NPS Fast Facts

  • 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)
    Full-Day Pre-kindergarten Offerings
    Full-Day Kindergarten
    Gifted and Special Educations Programs
    Before- & After-School Programs
    Athletics & Extracurricular Activities
    More than 3,000 teachers
    More than 32,000 students, PreK-12

    Capital Improvements
    A replacement building for Crossroads Elementary School opened in 2012. The cost was $29 million, and Crossroads School is a PreK-8 facility.
    The School Board is working toward a number of construction priorities, including a new K-8 school to replace Campostella Elementary School, a new Broad Creek-area elementary school, replacements for Larchmont, Camp Allen and Ocean View elementaries, and a new comprehensive career and technical education high school.

    School Budget
    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

    Graduation Information
    On-Time Graduation Rate: 80.47 percent (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, 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.