kindergarten through fifth grade elementary schools, one middle school and a high school. All the schools in the division are fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The school has a networked computer lab that provides opportunities for individualized instruction in basic skills as well as keyboarding classes. An array of educational offerings is available at all levels including special education, gifted education and tech prep. The school has outstanding art and music classes taught by specialists. Guidance counselors, special education teachers, librarians, aides and other specialists complement the classroom teachers. Joseph B. Van Pelt Elementary School is located in Bristol, Va.