• Mission

    Booker T. Washington High School is committed to being a premier urban high school by working collaboratively with parents and community members to provide a challenging and diverse education in a safe and orderly environment for ALL students. This partnership will produce students who are critical thinkers, lifelong learners and productive citizens in a global society.

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  • Dr. Stalling's Letter on School Closure

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    March 16, 2020

    Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s) of Booker T. Washington High School:

    Norfolk Public Schools’ staff are dedicated to providing opportunities for students to continue learning during this period of school closures. The Department of Curriculum & Instruction staff have 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.  You may pick up the learning packets from the school beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 8:00am.

    Learning packets with multiple lessons and activities for every subject will also 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). 

    You may also access the Learning in Place Plans and other assignments on the school’s website beginning March 17 (  Additionally, our teachers and school counselors will maintain office hours from 10:00am- 2:00pm effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020 through Friday, March 27, 2020 (weekdays only). During those times you may reach out to them via email and/or telephone.  Email addresses for the teachers and school counselors are listed on the school’s website. 

    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 are: 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.


    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!




    Margie G. Stallings


    Margie G. Stallings, Ed.D.

    Proud Principal


    Booker T. Washington High School

    Dr. Margarietta Stallings, Principal

    1111 Park Ave., Norfolk, VA 23504

    Phone: (757) 628-3575·Fax: (757) 628-3566·


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  • Learning in Place Packets


    The Department of Curriculum & Instruction and BTW teachers have created learning packets to provide a continuity of education for your students.  Please find links to lessons and activities in core content areas as well as the resource subjects.

    BTW Teachers:

    English    Mathematics    Science      Social Studies    Foreign Language

    Fine Arts    Health & PE    Career and Technical Education

    Library Media Center and Free Online resources


    Google Classroom Codes:

    Please click  the subject below to find your Google Classroom codes

    English    Mathematics    Science     Social Studies   Foreign Language   

    Fine Arts     Health & PE    Career and Technical Education


    Learning in Place Packet links on NPS main website

    High (Grade 9 through 12)



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  • eMediaVA

    The eMediaVA team is committed to doing everything we can to support you and your students. To that end, we wanted to share a few resources to help in this transition. 

    • We’re holding a webinar for teachers and parents, March 19th and March 24th, respectively, on how to use eMediaVA to support digital learning. More info and registration can be found here.
    • We’ve created resource collections on the science of how viruses and germs spread. View them here!
    • Contact us if you’re interested in a refresher training for you and your colleagues on how to use eMediaVA’s digital learning tools.  We want to help ease the transition to remote learning for you and your students. 

    Contact Lindsey Horner ( for more information.

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  • Teacher of the Year 2020

    Kimberly Ambrose

    Ms. Ambrose

    Kimberly Ambrose, an alum of Booker T. Washington H.S (c/o 98’), proudly serves as the Theatre Director for Booker T. Washington’s Academy of Visual and Performing Arts Program.  

               Ms. Ambrose, also a former NPS Governor’s School for the Arts student, attended Temple University as a theatre major and later transferred to Virginia Polytechnic and State University where she received her B.A in Theatre Arts. She also holds a M.Ed. degree from Cambridge College, an endorsement in Gifted Education from the College of William and Mary, and an endorsement for Theatre Arts K-12.  

         Upon graduating college, she toured with Sojourn Theatre Company in Chicago and Portland, performed in several shows with the Living Word Stage Company in Richmond, VA., and locally at The Little Theatre of Norfolk and for Virginia Stage Company. 

         During her 18 years in Norfolk Public Schools she has worked in several capacities to also include an elementary school teacher, math interventionist, and gifted resource teacher.  As an inclusion teacher her students passed their SOL at over 85% rates for reading, math, history, science, and writing. Her accomplishments in the district include the honor of being nominated Teacher of the Year and several NPS Inspiration Awards for Most Outstanding in Science Instruction and Most Outstanding Instructional Team.  She also served grade level chair and several years as part of the district's Science Fair committee to plan a facilitate the District Science Fairs at Nauticus.

         Ms. Ambrose is extremely passionate about the arts and loves working with children in all capacities. This past summer, in order to provide theatre experiences for children in the community, she founded Orange Moon Theatre Company, LLC.   Her theatre students at Booker T. Washington H.S currently compete the VHSL One Act and Forensics competitions, the National August Wilson Monologue Competition in partnership with Norfolk State University Theatre, and participate in the New Calvary Baptist Church Ministry in partnership with Public Works and Virginia Stage Company.  

    She is proud to return to Booker T. Washington High School as an educator in Theatre Arts and appreciates the opportunities given daily to nurture her students both spiritually and academically.  

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  • BTW Celebrates


    Black History Month

    The official ASALH 2020 Black History Month theme is " Afican Americans and The Vote"

    Black History Month Library Display

    Here are just a few of the doors that are decorated

    Decorated Door

    Mr. McMurtry's door    Mr. Andrews door

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  • Songs For A Dreamer

    A Tribute To Martin Luther King Jr. 

    Sunday, January 19, 2020

    Booker T. Washington High School 7PM

    Join the City of Norfolk and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra for this annual celebration of the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    This concert is part of the VSO’s Harmony Project – a collaboration with 11 historically black churches throughout Hampton Roads, which also provides VSO musicians to perform during worship services, Family Night events, and education programs for church youth programs and schools.

     Free and open to the public.

    No ticket required.

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Principal's Corner

  • School Contact Information

    Dr. Margie Stallings, Principal
    1111 Park Ave.
    Norfolk, VA. 23504

    Phone: (757) 628-3575
    Fax: (757) 628-3566

    cperson @

    Office Hours

    7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Student Hours
    7:25 a.m. - 2:05 p.m.


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