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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Norfolk City Public Schools is a public school district located in Norfolk, VA. It has 30,087 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 70% in reading.

Norfolk City Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
70%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
78%
Average SAT
1100
1,215 responses
Average ACT
24
219 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
30,087
Free or Reduced Lunch
67.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,976
Teachers in First/Second Year
25.4%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$12,126/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$49,436
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,006
National
$949
Median Home Value
$285,559
National
$184,700

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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The one thing I really like about Norfolk Public Schools is the diversity of different ethnicities in school. It has helped me meet new interesting people that I didn’t think I could meet. The public schools have also helped my by farthing my education at an early age. For example, they offer AP classes and dual enrollment classes for students. I am ahead of the game because of Norfolk Public Schools. The public schools could improve the staff. I understand that teachers don’t make a lot of money, but that shouldn’t be an excuse for proper effort in teaching. They can also improve the lunch food in the schools. In today’s time children are not the same as they were back in the day. The portions of the food should be larger as well as taste in the food. Another, is Norfolk Public School should better the cleanliness in the schools because it is unacceptable. Although Norfolk Public School has its flaws it also has it pros because it has helped me become the person I am today.
I was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia and I must say that attending these schools were not easy. When strangers asked me what high school i was current;y attending some would frown their face up when I responded " Booker T. Washington High School." The judgment on Norfolk public schools have to stop especially for Booker T. Washington, we are not uneducated, we are not dumb, and we are not "Ghetto". That word has been used for a label for my high school, and it's not the kids fault, they are misguided and ignored. I will not tell a story and say that Norfolk public schools are the best , because it's some teachers that aren't truly dedicated and don't have the passion to be a teacher. Each kid has their own story and it starts from home, they come to school as an escape, we need better teachers to get these kids out of their situations. One thing that can never be taken away from you is your knowledge and wisdom.