Top 10 Best Suffolk City Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 21 public schools serving 14,048 students in Suffolk City, VA (there are 3 private schools, serving 1,204 private students). 92% of all K-12 students in Suffolk City, VA are educated in public schools (compared to the VA state average of 89%).
The top ranked public schools in Suffolk City, VA are John Yeates Middle School, Northern Shores Elementary School and Nansemond River High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Suffolk City, VA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 42% (versus the Virginia public school average of 54%), and reading proficiency score of 69% (versus the 70% statewide average). Schools in Suffolk City have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Virginia public schools.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Virginia public school average of 54% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Best Suffolk City Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
John Yeates Middle School
Math: 60% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4901 Bennetts Pasture Rd
Suffolk, VA 23435
(757) 923-4105
Grades: 6-8
| 480 students
Rank: #22.
Northern Shores Elementary School
Math: 61% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6701 Respass Beach Rd
Suffolk, VA 23435
(757) 923-4169
Grades: PK-5
| 776 students
Rank: #33.
Nansemond River High School
Magnet School
Math: 44% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3301 Nansemond Pkwy
Suffolk, VA 23435
(757) 923-4101
Grades: 9-12
| 1,662 students
Rank: #44.
Florence Bowser Elementary School
Math: 52% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4540 Nansemond Pkwy
Suffolk, VA 23435
(757) 923-4106
Grades: PK-5
| 764 students
Rank: #55.
Oakland Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5505 Godwin Blvd
Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 923-5248
Grades: PK-5
| 458 students
Rank: #66.
King's Fork High School
Math: 44% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
351 Kings Fork Road
Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 923-5240
Grades: 9-12
| 1,675 students
Rank: #77.
Colonel Fred Cherry Middle School
Math: 47% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
7401 Burbage Drive
Suffolk, VA 23435
(757) 925-6752
Grades: 6-8
| 759 students
Rank: #88.
Lakeland High School
Magnet School
Math: 33% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
214 Kenyon Road
Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 925-5790
Grades: 9-12
| 1,085 students
Rank: #99.
Nansemond Parkway Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3012 Nansemond Pkwy
Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 923-4167
Grades: PK-5
| 396 students
Rank: #1010.
Creekside Elementary School
Math: 44% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1000 Bennetts Creek Park Road
Suffolk, VA 23435
(757) 923-4251
Grades: PK-5
| 727 students
Rank: #1111.
Kilby Shores Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
111 Kilby Shores Dr
Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 934-6214
Grades: PK-5
| 478 students
Rank: #1212.
Forest Glen Middle School
Math: 39% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
200 Forest Glen Dr
Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 925-5780
Grades: 6-8
| 437 students
Rank: #1313.
Southwestern Elementary School
Math: 44% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
150 Pioneer Rd
Suffolk, VA 23437
(757) 925-5782
Grades: PK-5
| 548 students
Rank: #1414.
Elephant's Fork Elementary School
Math: 39% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2316 William Reid Dr
Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 923-5250
Grades: PK-5
| 531 students
Rank: #1515.
King's Fork Middle School
Math: 33% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
350 Kings Fork Rd.
Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 923-5246
Grades: 6-8
| 1,058 students
Rank: #1616.
Hillpoint Elementary School
Math: 31% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1101 Hillpoint Rd
Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 925-6750
Grades: PK-5
| 720 students
Rank: #1717.
John F. Kennedy Middle School
Math: 22% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2325 E Washington St
Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 934-6212
Grades: 6-8
| 511 students
Rank: #1818.
Mack Benn Jr. Elementary School
Math: 27% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1253 Nansemond Pkwy
Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 934-6224
Grades: PK-5
| 638 students
Rank: #1919.
Booker T. Washington Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
204 Walnut Street
Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 934-6226
Grades: PK-5
| 345 students
Rank: n/an/a
The College And Career At Pruden
Vocational School
4169 Pruden Blvd
Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 925-5651
Grades: n/a
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
Turlington Woods Alternative
Alternative School
629 Turlington Rd
Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 934-6215
Grades: n/a
| 0 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Suffolk City, VA

Suffolk City Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Suffolk VA, 23434
Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 923-5254
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
4540 Nansemond Pkwy
Suffolk, VA 23435
(757) 923-4164
Grades: PK-5
| 770 students
4169 Pruden Avenue
Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 925-5651
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
2325 E Washington St
Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 925-5560
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
3264 Pruden Blvd
Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 923-5244
Grades: PK-5
| 211 students
4169 Pruden Blvd
Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 539-7407
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
132 Robertson St
Suffolk, VA 23438
(757) 934-6211
Grades: PK-5
| 189 students
Suffolk Re-ed (Closed 2008)
Special Education School
2327 E. Washington St.
Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 539-2388
Grades: n/a
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Suffolk City, VA?
The top ranked public schools in Suffolk City, VA include John Yeates Middle School, Northern Shores Elementary School and Nansemond River High School.
How many public schools are located in Suffolk City, VA?
21 public schools are located in Suffolk City, VA.
What percentage of students in Suffolk City, VA go to public school?
92% of all K-12 students in Suffolk City, VA are educated in public schools (compared to the VA state average of 89%).
What is the racial composition of students in Suffolk City, VA?
Suffolk City, VA public schools minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Virginia public schools average of 54% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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