Suffolk City School District

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For the 2021 school year, there are 21 public schools serving 14,359 students in Suffolk City School District. Suffolk City School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Virginia.
The top ranked public schools in Suffolk City School District are Northern Shores Elementary School, Driver Elementary School and Oakland Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Public schools in Suffolk City School District have an average math proficiency score of 69% (versus the Virginia public school average of 72%), and reading proficiency score of 77% (versus the 80% statewide average). This district's average testing ranking is 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of 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).

Overview

School District NameSuffolk City School District
School District Websitehttp://www.spsk12.net
School District Phone Number(757) 925-6750
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (VA)
# of Schools21 Schools2,123 Schools
# of Students14,359 Students1,290,708 Students
# of Teachers959 Teachers85,967 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1

District Comparison

Suffolk City School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 135 school districts in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-2017 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 85% has increased from 82% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#84 out of 135 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Suffolk City   School District, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
69%
72%
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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
76%
80%
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 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate
85%
88%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Suffolk City   School District and public school graduation rate of VA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.590.68
# of American Indian Students31 Students3,485 Students
% American Indian Students
n/an/a
# of Asian Students227 Students90,286 Students
% Asian Students
2%
7%
# of Hispanic Students807 Students202,982 Students
% Hispanic Students
6%
16%
# of Black Students7,899 Students288,923 Students
% Black Students
55%
22%
# of White Students4,597 Students631,498 Students
% White Students
32%
49%
# of Hawaiian Students25 Students2,044 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students773 Students71,490 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
6%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:50333,581
# of Students in Kindergarten:1,04490,873
# of Students in 1st Grade:1,09694,190
# of Students in 2nd Grade:1,06194,056
# of Students in 3rd Grade:1,10796,830
# of Students in 4th Grade:1,12799,179
# of Students in 5th Grade:1,12799,433
# of Students in 6th Grade:1,12397,617
# of Students in 7th Grade:1,01996,633
# of Students in 8th Grade:1,07996,881
# of Students in 9th Grade:1,304103,925
# of Students in 10th Grade:1,03599,531
# of Students in 11th Grade:91994,858
# of Students in 12th Grade:81593,121
# of Ungraded Students: - -

Fiscal Data Comparison

The revenue/student of $13,145 is higher than the state median of $11,878. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,603 is higher than the state median of $11,949. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017This School DistrictThis State (VA)
Total Revenue$189 MM$44 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 2016-17 school year data.
Spending$181 MM$45 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 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$13,145$11,878
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 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$12,603$11,949
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 2016-17 school year data.

Suffolk City School District Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Northern Shores Elementary School Math: 84% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    6701 Respass Beach Rd
    Suffolk, VA 23435
    (757) 923-4169

    Grades: PK-5 | 895 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Driver Elementary School Math: 82% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    4270 Driver Lane
    Suffolk, VA 23435
    (757) 923-4106

    Grades: PK-5 | 597 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Oakland Elementary School Math: 85% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    5505 Godwin Blvd
    Suffolk, VA 23434
    (757) 923-5248

    Grades: PK-5 | 478 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Nansemond River High School Magnet School
    Math: 71% | Reading: 91%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    3301 Nansemond Pkwy
    Suffolk, VA 23435
    (757) 923-4101

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,553 student
  • Rank: #55.
    Pioneer Elementary School Math: 84% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    150 Pioneer Rd
    Suffolk, VA 23437
    (757) 925-5782

    Grades: PK-5 | 639 students
  • Rank: #66.
    John Yeates Middle School Math: 70% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4901 Bennetts Pasture Rd
    Suffolk, VA 23435
    (757) 923-4105

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,241 student
  • Rank: #77.
    Kilby Shores Elementary School Math: 75% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    111 Kilby Shores Dr
    Suffolk, VA 23434
    (757) 934-6214

    Grades: PK-5 | 530 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Lakeland High School Magnet School
    Math: 62% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    214 Kenyon Road
    Suffolk, VA 23434
    (757) 925-5790

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,019 student
  • Rank: #99.
    Forest Glen Middle School Math: 71% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    200 Forest Glen Dr
    Suffolk, VA 23434
    (757) 925-5780

    Grades: 6-8 | 449 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Creekside Elementary School Math: 75% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1000 Bennetts Creek Park Road
    Suffolk, VA 23435
    (757) 923-4251

    Grades: PK-5 | 947 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    King's Fork High School Math: 60% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    351 Kings Fork Road
    Suffolk, VA 23434
    (757) 923-5240

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,501 student
  • Rank: #1212.
    Nansemond Parkway Elementary School Math: 73% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3012 Nansemond Pkwy
    Suffolk, VA 23434
    (757) 923-4167

    Grades: PK-5 | 539 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Hillpoint Elementary School Math: 73% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1101 Hillpoint Rd
    Suffolk, VA 23434
    (757) 925-6750

    Grades: PK-5 | 762 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    King's Fork Middle School Math: 60% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    350 Kings Fork Rd.
    Suffolk, VA 23434
    (757) 923-5246

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,003 student
  • Rank: #1515.
    Elephant's Fork Elementary School Math: 67% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2316 William Reid Dr
    Suffolk, VA 23434
    (757) 923-5250

    Grades: PK-5 | 594 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Mack Benn Junior Elementary School Math: 66% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1253 Nansemond Pkwy
    Suffolk, VA 23434
    (757) 934-6224

    Grades: PK-5 | 662 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    John F. Kennedy Middle School Math: 57% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2325 E Washington St
    Suffolk, VA 23434
    (757) 934-6212

    Grades: 6-8 | 528 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Booker T. Washington Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    204 Walnut Street
    Suffolk, VA 23434
    (757) 934-6226

    Grades: PK-5 | 422 students
  • Rank: #19-2119.- 21.
    The College And Career Academy At Pruden Vocational School
    4169 Pruden Blvd
    Suffolk, VA 23434
    (757) 925-5651

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Rank: #19-2119.- 21.7401 Burbage Drive
    Suffolk, VA 23434
    (757) 925-6752

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a student
  • Rank: #19-2119.- 21.
    Turlington Woods Alternative Alternative School
    629 Turlington Rd
    Suffolk, VA 23434
    (757) 934-6215

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
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