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Schools & Education

Education: School Liaison Officer
875 D Avenue
Virginia Beach , VA 23460

Phone 757-433-2496
Phone (DSN) 312-433-2496
Fax 757-433-2443

Mon – Fri 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Sat and Sun - closed



Public Schools

No matter where you live in Hampton Roads, you will find superior schools and specialty programs to serve you. Whether you are looking for elementary, middle, or high schools, gifted/talented programs, magnet schools or special education centers, you're sure to find what's right for your family. Additionally, private schools, private pre-schools and kindergarten facilities throughout the region provide parents with abundant educational choices. All public schools run a 180 day calendar year, with at least 2 major breaks (Winter & Spring) during the year. Most schools in the area offer before school programs for the elementary students, as well as free/reduced lunch programs, school sports programs, special education classes.

DoDDs Schools

There are no DODDS, public or private schools on any installation in the Hampton Roads region.

Registration Requirements

Newcomers and those registering their children for the first time are required by Virginia law to provide proof of immunizations against a number of contagious diseases. Children entering school up to the seventh grade must submit a birth certificate and have had a complete physical examination within the past twelve months.

Children entering kindergarten must be age 5 on or before 30 September of the enrollment year.

Contact the appropriate school system for additional information on registration requirements, specific academic or extracurricular activities.


Students living one (1) or more miles are provided with school bus transportation. After School Activity buses are provided at most area High Schools. Special wheelchair transportation is available for the handicap children.

Schools by City

Norfolk Public Schools --800 East City Hall Avenue Norfolk, VA 23510; Phone: 757-628-3830

Norfolk Public Schools includes 35 Elementary Schools, 8 Middle Schools and 5 High Schools. Student population is 36,925; Teacher - 2755 / Student/Teacher Ratio = 22/1.

Grading Scale: A  93-100 A- 90-92 B+87-89 B 83-86 B- 80-82 C+ 77-79 C 73-76 C- 70-72 D+ 67-69 D 64-66 E Below 64

Norfolk Public Schools include; Arts and Sciences Secondary Extended Day Program, Gifted Programs, Advance Placement Program, Dual Enrollment Programs, Governor's School, International Baccalaureate Courses, TECH-PREP Program and Norfolk Technical Vocational Center, Adult Education Center and many Sports Programs and Clubs.

Virginia Beach Public Schools -- 2512 George Mason Virginia Beach, VA  23456-0038; Phone: 757-263-1000/FAX: 757-263-1010.

Virginia Beach Public Schools include 56 Elementary Schools, 15 Middle Schools, 11 High Schools  and 4 Special Purpose Schools (Advance Programs Schools). Student population is 75,000; Teachers- 5900 / Student/Teacher Ratio =25/1.

Grading Scale: K-2: 4-Exceeds Standard  3- Meets Standard  2-Experiences Difficulty meeting standard  1- Does Not Meet Standard NE- Not Evaluated  X- Area Of Concern

Grades 3 - 12: A 93-100 A- 90-92 B+87-89 B 83-86 B- 80-82 C+ 77-79 C 73-76 C- 70-72 D+ 67-69 D 64-66 E Below 64

Virginia Beach Public Schools include: Foreign Language Partial Immersion Academy, Math and Science Academy, Global Studies and World Language Academy, Health and Sciences Academy, Legal Studies, Technology Academy, Visual and Performing Arts Academy, Advance Placement Classes, Special Education, Dual Enrollment Classes,  Distance Learning Program( Virtual Virginia Beach E-Learning), Adult Education Centers and many Sports Programs and Clubs. 

Chesapeake Public Schools -- 312 Cedar Road Chesapeake, VA 23322; Phone: 757-547-0165/FAX: 757-766-2989 

Chesapeake Public Schools include 28 Elementary Schools, 10 Middle Schools and 7 High Schools. Student population is 38,000; Teachers-2,907 / Student/Teacher Ratio = 19.2/1.

Grading Scale: A  93-100 A-90-92  B+  87-89 B 83-86 B- 80-82 C+ 77-79  C 7 3-76 C-70-72 D+ 67-69  D 64-66  E Below 64

Chesapeake Public Schools include; Honors programs, Gifted and Talented, Vocational TV and Radio Class, Special Education for Physically, Intellectually and Behaviorally Challenged; Adult Education, Lab, Pre-School and Alternative Schools as well and Sports Programs and Clubs. 

Portsmouth Public Schools -- P.O. Box 998 Portsmouth, VA 23705-0998; Phone: 757-393-8751/FAX: 757-393-5238.

Portsmouth Public Schools includes 13 Elementary Schools, 3 Middle Schools, 3 High Schools and 6 Alternative Schools. Student population is 16,844 / Teachers - 1,017 / Student/Teacher Ratio = 12/1.

Grading Scale: A 93-100 A- 90-92 B+87-89 B 83-86 B- 80-82 C+ 77-79 C 73-76 C- 70-72 D+ 67-69 D 64-66 E Below 64

Portsmouth Public Schools include: Advanced Studies Program, High School Dual Enrollment, Magnet Programs, and English as a Second Language, Special Education Services, Gifted and Talented Programs, 4-A Good Start Pre-school Program, Sports Programs, and Clubs and Adult Education Programs. 

Suffolk Public Schools -- 100 N. Main Street P.O. Box 1549 Suffolk, VA 23434; Phone: 757-925-6750/FAX: 757-925-6751.

Suffolk Public Schools includes 12 Elementary Schools, 4 Middle Schools and 3 High Schools. Student population is 14,026 / Teachers - 1,087 / Student/Teacher Ratio = 25/1.

Grading Scale: A  93-100 A- 90-92 B+87-89 B 83-86 B- 80-82 C+ 77-79 C 73-76 C- 70-72 D+ 67-69 D 63-66 D- 60-62 F Below 60

Suffolk Public Schools include: Full-day Kindergarten, Early Start Program for at-risk 4 year olds, Sign Language offered for Foreign Language Credit, Advance Placement Classes, Dual Enrollment Classes, Adult Education (The Center for Lifelong Learning), Sports Programs and clubs. 

The Standard of Learning (SOL)

The Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools describe the expectations for student learning and achievement in grades K-12 in English, mathematics, science, history/social science, technology, the fine arts, foreign language, health and physical education, and driver education. SOL scores have become an important tool for the state to see how well the schools are educating the children. Students must earn the required number of verified units of credit to receive a high school diploma. Feel free to use these scores as a part of your relocating tools.

Alternative Schools

These are generally schools whose educational philosophies are different from traditional programs. Typically, alternative schools have small classes, social and emotional development curriculum, and self-paced academic curriculum. This title is used officially as well as informally to describe a wide range of schools, so it's important to ask specific schools why they are classified as "alternative."

Magnet Schools

These are schools that focus on certain program of study; i.e. Environmental Sciences, Art, Music as well as general studies. Contact the school district your child will be attending to get specific information on requirements and enrollment.

Home Schooling

Another option is for the parents to teach their children at home instead of sending them to a public or private school. Each state has different laws governing home schooling. Many communities have organizations that assist home schooling families with curriculum and opportunities to meet other home schoolers. To home school your child, you can register with the local school district or the Virginia Department of Education. You'll be given a standard curriculum to follow and an assigned teacher who will monitor your child's progress.  More information on Home Schooling can be found on the School Outreach/Liaison website. 

Private School

Norfolk/Virginia Beach area is home to more than 200 private schools. Such options to public schools offer families a learning atmosphere tailored to their own philosophies and their children's specific needs. In addition to the many church affiliated schools, there are a number of private schools that serve students who are handicap impaired or possess learning disabilities or emotional and behavioral problems.

Private schools vary widely, from highly structured to self-directed learning environments, to college prep and curriculum strong in artistic expression. Most private schools are church affiliated; however they often accept students of any religious background. Parents should also inquire about scholarships, entrance requirements and waiting lists.

For more information regarding private school choices in the Hampton Roads region, contact Information & Referral at 757-433-2912.

The Governor's School

The Virginia's Governor's School Program, which began in 1973 when Governor Linwood Holton established the first summer residential programs for 400 gifted students across the commonwealth, is still strong today. With the support of the Virginia Board of Education and the General Assembly, the Governor's schools have expanded to not only include summer programs, but summer regional and academic year programs. These programs serve more than 7,500-gifted /talented students from all parts of the commonwealth. Each school creates a program tailored to meet the needs of its gifted high school students. Gifted students are able to explore and accelerate in areas ranging from arts, to government and international studies, global economics, mathematics, science and technology. Students are involved in classroom and laboratory work, field studies, research, individual and group projects, performances, and seminars with noted scholars, visiting artists and other professionals.

School Outreach/Liaison Coordinator

The School Outreach/Liaison Coordinator is located in the Fleet and Family Support Center, Norfolk and can be reached at 757-444-2102 or DSN 312-564-2102.

The mission of the Navy's School Outreach Education Program is to establish and maintain school and community partnerships which promote the academic, social, and emotional success of military connected children.

Navy School Liaison Officer

The Navy School Liaison Officer serves as the liaison between the installation commander, military agencies, schools and families. School Liaison Officers services include:

  • Providing information on local schools and boundaries
  • Supporting families with inbound/outbound school transfers
  • Home-schooling information and resources
  • Helping families understand and navigate the Special Education process
  • Making military and community agency referrals

The Navy School Liaison Officer for NAS Oceana and NAS Oceana Dam Neck Annex can be reached at 757-433-2496.

Adult Education

Adult learning opportunities are available throughout the Hampton Roads area. See the Education - Training (College/Technical) article.   

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