About Us

Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) is the largest school division in Hampton Roads with 86 schools. VBCPS is a fully-accredited school division and a diverse community that continues to outperform school divisions across the state and nation on key academic indicators. Read more about the division's accomplishments by reading recent news releases, reading our blog, The Core, or connecting with us through social media by following @vbschools - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

*Updated 03.09.2021

Student Facts

Total Enrollment
K-12 Enrollment 63,675
Per Pupil Expenditure $13,204
Student Demographics
Ethnicity Percentage
Caucasian 46.3%
Black/African American 23.3%
Hispanic/Latino 12.8%
Multiracial 10.4%
Asian 6.4%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.2%
Student Membership in Program Areas
Program Areas Number of Students
Special Education Student Membership 7,031
Gifted Program Student Membership 10,597
Students with a 504 plan 2,932
On-Time Graduation (OTG) Rate/Drop Out Rate
Program Area (Class of 2020) Percentage
On-time Graduation Rate 94.2%
Cohort Drop Out Rate 2.9%
National Assessment Data
Assessment Area (2019-2020) Score/Count
SAT Reading & Writing Mean Score 561.9
SAT Math Score Mean 540.1
SAT Overall Mean Score 1102
Advanced Placement Exams Taken 9,037
ACT Composite Score 23.7

Student enrollment information is pulled from the Fall membership data submitted to VDOE as part of the Student Record Collection. The numbers are based on the VBCPS students who are receiving educational services within the division with the exception of the Alternate Education student membership number which reports students who were enrolled at Renaissance Academy.

SAT/ACT/AP data based on information that is generated and reported for the annual college readiness brief.

Staff Facts

Staff Employment Facts
Number of Employees 14,162
Full-time 9,252
Part-time 1,073
Substitutes & other temps 3,837
Number of Teachers 5,292
Average Length of Teaching Experience 13.96 years
Salary Range for Teachers $47,135 - $69,844
Staff Demographics
Ethnicity Percentage
Caucasian 71.54%
Black/African American 18.31%
Asian 4.37%
Hispanic/Latino 3.90%
Multiracial 1.33%
Pacific/Hawaiian Islander 0.10%

School Facts

Elementary Schools 55
Middle Schools 15
High Schools 11
Charter School (Grades 9-12) 1
Specialty Centers/td> 4
Total Schools/Centers 86
School Safety
Police School Resource Officers Assigned to Schools 27
Security Assistants Assigned to Schools 210
Food Service
Meals Served (all programs, 2018-2019) 8.64 million
Meals Served (all programs, 2019-2020) 7.13 million
Meals Served pre-Covid 5.9 million
Meals Served during Covid 1.23 million
(With students in a 5-day face-to-face instructional setting.)
Number of Buses on the Road Daily 650
Miles Traveled Daily (to and from school only) 31,896
Annual Miles Traveled 5,773,218


  • VBCPS has an innovative and diverse technical environment utilizing several of the industry's most advanced technologies including
    • Cloud technologies from Google and Microsoft
    • One of the most extensive wired and wireless networks in eastern Virginia
  • Multi-layered support resources including onsite support at each VB school building, an advanced central support center and a variety of online supports
  • VBCPS has 15 Digital Learning Anchor Schools, which serve as pilot schools to try out national trends and best practices in digital learning before deploying them division wide.

Mission Statement

The Virginia Beach City Public Schools, in partnership with the entire community, will empower every student to become a life-long learner who is a responsible, productive and engaged citizen within the global community.

Vision Statement

Every student is achieving at his or her maximum potential in an engaging, inspiring and challenging learning environment.

Core Values

Put Students First. Seek Growth. Be Open To Change. Do Great Work Together. Value Differences.