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    Ruffner Acadamey

    Welcome to Ruffner Academy where our mission is to foster a community of pride, good character and academic excellence by increasing student engagement and developing meaningful relationships in order to produce life-long learners.



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  • Jeryl Scott, Principal
    610 May Avenue
    Norfolk, VA. 23504

    Phone: (757) 628-2466
    Fax: (757) 628-2465

    Office Hours: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    Student Hours: 8:15 a.m.-2:45 p.m.

District Announcement



    Ruffner Academy is thrilled to announce the students that were accepted into the High School Specialty Programs. They are as follows:
    Lake Taylor High School Leadership and Military Science Academy
    Triniti Benitez-Rogers
    Nathan Brown
    Deandre Headen
    Kaveont Howard
    Booker T. Washington High School Academy of Visual and Performing Arts
    Natalie Davoren
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  • Student Chromebook Distribution

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  • Updated Guidelines for Specialty Programs, Spring 2020

    Due to the extended school closure mandated by Governor Northam, the Specialty Program Committee has reviewed the application process and the following adjustments have been made:

    • There will be no program testing;
    • There will be no interviews; and
    • There will be no portfolio reviews or auditions.

    Each student’s application will be evaluated by using the established district rubric which includes reviewing the application information and the student’s record. 

    For the lottery schools: The lotteries for Academy for Discovery, Southside Stem, Ghent, and Academy of International Studies will be conducted the week of April 6, 2020.

    For all programs: Students will be notified of their status for the 2020-21 school year in a mailing scheduled to be sent out on April 27, 2020.

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  • Free ebooks for students

    MidAmerica Books wants to make sure every student has free and unrestricted access to thousands of eBooks from their homes. 

    Students, teachers, administrators, and parents can use the links below to access these free resources from home.


    Elementary Digital Bookshelf Prek-8


    Secondary Digital Bookshelf 5-12


    ABDO Zoom Research Database



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  • All Ruffner students are required to wear a school uniform. Please click on the link below for detailed information on the student uniform policy.

    School Uniforms

    6th Grade Uniform

    7th Grade Uniform

    8th Grade Uniform

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  • Please click on the link below to find a general school supply list for all students. Some teachers may require additional items and will send that information home with students on the first day of school.

    Supply List

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