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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Suffolk City Public Schools is a public school district located in Suffolk, VA. It has 14,265 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 69% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.

Suffolk City Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
69%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1080
759 responses
Average ACT
25
160 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
14,265
Free or Reduced Lunch
46.6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,438
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.6%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$12,670/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    65%
  • Support Services
    30%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$70,664
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,135
National
$949
Median Home Value
$246,600
National
$184,700

Suffolk City Public Schools Reviews

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Suffolk Public Schools have provided me with an education that has been beneficial. While the education standards are low, depending on which school you attend, the staff can be very kind and helpful. I attended Lakeland High School as a student in the PLTW: Biomedical Sciences program. There, I found a very strong Science Department with fully capable teachers, including trained- AP teachers. However, there are teachers at Lakeland that lack the qualifications to teach AP/Honors level courses. Many students find themselves stuck in classes with rude/obnoxious staff. However, I have only had this occur a few times and I lived. Furthermore, the programs available in Suffolk City Public Schools are very disciplined and accredited, furthering any enrolled student's education. While it's certainly not the best, it is up there in terms of diversity, teachers, STEM, and clubs/activities.
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Suffolk Public Schools are few in numbers. There are only three high schools in the district, but the quality makes up for the quantity. For the few years I have lived in Suffolk, the school district has proven that it has many opportunities for students to excel in both academics and athletics. Through the teaches and curriculum could use a little work, overall it's a nice district that provides a place for everyone. Compared to other school districts, it is average but to us, the students who study here, it is the best it can be.
My child is currently enrolled in Pioneer Elementary & it is excellent! Friendly staff with warm smiles every day, staff is easy to communicate with, class size- roughly 20-25 students. Previous school Elephants Fork Elementary was horrific. Most of the schools in the district are terrible. Currently the threat of rezoning is looming.