Our Mission and Vision

  • Mission:

    Our Mission is to empower and inspire our students to reach their maximum potential by taking ownership of their education and their future. Our goal is to prepare our children to be college ready, with the ability to handle a diverse and demanding global society.


    All students attending P. B. Young, Sr. Elementary School will become literate adults who make a positive contribution to society.

    Update: Learning Packet Pickup - Phase 4

    For families who do not have access to the Internet, paper copies of Learning in Place plans will be available Monday, Wednesday and Friday at one of the “grab-and-go meal” distribution sites for students. These sites are open from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. As a reminder, food service sites are: Booker T. Washington HS, P.B. Young ES, Azalea Garden MS, James Monroe ES, Suburban Park ES, Lake Taylor School, Coleman Place ES, Camp Allen ES, Oceanair ES, St. Helena ES, Norview ES, and Southside STEM Academy.

    Updated Guidelines for Specialty Programs, Spring 2020

    Due to the extended school closure mandated by Governor Northam, the Specialty Program Committee has reviewed the application process and the following adjustments have been made:

    ·        There will be no program testing
    ·        There will be no interviews
    ·        There will be no portfolio reviews or auditions.

    Each student’s application will be evaluated by using the established district rubric which includes reviewing the application information and the student’s record. 

    For the lottery schools: The lotteries for Academy for Discovery, Southside Stem, Ghent, and Academy of International Studies will be conducted the week of April 6, 2020.

    For all programs: Students will be notified of their status for the 2020-21 school year in a mailing scheduled to be sent out on April 27, 2020.

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  • View the Principal letter from Dr. White here.

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  • The learning in place packets will be posted on the NPS website and each school’s website by Tuesday, March 17th. For families who do not have access to the Internet, hard copies can be obtained at their child’s school on Tuesday, March 17th or at one of the school’s food service sites whose locations are shared later in this message. The learning plans are designed to provide students engaging instructional activities that can be completed at home. Also, should you need access to any medicines or instructional material your child has left behind at school, please call the school to make arrangements for pick up by no later than 1:30pm on Tuesday, March 17th.

    On another important matter, the school division will be providing meals to students during this time of closure. Grab-n-go-meals will be served at 12 locations from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. for two weeks on weekdays only - beginning Tuesday, March 17th through Friday, March 27th.  The meal service locations will be Azalea Gardens Middle School, Booker T. Washington High School, Camp Allen Elementary, Coleman Place Elementary, James Monroe Elementary, Lake Taylor School, Norview Elementary, Oceanair Elementary, P.B. Young Elementary, Southside STEM Academy, Suburban Park Elementary and St. Helena Elementary.

    Finally, we ask for your patience during this time as the information being provided to us by state agencies is constant and ongoing. This means we may have to make changes to plans quickly and frequently.

    As always, thank you for your support!

    PB Young will be open Tuesday, March 17 from 9:30-1:30 for packet pick-up.  Students in grade PreK - 12 will have packets available for pickup.   

    During the closure the teachers at PB Young will have the following virtual hours: 10am - 2pm.  Virtual hours begin Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

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  • Recently, NPS  completed work with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) on a new Corrective Action Plan/Reconstitution Agreement for School Improvement. This work  captures Norfolk’s targeted steps in district turnaround based on student achievement outcomes for the city’s schools that fall under the state sanction of “Accreditation Denied” or “Partially Accredited: Reconstituted”.   The plan may be found by clicking here.


    For comments or suggestions, please contact the principals of the specific schools identified in the plan.   


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  • Tonyia Wright
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    Norfolk , VA. 23510

    Telephone: (757) 628-2588
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    Office Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    Student Hours: 9:30am - 3:55pm
    Teacher Virtual Hours: 10:00am - 2:00pm