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  1. Academics
    B
  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
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Norfolk City Public Schools is an above average, public school district located in Norfolk, VA. It has 32,148 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 71% of students are at least proficient in math and 69% 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
69%
Percent Proficient - Math
71%
Average Graduation Rate
80%
Average SAT
1090
856 responses
Average ACT
24
163 responses
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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
32,148
Free or Reduced Lunch
67.5%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,716
Teachers in First/Second Year
25.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$376,833,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,121/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    5%

Norfolk City Public Schools Reviews

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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.
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The teachers should care more about students education. Some of the teachers are extremely rude for no reason at all and are also not very willing to help you when you don’t understand. They’ll also make you feel embarrassed or in the wrong if you ask questions sometimes. Also some faculty is very rude in my opinion if you don’t like children you shouldn’t work with them!
Norfolk Public Schools allows its students to be creative, embracing our capabilities and talents that will soon bloom in the future. Schools are very diverse and they allow their students to be free and to be their authentic selves. Students have created their own clubs as a result of the optimism and freedom they allow us to have. On the flip side, our technology is vague and old which is a disadvantage for our education. This doesn't allow us to expand upon our education but rather be stagnant. In addition, our food supply is not that best which results in many students not eating. This also works hand in hand with one's performance in the classroom because they are not energetic nor fully involved.