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2024-25 federal grant information presented to Virginia Beach School Board

The Virginia Beach School Board received information about proposed federal grant applications at its May 14 meeting. For the 2024-25 school year, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) would receive approximately $21.1 million in formula grant funds through programs authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA).

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach names Dr. Donald Robertson Jr. superintendent

The School Board of the City of Virginia Beach voted to name Dr. Donald Robertson Jr. as superintendent at its meeting Jan. 23. A native of Hampton Roads, Dr. Robertson began his career as a math teacher with Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) in 1988 and progressed in leadership roles including assistant principal of Bayside High School, principal of Salem High School, chief strategy and innovation officer, chief schools officer, chief of staff and acting superintendent. 

Logo Virginia Beach City Public Schools Charting the Course

Hundreds of Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) students will participate in the 16th Annual African American Male Summit on Jan. 20 at Frank W. Cox High School. Boys in grades six through 12 will share ideas with each other and with adult community members on topics such as student leadership, community involvement, relationship-building, and physical and mental well-being.

School Data and Research

Facts and Figures

Facts & Figures provides the School Board and administration with a comprehensive document that describes the status of selected school division indicators. Tables available on this page reflect changes occurring in the school division over several years. Facts & Figures offers one source of information that can be used in prioritizing budget and program development, in making decisions regarding the allocation of existing resources and in analyzing strategic plan and continuous improvement initiatives.

Facts and Figures is divided into three sections: Demographics, Testing and Finance. An overview of each of the three sections follows:

  • Demographics: Includes information concerning students and teachers as well as information about community participation in the schools.
  • Testing: Shares the results of student performance on the ACT, SAT, Advanced Placement Examinations and the Standards of Learning tests.
  • Finance: Reports fiscal data from the Superintendent's Annual Report published by the Virginia Department of Education, Comprehensive Annual Financial Report prepared by the Office of Business Services and the School Board Biennial Operating Budget prepared by the Office of Budget Development.

Facts & Figures derives information from reports developed at various times of the year for different purposes. Variations in data collection procedures may create some minor discrepancies in the statistics in certain tables. Factors contributing to these minor discrepancies include the constantly changing school division population, the focus of specific reports and the recording dates for various items. Inconsistencies are eliminated wherever possible, but readers should be aware that some still exist. Cross-data analysis and comparisons should not be done without careful consideration of the data and the dates each variable was recorded.

The Office of Planning, Innovation and Accountability appreciates suggestions and comments regarding the information included on this page. Please send your suggestion or comment to Office of Planning, Innovation and Accountability, Virginia Beach City Public Schools, P.O. Box 6038, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456, (757.263.1199).

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