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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 be one of the best school divisions in the country according to GreatSchools, which ranked VBCPS as the fifth best large school division in the entire nation.

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 (2014-2015)
8.3 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 divisionís fiber network has 120 miles of active in-ground fiber.
  • All schools are supported by a 4GB 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

2015-2016 Enrollment
  67.789 (K-12)
Caucasian   50.2%
Black/African American   23.7%
Hispanic/Latino   10.9%
Multirace     8.8%
Asian     5.7%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander     0.5%
American Indian/Alaska Native     0.2%
Female   48.8%
Male   51.2%
Economically Disadvantaged (2014-2015)   36.3%
Gifted   12.5%
Limited English Proficiency     1.8%
Students with Disabilities
(K-12, September 30)
Students with Disabilities
(PreK-12, 2014-2015)

Military Connected


Per Pupil Expenditure
(FY 2013-2014)
Cohort Drop Out Rate (Class of 2015)     5.27%

Graduation Rate

(Class of 2015)

SAT Critical Reading Score (2014-2015)     507

SAT Math Score Mean



SAT Writing Score Mean


Advanced Placement Exams Taken (2014-2015)   9,316

Staff Facts (Fall 2015)

Number of Employees   14,746
Full-time     8,873
Part-time     1,217
Substitutes & other temps     4,656
Staff Demographics and Other Characteristics    
Caucasian   73.52%
African American   18.77%
Asian    3.72%
Hispanic    2.85%
American Indian   .50%

Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Multi-Race   .58%
Number of Teachers    5,115
Average Length of Teaching Experience   15.1 years
Salary Range for Teachers
  $42,810 - $73,818

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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, January 10, 2017