A commitment to provide all students with the necessary skills to thrive as 21st century learners, workers and citizens.
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

Transportation


Number of Students Transported Daily 49,762
Number of Buses 612
Miles Traveled Daily (to and from school only) 52,250

Food Services


8.4 million meals served in 2013-2014


Technology

  • All Virginia Beach schools have an overall student to computer ratio of about 1.5:1. This is a combination of desktop and laptop computers.
  • All schools have at least one Computer Resource Specialist (CRS) -- an expert in the integration of technology into instruction.
  • All 11 high schools and 15 middle schools, plus the Advanced Technology Center, have distance learning labs.
  • Online courses are available during the school year and summer school.
  • Interactive whiteboards are in all classrooms.

Academy Programs


Advanced Academic Programs


Middle School High School

Charter School


Gifted Program


Student Facts

2014-2015 Enrollment
  68,210 (K-12)
Caucasian   50.8%
Black/African American   23.8%
Hispanic/Latino   10.5%
Multirace     8.5%
Asian     5.6%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander     0.5%
American Indian/Alaska Native     0.3%
Female   49.0%
Male   51.0%
Economically Disadvantaged (2012-2013)   33.3%
Gifted   12.0%
Limited English Proficiency     1.9%
Students with Disabilities
(K-12, September 30)
  10.2%
Students with Disabilities
(PreK-12, 2012-2013)
  11.8%

Military Connected

(2012-2013)

  26.6%
     
Per Pupil Expenditure   $10,832
     
Cohort Drop Out Rate (2013-2014)     4.8%

Graduation Rate

(2013-2014)

   88.5%
SAT Reasoning Test Average Critical Reading Score (2013-2014)     508

SAT Reasoning Test Average Math Score

(2013-2014)

    505

SAT Reasoning Test Average Writing Score

(2013-2014)

   483
Advanced Placement Exams Taken (2013-2014)   8,860

Staff Facts (Fall 2014)


Number of Employees   14,684
Full-time     9,003
Part-time     1,248
Substitutes & other temps     4,433
     
Staff Characteristics (excluding subs & other temps) (as of 10/01/14)    
Caucasian   7,561
African American   1,929
Asian    369
Hispanic    290
American Indian    51

Hawaiian/Pacif Islander

  5
Multi-Race   51
     
Number of Teachers    5,248 (as of 10/20/14)
Average Length of Teaching Experience   14.9 years
Salary Range for Teachers
  $41,362 - $70,979
Starting Salary for Teachers   $41,362
53.79% of all VBCPS teachers hold a graduate degree
  • 99.58% of core courses are taught by Highly-Qualified Teachers. (2013-2014 school year)
  • 82.54% of all VBCPS teacher assistants are Highly Qualified. (2013-2014 school year)

Latest News

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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 Thursday, December 11, 2014