Suffolk City School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 21 public schools serving 14,359 students in Suffolk City School District. This district's average testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in Virginia.
Public Schools in Suffolk City School District have an average math proficiency score of 84% (versus the Virginia public school average of 82%), and reading proficiency score of 77% (versus the 78% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Suffolk City School District are Nansemond River High School, John Yeates Middle School and Northern Shores Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Suffolk City School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Virginia.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Virginia public school average of 51% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Suffolk City School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Virginia for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Suffolk City School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (VA)
# Schools
21 Schools
2,121 Schools
# Students
14,359 Students
1,290,608 Students
# Teachers
959 Teachers
85,953 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Suffolk City School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 135 school districts in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 87% has increased from 82% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (VA)
Overall District Rank
#56 out of 135 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Suffolk City   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
84%
82%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Suffolk City   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of VA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
78%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Suffolk City   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of VA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
87%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Suffolk City   School District and public school graduation rate of VA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.59
0.68
# American Indian Students
31 Students
3,484 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
227 Students
90,285 Students
% Asian Students
2%
7%
# Hispanic Students
807 Students
202,972 Students
% Hispanic Students
6%
16%
# Black Students
7,899 Students
288,916 Students
% Black Students
55%
22%
# White Students
4,597 Students
631,420 Students
% White Students
32%
49%
# Hawaiian Students
25 Students
2,044 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
773 Students
71,487 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
6%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
503
33,581
# Students in K Grade:
1,044
90,873
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,096
94,190
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,061
94,056
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,107
96,830
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,127
99,179
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,127
99,433
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,123
97,617
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,019
96,633
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,079
96,881
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,304
103,902
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,035
99,508
# Students in 11th Grade:
919
94,828
# Students in 12th Grade:
815
93,097
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,873 is higher than the state median of $12,340. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $13,048 is higher than the state median of $12,303. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (VA)
Total Revenue
$199 MM
$46 MM
This chart display total revenue of Suffolk City   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in VA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$187 MM
$46 MM
This chart display total spending of Suffolk City   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in VA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$13,873
$12,340
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Suffolk City   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in VA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$13,048
$12,303
This chart display average spending per public school student in Suffolk City   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in VA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Suffolk City School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Nansemond River High School
Magnet School
Math: 91% | Reading: 88%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3301 Nansemond Pkwy
Suffolk, VA 23435
(757) 923-4101
Grades: 9-12
| 1,553 students
Rank: #22.
John Yeates Middle School
Math: 92% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(2)
4901 Bennetts Pasture Rd
Suffolk, VA 23435
(757) 923-4105
Grades: 6-8
| 1,241 students
Rank: #33.
Northern Shores Elementary School
Math: 90% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6701 Respass Beach Rd
Suffolk, VA 23435
(757) 923-4169
Grades: PK-5
| 895 students
Rank: #44.
King's Fork High School
Math: 89% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
351 Kings Fork Road
Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 923-5240
Grades: 9-12
| 1,501 students
Rank: #55.
Colonel Fred Cherry Middle School
Math: 87% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
7401 Burbage Drive
Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 925-6752
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: #66.
Oakland Elementary School
Math: 89% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(6)
5505 Godwin Blvd
Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 923-5248
Grades: PK-5
| 478 students
Rank: #77.
Kilby Shores Elementary School
Math: 88% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
111 Kilby Shores Dr
Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 934-6214
Grades: PK-5
| 530 students
Rank: #88.
Forest Glen Middle School
Math: 83% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
200 Forest Glen Dr
Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 925-5780
Grades: 6-8
| 449 students
Rank: #99.
Pioneer Elementary School
Math: 87% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
150 Pioneer Rd
Suffolk, VA 23437
(757) 925-5782
Grades: PK-5
| 639 students
Rank: #1010.
Lakeland High School
Magnet School
Math: 81% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
214 Kenyon Road
Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 925-5790
Grades: 9-12
| 1,019 students
Rank: #1111.
Creekside Elementary School
Math: 85% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1000 Bennetts Creek Park Road
Suffolk, VA 23435
(757) 923-4251
Grades: PK-5
| 947 students
Rank: #1212.
Nansemond Parkway Elementary School
Math: 82% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3012 Nansemond Pkwy
Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 923-4167
Grades: PK-5
| 539 students
Rank: #1313.
King's Fork Middle School
Math: 79% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
350 Kings Fork Rd.
Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 923-5246
Grades: 6-8
| 1,003 students
Rank: #1414.
Hillpoint Elementary School
Math: 77% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1101 Hillpoint Rd
Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 925-6750
Grades: PK-5
| 762 students
Rank: #1515.
Elephant's Fork Elementary School
Math: 80% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2316 William Reid Dr
Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 923-5250
Grades: PK-5
| 594 students
Rank: #1616.
John F. Kennedy Middle School
Math: 73% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
2325 E Washington St
Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 934-6212
Grades: 6-8
| 528 students
Rank: #1717.
Mack Benn Junior Elementary School
Math: 71% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1253 Nansemond Pkwy
Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 934-6224
Grades: PK-5
| 662 students
Rank: #1818.
Booker T. Washington Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
204 Walnut Street
Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 934-6226
Grades: PK-5
| 422 students
The College And Career Academy At Pruden
Vocational School
4169 Pruden Blvd
Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 925-5651
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Driver Elementary School
(1)
4270 Driver Lane
Suffolk, VA 23435
(757) 923-4106
Grades: PK-5
| 597 students
Turlington Woods Alternative
Alternative School
629 Turlington Rd
Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 934-6215
Grades: n/a
| n/a students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Suffolk City Public Schools
  • 100 N Main St, Suffolk, VA, 23434
  • (757) 925-6750
  • spsk12.net
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 14,359 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 68%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 87% (Top 50% in VA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 84% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 77% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.59

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