Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) is the largest school division in Hampton Roads – southeastern Virginia – serving approximately 69,735 students in grades kindergarten through 12. Currently, the school system includes 56 elementary schools, 14 middle schools and 11 high schools, plus a number of secondary/post-secondary specialty centers. Virginia Beach City Public Schools wants every student to achieve at his or her maximum potential in an engaging, inspiring and challenging learning environment.
Virginia Beach City Public Schools is the largest school division in Hampton Roads - southeastern Virginia - and continues to be one of the best school divisions in the country according to GreatSchools, which ranked VBCPS as the fifth best large school division in the entire nation. Learn more about our school system
All public school children in Virginia undergo achievement testing. Be an advocate for your child and their educational needs. Learn how testing helps your child receive a better education. For example, public schools students in Virginia take the Stanford 10 in grades four, six and eight. The Stanford Achievement Test series assesses what students know and are able to do at that specific moment in time. Through this testing, teachers can identify and assist at risk children. Parents will understand what their children know and can do and how they can help.
Learn about Virginia’s Standards of Learning (SOL) and other aspects of Virginia’s Testing program
Public School Accreditation
In Virginia, public
school accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standard of Learning assessments and the other statewide tests in English, history/social science, mathematics and science. Ratings are based on the achievement of students on tests taken during the previous academic year. They may also reflect a three-year average of achievement.
Virginia Beach City Public Schools’ online Parent Connection links parents and families to community resources. The web page features school-related information, links to events, and articles by experts in the field. Learn more
Learn about Virginia Beach City Public Schools’ grade-level instructional objectives and learning expectations for your child
Have you just relocated to Virginia Beach or are you considering placing your child in a VB public school? Visit the
VBCPS website for a list of all Virginia Beach public schools and their locations and attendance zones.
Virginia Beach City Public Schools transports more than 62,000 students each day. Want to find the closest bus stop to your home? Find bus schedule information
Parents can view monthly meal menus for their child’s school by visiting food services'
webpage. Parents can also pay for their child’s meals online on the same page.
Not sure how much your child should eat from each food group? Foods are grouped together when they share similar nutritional properties. You may have grown up with the "Basic 4": dairy group, meat group, grain group, and the fruits and vegetables group but as nutrition science has changed, so have these food groups. Learn more
Beach Bags Program
Did you know that there are children right here in Virginia Beach who do not have enough to eat? It’s hard to believe, but it’s true. This is especially the case during weekends and school vacations when children cannot take advantage of school breakfasts and lunches. That’s why the school system and its partners created the Beach Bags program. Beach Bags provides needy students with necessary food items over the weekend. Food is packed by volunteers and distributed to participating schools. The Beach Bags are actually packed in brown paper (or plastic) bags and placed in student backpacks at the end of the day (so they are not embarrassed or stigmatized for having been selected). Current funding, however, only allows for distributions to take place every other weekend. Schools and the community can help in the following ways. Make a tax deductible donation to the Virginia Beach Education Foundation. Schools, PTA’s, parents, and community members can also “pack a Beach Bag” by assembling the ten items in the attached list in a paper or plastic (unsealed) bag. Beach Bags can be delivered to School Administration or to participating schools. VBCPS Parent Connection will make arrangements for pickup and distribution. Questions? Please call the Office of Community Engagement at (757) 263-1936.
Virginia Beach City Public Schools provides educational opportunities for all students with disabilities, ages 2 through 21 years in the most appropriate, least restrictive environment, as outlined in the student's Individualized Education Program (IEP). Visit the
VBCPS website for more information.
: Bringing together City, Schools, and the Community for
a common mission.
GrowSmart’s mission is to promote and improve the
healthy development, school readiness, and reading
proficiency of young children, ages 0-8, in Virginia
This site was designed to provide information and resources for Virginia Beach parents, caregivers,and teachers of young children, ages 0-8.
The site is also intended for our community stakeholders who wish to find out more about the City of Virginia Beach’s early learning efforts and how you can get involved.
Address: 4525 Main Street Suite 700 Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Phone: (757) 385-0144
© Copyright 2016
| The City of Virginia Beach