Thu Jan 15, 2015
City of Norfolk
Population: 238,832 (Metro Area: Approximately 1.5 million)
Area: 66 square miles
Home to the largest naval station in the world
Cultural and financial hub of southeastern Virginia
Norfolk Public Schools
33 elementary, 1 Pre-K-8, 1 K-8, 8 middle, and 5 high schools + other auxiliary facilities (including alternative and specialty programs)
Middle School Specialty Programs (World Studies, Medical, Science and Engineering and more)
High School Specialty Programs (Military Science, International Baccalaureate, Arts, Medical/Health Professions, Leadership, Science and Engineering)
Full-Day Pre-kindergarten Offerings
Gifted and Special Educations Programs
Before- & After-School Programs
Athletics & Extracurricular Activities
More than 3,000 teachers
More than 32,000 students, PreK-12
A replacement building for Crossroads Elementary School opened in 2012. The cost was $29 million, and Crossroads School is a PreK-8 facility.
The School Board is working toward a number of construction priorities, including a new K-8 school to replace Campostella Elementary School, a new Broad Creek-area elementary school, replacements for Larchmont, Camp Allen and Ocean View elementaries, and a new comprehensive career and technical education high school.
Operating Budget of $305.3 million for fiscal year 2013
77 percent dedicated to direct instruction
$10,419 per pupil cost for FY2012, the latest year available from the Virginia Department of Education
On-Time Graduation Rate: 76 percent
Scholarships: $30 million earned by June 2012 graduates
Discipline & Safety
Students are encouraged to demonstrate positive behavior according to the Standards of Student Conduct. The school division has implemented Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, which outlines expectations for children, families and staff, and promotes collaboration in meeting and exceeding expectations.
Norfolk Public Schools partners with a variety of agencies to ensure safe, secure schools.