City of Norfolk
Population: 238,832 (2015 stats - 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)
Gifted and Special Education Programs
Before- & After- School Programs
Athletics & Extracurricular Activities
More than 3,000 teachers
More than 32,000 students, PreK-12
A replacement building opened for Crossroads School (PreK-8) in 2012. At the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year, replacement buildings opened for Campostella Elementary School, which is now named the Southside STEM Academy at Campostella (K-8), and Richard Bowling Elementary School.
The School Board is working toward a number of construction priorities, including replacement buildings for Larchmont Elementary School, Camp Allen Elementary School, and Ocean View Elementary School, as well as a new comprehensive career and technical education high school.
FY16 Operating Budget: $314.6 million
76% of Operating Budget dedicated to direct instruction
$10,671 per pupil cost for FY2014; the latest year available from the VDOE
On-Time Graduation Rate: 80.47% (VA 2015 On-Time Reporting Rate)
Scholarships: Over $40.5 million earned by June 2015 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 (PBIS), 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.