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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Norfolk City Public Schools is a public school district located in Norfolk, VA. It has 31,425 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 71% in reading.
Address
800 E City Hall Ave
Norfolk, VA 23510
Telephone
(757) 628-3830

Norfolk City Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
71%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1090
1,052 responses
Average ACT
24
197 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
31,425
Free or Reduced Lunch
67.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,634
Teachers in First/Second Year
25.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$376,833,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,588/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    5%

Norfolk City Public Schools Reviews

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Currently, I am an Old Dominion University student and have attended the past two years. The only reason I have only attended a few years is because I am a transfer student. Old Dominion University is a wonderful place to attend college with professors that truly are invested in your success as a student and for the future. As I am on campus I feel safe, but when leaving campus I always stay aware of my surroundings which is why I didn't give a five star rating. The nightlife is great at Old Dominion University that I have heard, I have not attended any such events due to living off campus. There are plenty of eateries in the area and always something to do!
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It’s not the worst but it’s far from the best. It really depends on what school you go to, but overall students seem dissatisfied about certain aspects of the school board. These dissatisfactions wouldn’t be an issue, but unfortunately as students we feel like we are t heard by the people who are supposed to be representing us. At the high schools, they just started this quarter system completely out of the blue which caused uproar by all seniors applying for colleges. Despite us bringing this up downtown, no changes were made. I cannot speak for the entire class of 2019, but I am tired of feeling like a lab rat to NPS’ constantly changing policy. Although there are problems with the overall school district, the individual schools have their own ways of handling these changes and making the students feel better about them.
Norfolk Public Schools were a great educational experience for me, however I was in the International Baccalaureate Program. I found many of my friends who were not in this program stuggling with horrible teachers, overpopulated classes, and the overall bureaucratic process of getting any change implemented. Even I dealled with this last issue, as I once tried speaking out about a certain faculty member and had a administrator tell both me and mother, who had written quite a few emails before even hearing a response from said principal, that there was no problem here. Well, kids were facing this everyday. Change was very hard to implement due to this attitude of administrators. If there was no problem, then kids (and parents) wouldn’t be reporting these problems at all.