• Our mission at Lake Taylor School is to increase student achievement and transform our image in the community by emphasizing meaningful relationships, curriculum alignment, engaging and data-driven instruction, positive citizenship, and stakeholder involvement in order to create a caring community of lifelong learning for students and teachers.”

Learning In Place Plan Packets

  • Dear Parent/Guardian:

    Norfolk Public Schools is dedicated to providing opportunities for students to continue learning during this period of school closures. The Department of Curriculum & Instruction has created Learning in Place plans for all subjects in every grade level to ensure students are provided with learning experiences while they are away from school.

    Learning packets with multiple lessons and activities for every subject will be available on the Norfolk Public Schools website beginning Tuesday, March 17th• Visit the Norfolk Public Schools website ( and click on "Learning in Place Plans." Select your child's appropriate level (elementary, middle or high school), and then select the grade level (Pre-K through 5) or the content area for middle and high school. You will find learning activities for Reading/English, History, Math, Science, and all of the resource areas and electives (Art, Health, Foreign Language, and Music). Learning packets are also available on the Lake Taylor School webpage.
    Paper copies of the Learning in Place plans can also be obtained where Grab-n-Go meals will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. beginning Tuesday, March 17th, through Friday, March 27th (weekdays only). The meal service locations will be: 
    Azalea Garden 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.
    Paper copies will also be available at Lake Taylor School on Tuesday, March 17th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please remind your child(ren) how important it is to complete their Learning in Place plans before they return to school. We deeply appreciate your patience and support during this challenging time!
    Should your child(ren) need academic assistance, our teachers are available for virtual meetings and consultation daily, Monday through Friday between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm. Please click on this link for our staff directory and email addresses.


    Dr. Melanie Patterson



    NOTE: Please click here to download the DISTRICT Learning In Place Plans for Phase I (March 17-April 3), Phase II (April 6-24), Phase III (April 27 - May 15), and Phase IV (May 18 - June 5).


    Other Resources

    *NPS Virtual Tools

    *NPS Online Reference Resources

    *Parents' Guide to Google Classroom

    *WHRO Free Digital Learning Courses

    *Downloadable Home Learning Menu






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    Good morning parents of Lake Taylor Middle School students. Lake Taylor Middle School and Norfolk Public Schools are aware of a disturbing social media post circulating about Lake Taylor Middle School. We take any threat such as this seriously and are working closely with Norfolk PD as this matter is investigated.

     Parents are encouraged to speak to their children about the very serious nature of making threats as students found to have done this will be subject to appropriate disciplinary and legal actions.

    Student safety is our primary concern and as such Lake Taylor Middle School is working closely with our school resource officer and Norfolk Police to investigate this incident. 



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  • Seeking Community Input: Norfolk Public Schools Corrective Action Plan/Reconstitution Agreement for School Improvement


    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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Contact Information

  • Dr. Melanie Patterson, Principal

    1380 Kempsville Road
    Norfolk, VA. 23502

    Phone: (757) 892-3230
    Fax: (757) 892-3240

    Office Hours
    7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Student Hours
    8:15 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.


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