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2512 George Mason Drive • P.O. Box 6038 Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456-0038   757.263.1000 • 757.263.1240 TDD

About Us

Virginia Beach City Public Schools is the largest school division in Hampton Roads — southeastern Virginia — and continues to outperform school divisions across the nation on key academic indicators. In fall 2016, the division reported its best SAT scores since 2008, record On-Time Graduation and dropout rates, more student taking advanced placement (AP) exams, and an increase in the number of schools earning full state accreditation.

School Facts

Total Schools/Centers   86
Elementary Schools   55
Middle Schools   15
High Schools   11
Charter School (9-12)   1
Specialty Centers   4

School Safety, Transportation and Food Services Facts

Police School Resource Officers Assigned to Schools
Security Assistants Assigned to Schools
Meals Served (2015-2016)
8.5 million
Number of Students Transported Daily
Number of Buses on the Road Daily
Miles Traveled Daily (to and from school only)


  • All schools have at least one Technology Support Technician to provide onsite support for technology used for instruction and administrative functions.
  • The school division’s fiber network has 120 miles of active in-ground fiber.
  • All schools are supported by a 8GB connection to the Internet.
  • All comprehensive high schools and middle schools have distance learning labs.

Academy Programs

Advanced Academic Programs

Middle School High School

Charter School

Gifted Program

Student Facts

2016-2017 Enrollment
  67,214 (K-12)
Caucasian   49.7%
Black/African American   23.7%
Hispanic/Latino   11%
Multirace     8.9%
Asian     5.9%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander     0.5%
American Indian/Alaska Native     0.2%
Female   48.8%
Male   51.2%
Economically Disadvantaged (2016-2017)   37.4%
Gifted   13.1%
Limited English Proficiency     2.1%
Students with Disabilities
(K-12, September 30)

Military Connected


Per Pupil Expenditure
(FY 2014-2015)
Cohort Drop Out Rate (Class of 2016)     4.67%

Graduation Rate

(Class of 2016)

SAT Critical Reading Score (2015-2016)     514

SAT Math Score Mean



SAT Writing Score Mean


Advanced Placement Exams Taken (2015-2016)   9,712

Staff Facts (Fall 2017)

Number of Employees   14,957
Full-time     8,966
Part-time     1,237
Substitutes & other temps     4,754
Staff Demographics and Other Characteristics    
Caucasian   72.45%
African American   19.12%
Asian    3.86%
Hispanic    3.17%
American Indian   .40%

Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Multi-Race   .93%
Number of Teachers    5,169
Average Length of Teaching Experience   14.6 years
Salary Range for Teachers
  $44,796 - $77,809

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We Care About the Environment

As the largest school division in the region, Virginia Beach City Public Schools understands the importance of conserving resources and protecting our environment. Read about our unique and innovative conservation efforts.

Read and Watch the Accomplishments of Our Staff and Students!

During each School Board meeting students, staff, programs, and events from across the division are recognized in the Superintendent’s Report and School Board Recognitions. Archived copies of the Superintendent’s Report and School Board Recognitions beginning with the 1999-2000 school year.

Last Modified on Tuesday, February 6, 2018