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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   55
Middle Schools   15
High Schools   11
Charter School (9-12)   1
Specialty Centers   4


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


  • All Virginia Beach students have access to desktop computers, laptop computers and tablets.
  • All schools have at least one Instructional Technology Specialist (ITS) -- an expert in the integration of technology into instruction. There is also one Technology Support Technician (TST) to address technical support needs of each school.
  • All 11 high schools and 14 middle schools 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 (2014-2015)   36.3%
Gifted   12.0%
Limited English Proficiency     1.9%
Students with Disabilities
(K-12, September 30)
Students with Disabilities
(PreK-12, 2014-2015)

Military Connected


Per Pupil Expenditure   $10,832
Cohort Drop Out Rate (2013-2014)     4.81%

Graduation Rate


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

SAT Reasoning Test Average Math Score



SAT Reasoning Test Average Writing Score


Advanced Placement Exams Taken (2013-2014)   8,861

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

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 Tuesday, August 18, 2015