U.S. Virgin Islands

The U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) is an unincorporated territory of the United States. It is a collection of four main islands: St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John, and Water Island, and approximately 70 smaller islands, islets and cays. The population of USVI has grown steadily since 1960, primarily through immigration from other Caribbean islands. As of the census of 2010, there were 106,405 people, 40,648 households, and 26,636 families residing in the territory. The racial makeup of the territory as of 2010 was: Black or Afro-Caribbean, 79.7 percent; White, 7.1 percent; Asian, 0.5 percent; and Mixed or Other, 12.7 percent. Hispanics of any race represent 22.3 percent of the total population. The Hispanic population is predominantly of Puerto Rican descent, while Dominicans make up most of the remainder.

Management Plans

Teacher and Leader Effectiveness

The Florida and the Islands Regional Comprehensive Center is assisting the Virgin Islands Department of Education in building state capacity to develop a comprehensive teacher and leader evaluation system. This initiative is called the Virgin Islands Teacher and Leader Effectiveness System (VITaLE). Learn more about management plans for the U.S. Virgin Islands


The Virgin Islands Teacher and Leader Effectiveness System (VITaLE). Learn more about initiatives for the U.S. Virgin Islands


The VITaLE Task Force meetings and pilot studies for the new teacher and leader effectiveness system for 2014. Learn more about events for the U.S. Virgin Islands