Northern Shores Elementary School

6701 Respass Beach Rd
Suffolk, VA 23435
(School attendance zone shown in map)
7/
10
Top 50%
Serving 776 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Northern Shores Elementary School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 61% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 54%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 76% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 69%).
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 54% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 776 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 65%
  • : Top 50% in VA
  • : 61% (Top 50%)
  • : 76% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Northern Shores Elementary School's student population of 776 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 46 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
776 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
46 teachers
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School Rankings

Northern Shores Elementary School ranks within the top 50% of all 1,792 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Northern Shores Elementary School is 0.69, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (VA)
#659 out of 1792 schools
(Top 50%)
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61%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Northern Shores Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Virginia by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
76%
69%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Northern Shores Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Virginia by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
4%
7%
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Hispanic
8%
18%
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Black
42%
22%
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White
35%
46%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
11%
7%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.69
This chart display the diversity score of Northern Shores Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Virginia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
18%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Northern Shores Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Northern Shores Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Northern Shores Elementary School's ranking?
Northern Shores Elementary School is ranked #659 out of 1,792 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Virginia.
What schools are Northern Shores Elementary School often compared to?
Northern Shores Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Creekside Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
61% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 54% VA state average), while 76% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 69% VA state average).
How many students attend Northern Shores Elementary School?
776 students attend Northern Shores Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
42% of Northern Shores Elementary School students are Black, 35% of students are White, 11% of students are Two or more races, 8% of students are Hispanic, and 4% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Northern Shores Elementary School?
Northern Shores Elementary School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Virginia state average of 14:1.
What grades does Northern Shores Elementary School offer ?
Northern Shores Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Northern Shores Elementary School part of?
Northern Shores Elementary School is part of Suffolk City PBLC Schs School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 776 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 65%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 61% (Top 50%)
  • : 76% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

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