Bay View Elementary School is located on the north side of Norfolk, several blocks from the Chesapeake Bay. It was built in 1923. In 1977 through 1999, Bay View underwent renovation of the original building and a newly constructed wing.
Currently Bay View serves between 740 and 750 students. It has a richly diverse population of students and families. Bay View has a large walking population with only one bus for transporting students.
Bay View is a generational school. The parents and grandparents of many of our students also attended Bay View. The surrounding community and civic league are very supportive of the school and its programs. The Bay View PTA is very active and involved in many programs, functions and activities.