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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Chesapeake Public Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Chesapeake, VA. It has 40,879 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 79% of students are at least proficient in math and 83% in reading.

Chesapeake Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
83%
Percent Proficient - Math
79%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1140
2,973 responses
Average ACT
25
581 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
40,879
Free or Reduced Lunch
36.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$61,163
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.9%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$12,088/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$75,790
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,235
National
$949
Median Home Value
$265,600
National
$184,700

Chesapeake Public Schools Reviews

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Chesapeake public schools is a diverse and unique environment. Since freshman year, I’ve been nothing but an honor roll student because I have every resource I need to be successful. I’m never scared to ask for help or to get involved because the teachers and administration are nothing but supportive and friendly. There are many clubs and extra curricular activities that Chesapeake public schools provide. I’ve participated in many, and I’ve been very successful in all. At Chesapeake public schools, I have everything I need to be great!
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As a student who moved to Virginia their sophomore year, meeting new people was a little hard. However, teachers were helpful and made the transition easier. By my junior year, I had friends and joined the swim team which also helped me gain some friends. Although violence does spring out every once in a while, the school's teachers are able to handle it very well. I feel genuinely safe there. Academically, the school I attended had good teachers and the work was not overwhelming. They understood how being a student athlete can be difficult which makes me appreciate them more. The classes were easy to keep up with since the teachers had a plan that everyone was recommended to follow. They also helped a lot when a student was confused about a certain topic, even if it meant having to go back and get off pace showing the prioritization of the student. Overall, the school's diversity can use some work biggest there is a big numerical difference between the different ethnicities.
I attended both Hickory High School and the Governor’s School for the Arts. At Hickory, there is a very clear lack of diversity and several problems within the school; however, the school is nationally recognized for its academic and athletic excellence. During my time in high school, there were multiple gas leaks, several creatures invading the rooms, and I ended up in the ER after a nail got stuck in my foot. Despite these incidents, Hickory High School has prepared several students for rigorous education at top-50 universities and I will always be thankful for the opportunities such as clubs and the outstanding teaching staff present at the school.