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Virginia Beach Public Schools

Virginia Beach public schools sure are plentiful. There are more than 80 elementary, middle, and high schools combined in the city of Virginia Beach! The best thing about them is that they are highly rated. Some are rated higher than others, as usual.

As an average, Virginia Beach schools have a 6 out of 10 scale. That’s a fairly decent score. If you are looking for a school that is outstanding in Virginia Beach, you need to be looking at Kingston Elementary School, Kemps Landing Magnet, Princess Anne Middle School, and Creeds Elementary School. These are rated 10 out of 10! This means these are the best public schools in the city of VA Beach when it comes to teacher and student relationships.

When schools receive the highest score, it means that they have the students attending that school on average have amazing test scores. Ultimately, it means students know what is going on in the classroom, it is low stress, and teachers are great.

To add on what is awesome about Virginia Beach schools is that they have very low drop out rates for students on average. The rate of student drop-outs are lower in Virginia Beach than in the average rate of Virginia as a whole. Unfortunately, the rate for drop-outs appears to be on the rise, but in Virginia Beach, the average is still less than the whole state of Virginia.

Looking for a complete list of Virginia Beach public schools? We have it! Here are the public schools in VA Beach that are in the order of Elementary, Middle, and High schools.

Elementary:
Alanton, Arrowhead, Bayside, Birdneck, Brookwood, Centerville, Christopher Farms, College Park, Cooke, Corporate Landing, Creeds, Dey, Diamond Springs, Fairfield, Glenwood, Green Run, Hermitage, Holland, Indian Lakes, Kempsville, Kempsville Meadows, Kings Grant, Kingston, Landstown, Linkhorn Park, Luxford, Lynnhaven, Malibu, New Castle, Newtown, North Landing, Ocean Lakes, Parkway, Pembroke, Pembroke Meadows, Point O View, Princess Anne, Providence, Red Mill, Rosemont, Rosemont Forest, Salem, Seatack, Shelton Park, Strawbridge, Tallwood, Thalia, Thoroughgood, Three Oaks, Trantwood, White Oaks, Williams, Windsor Oaks, Windsor Woods, and Woodstock.

Middle:
Bayside, Brandon, Corporate Landing, Great Neck, Independence, Kempsville, Landstown, Larkspur, Lynnhaven, Plaza, Princess Anne, Salem, and Virginia Beach.

High:
Bayside, Cox, First Colonial, Green Run, Kellam, Kempsville, Landstown, Ocean Lakes, Princess Anne, Salem, and Tallwood.

There is an overwhelmingly larger amount of elementary schools in Virginia Beach than Middle and High schools! Wow. Did you know that?

There are so many public schools in Virginia Beach, and all of them are great. No matter what schools students are zoned for, they are in for a good learning experience. The atmospheres of Virginia Beach schools are all up to par.

Choosing the best Virginia Beach Public School for your child

If you are considering making a move to Virginia Beach and you have children that are of school age, then you are going to want to know a little bit about the different schools in the area. You will find that there are quite a few public schools in and around Virginia Beach. The schools are all part of the city government and they are responsible for the K-12 education.

The school system in Virginia Beach is the third largest in the state, and it is among the 50 largest systems in the nation. Because of the high population in and around Virginia Beach, there are quite a few schools, and the one that you choose for your children will likely be based upon your location in the city. Currently, there are just over 70,000 students in the Virginia Beach school system. All of the more than 80 schools that are a part of the system are fully accredited with the Virginia Standards of Learning.

What happens if you are living in an area and you don't want your child to attend the nearest school? If you have done research, and you've found that there is another school in the system that you believe would be a better candidate for your child's education, you may be able to move your child to the new school. However, it isn't quite as simple as bringing your child to the new school!

You will want to visit the website for the Virginia Beach City Public Schools and request an out of zone transfer. In addition to the paperwork, some conditions must be met. For example, requesting an out of zone attendance may not be approved if the school to which you want to send your child is already at max capacity of students. Those who have questions about transferring their child to another school should visit the Virginia Beach City Public Schools website or contact an administrator. They will be able to help you with your paperwork.

There are many great schools in the area, and you are sure to find the perfect place to send your child. As always, make sure that you have an open dialogue with your child and his or her teachers so that you know if there are any problems. Getting a good education is very important, and Virginia Beach has an excellent school system that can make your sure child gains the knowledge he or she needs to succeed.