About NPS

City of Norfolk

  •     Population: 238,832 (Metro Area: Approximately 1.5 million)
  •     Area: 66 square miles
  •     Home to the largest naval station in the world
  •     Cultural and financial hub of southeastern Virginia

  •     33 elementary, 1 Pre-K-8, 1 K-8, 8 middle, and 5 high schools + other auxiliary facilities (including alternative and specialty programs)
  •     Middle School Specialty Programs (World Studies, Medical, Science and Engineering and more)
  •     High School Specialty Programs (Military Science, International Baccalaureate, Arts, Medical/Health Professions, Leadership, Science and Engineering)
  •     Full-Day Pre-kindergarten Offerings
  •     Full-Day Kindergarten
  •     Gifted and Special Educations Programs
  •     Before- & After-School Programs
  •     Athletics & Extracurricular Activities
  •     More than 3,000 teachers
  •     More than 32,000 students, PreK-12

Capital Improvements

A replacement building for Crossroads Elementary School opened in 2012. The cost was $29 million, and Crossroads School is a PreK-8 facility. The School Board is working toward a number of construction priorities, including a new K-8 school to replace Campostella Elementary School, a new Broad Creek-area elementary school, replacements for Larchmont, Camp Allen and Ocean View elementaries, and a new comprehensive career and technical education high school.

School Budget

  •     Operating Budget of $305.3 million for fiscal year 2013
  •     77 percent dedicated to direct instruction
  •     $10,419 per pupil cost for FY2012, the latest year available from the Virginia Department of Education

Graduation Information

  •     On-Time Graduation Rate: 76 percent
  •     Scholarships: $30 million earned by June 2012 graduates

Discipline & Safety
Students are encouraged to demonstrate positive behavior according to the Standards of Student Conduct. The school division has implemented Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, which outlines expectations for children, families and staff, and promotes collaboration in meeting and exceeding expectations.
Norfolk Public Schools partners with a variety of agencies to ensure safe, secure schools. 

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