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Annual School Report Cards

Dear Parent or Guardian:

We are pleased to provide you with the 19th annual school report card, Campus Compass, which contains information about your child's school. Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) publishes annual school report cards to aid you in assessing the many aspects of your child's school and for evaluating success over time.

As in previous years, each report card contains information about student and staff characteristics, perceptions of educational quality, attendance, and school performance. We continue to place an emphasis on student outcomes which extend beyond the traditional Standards of Learning assessment results. The annual school report card was redesigned this year to align directly with our strategic framework, Compass to 2020, and provides data related to outcome measures to ensure that every child is challenged and supported to reach his or her full potential. The Campus Compass provides data related to each of the four goal areas of the strategic framework: high academic expectations, multiple pathways for students, social-emotional development, and a culture of growth and excellence within the school division.

Compass to 2020 is an ambitious strategic framework, and we are committed to the continuous improvement of our schools to ensure that our students graduate with globally competitive skills. This kind of tireless commitment highlights the vision of VBCPS and has led to a number of accomplishments and public accolades. For example, earlier this school year, the division reported an increase in the number of schools earning full state accreditation; record On-Time Graduation rates and lowest dropout rates; and its best SAT scores for college-bound seniors since 2005. Additionally, VBCPS had 14 schools earn one of Governor Terry McAuliffe and the State Board of Educationís Virginia Index of Performance awards which are given to schools that exceed state and federal accountability guidelines as well as achieve the excellence goals established by the Governor and the Board. The division also had two high schools named as 21st Century Learning Exemplar Schools, the only two in Virginia and a distinction given to only 60 schools nationwide

Maintaining our school division's focus on continuous improvement depends on the support of students, teachers, staff, community, and family members like you. We hope that you will continue to help us succeed through your commitment to your child's education and by taking an active role at your child's school.

If you have any questions about the contents of a specific school report card, please contact the school's principal or the Department of Planning, Innovation, and Accountability at 757.263.1199.

 

Sincerely,
Aaron C. Spence, Ed.D.
Superintendent

Last Modified on Tuesday, May 23, 2017