U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Kingston Elementary and Old Donation School as the No. 1 elementary and middle schools in Virginia. Old Donation School, which has students in grades two through eight and is the home of the Edward E. Brickell Academy for Advanced Academics & Arts, was also ranked as the No. 2 elementary school in the state.
Office of Security & Emergency Management
Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) is committed to providing a safe environment for students, staff, and visitors. We work closely with national, state, and local safety officials – emergency management, police, fire, emergency medical services, and public health – to ensure our schools are well prepared for an emergency. Together, we have developed a comprehensive Emergency Response Plan covering a wide variety of emergencies that serves as a guide to help staff and our public safety partners respond swiftly should a crisis occur in our schools.
The information included on this page provides an overview of the many safety measures Virginia Beach City Public Schools has implemented. Please report any safety concerns you may have to your school principal.
- What security measures are provided in our schools both during the day and after hours?
- How can parents be assured that our schools remain safe?
- What is the role of a School Resource Officer (SRO)?
- What is the procedure if a student or community member reports a suspected threat or reports seeing a weapon on school property?
- Is school safety training ongoing for staff?
- What kind of safe schools/emergency training have you provided school staff?
- Do teachers know what signs to watch for with regards to suicide or potential violence?
- What disciplinary action does the school take if a student makes a threat – credible or otherwise?
- How does the school division communicate with parents should there be a credible threat against a student or school?
- With a large number of students using social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, or any other online source, does anyone from the school division monitor these outlets for threats that could potentially cause harm to a school, students, or staff?
- Often cases of student violence can be linked to reports of bullying against a fellow student. How is the school division approaching anti-bullying in its schools?
- What is the referral/examination process if a staff member has concerns about the emotional state or behavior of a student?
- What services does the school division offer for students who may have/or be suspected of having emotional problems or who may pose a danger/threat to others?
- As a parent or student how can we help keep our schools safe?
Students and parents can be crime stoppers. If you have information about criminal activity in school, on school grounds, or in our community call: 1-888-562-5887.