Our Mission and Vision

  • Mission: The mission at P.B. Young Elementary School is to prepare motivated students for a rapidly changing world by instilling in them critical thinking skills,  a sound literacy foundation, and a respect for core values of honesty, loyalty, perseverance, and compassion.

    Instructional Focus: Improving Fluency – Fluency is Music to Our E.A.R.S. (Expression, Accuracy, Rate, Smoothness)

    Why Fluency?  Fluency is important because it provides a bridge between word recognition and comprehension.  Because fluent readers do not have to concentrate on decoding words, they can focus their attention on making meaning from the text (comprehension).

    SMARTe Goal:  By the end of the 2020-2021 school-year, 100% of PBY students will show measureable growth in reading fluency as measured by:

    • PK – recognizing all letters (capital and lowercase) and their sounds.
    • Kindergarten – Recognize and name (read) at least 72 Dolch Words.
    • First Grade – On a piece of on-level text, the student will read 50-65+ WCPM.
    • Second Grade- On a piece of on-level text, the student will read 90-100 WCPM.



    1.Read 20 minutes daily and allow students to retell using the beginning, middle, and end of the story.

    2.For younger students (PK-Kindergarten), review letters and sounds daily.

    3.Post Sight Words in high traffic areas of your home  and review daily.



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  • Tonyia Wright
     543 E. Olney Road
    Norfolk , VA. 23510

    Telephone: (757) 628-2588
    Fax: (757) 628-2582

    Office Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    Student Hours: 9:30am - 3:55pm
    Teacher Virtual Hours: 10:00am - 2:00pm