• Together we S.O.A.R!


    Instructional Focus Statement: All students at W.H. Taylor Elementary will demonstrate comprehension of text using Summarizing, Organization Strategies, Active Engagement and Sustained Reading.


    W.H. Taylor Focused School Initiative


    Smart-e Goal:

    100% of the students at W.H. Taylor Elementary will demonstrate growth of one year or more in their ability to comprehend text. Growth in comprehension will be monitored and measured in grades PREK-1 using informal running records and the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA). Growth in comprehension will be monitored and measured in grades 2-5 using the STAR Assessment.

  • Principal's Weekly Message: February 21, 2021

     Hello Taylor Families,


    As you know, Norfolk Public School's administration has approved a phased in return to in-person learning.  Please note, if you have enrolled your child in the Virtual Scholars Academy, this change will not impact your student.  Your student will still have the same teacher.   

    For all other students, your teachers will be emailing you this week to inform you of the scheduled days for your child's return to in person learning.   Please be on the look out for your teacher's email.  Please understand, we cannot accommodate changes to your child's assigned in-person days.  We put a tremendous amount of time and effort into creating these schedules with your feedback at the beginning of the year and we cannot make changes now. 

    If you want your child to remain virtual and NOT return for in-person learning, please email me.  This is the only change request that we can honor at this time.  These requests should be emailed directly to me at

    Please see the following web link for more information regarding the upcoming changes:

    Because data is constantly changing, I do not know if this Hybrid Schedule will last through the rest of the year.  These decisions will be based on data and will come directly from our school board.  Please be on the lookout for additional information.  

    Thank you for your patience and support.


    • Don't forget to finish up your decorated disposable face mask this week.  Take a picture and send it to your teacher!  We can't wait to see your creativity.  Masks will be judged for prizes!
    • Owl Face Masks go on sale this week.  Mrs. Sewell will be selling Owl Face masks at the school in the front lobby this Thursday from 2:00pm - 4pm.  Owl face masks are $10, cash or check (made out to WH Taylor PTA).  Other sale dates will be announced soon.


    Your OWL Partner in Education,

    Mrs. Feliton 

District Announcement

Contact Information

  • Charlene M. Feliton, Principal
    1122 West Princess Anne Road
    Norfolk, Virginia 23507

    Phone: (757) 628-2525
    Fax: (757) 628-2531

    Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    Student Hours: 8:55am - 3:20pm