Norfolk Public Schools Website

NPS Operating Status: Normal


NPS Fast Facts

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
    Full-Day Kindergarten
    Gifted and Special Educations Programs
    Before- & After-School Programs
    Athletics & Extracurricular Activities
    More than 3,000 teachers
    More than 32,000 students, PreK-12

Capital Improvements

    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.

School Budget

    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

Graduation Information

    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.   

Norfolk Public Schools   
800 E. City Hall Ave.
Norfolk, Va 23510
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