A commitment to provide all students with the necessary skills to thrive as 21st century learners, workers and citizens.
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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   56
Middle Schools   14
High Schools   11
Charter School (9-12)   1
Specialty Centers   4


Number of Students Transported Daily 52,262
Number of Buses 612
Miles Traveled Daily (to and from school only) 52,777

Food Services

7.92 million meals served in 2012-2013


  • 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 14 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 Programs

Student Facts

2013-2014 Enrollment
  68,647 (K-12)
Caucasian   51.3%
Black/African American   23.9%
Hispanic/Latino   10.2%
Multirace     8.1%
Asian     5.7%
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)
Students with Disabilities
(PreK-12, 2012-2013)

Military Connected


Per Pupil Expenditure   $10,876
Cohort Drop Out Rate (2012-2013)     4.9%

Graduation Rate


SAT Reasoning Test Average Critical Reading Score (2012-2013)     505

SAT Reasoning Test Average Math Score



SAT Reasoning Test Average Writing Score


Advanced Placement Exams Taken (2012-2013)   8,703

Staff Facts (Fall 2013)

Number of Employees   15,299
Allocated Positions   10,252
Full-time     8,961
Part-time     1,297
Substitutes & other temps     5,041
Staff Characteristics (excluding subs & other temps) (as of 10/01/12)    
Caucasian   74.19%
African American   18.87%
Asian     3.81%
Hispanic     2.63%
Native American     0.50%
Number of Teachers    5,213 (as of 10/04/13)
Average Length of Teaching Experience   15.0 years
Salary Range for Teachers
  $40,353 - $68,911
Starting Salary for Teachers   $40,353
53.79% of all VBCPS teachers hold a graduate degree
  • Number of Nationally Board Certified Teachers: 113
    (as of 12/02/13)
  • 99.75% of core courses are taught by Highly-Qualified Teachers. (2012-2013 school year)
  • 82.50% of all VBCPS teacher assistants are Highly Qualified. (2012-2013 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 Monday, June 16, 2014