Top 10 Best Virginia Beach Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 88 public schools serving 65,444 students in Virginia Beach, VA (there are 65 private schools, serving 8,303 private students). 89% of all K-12 students in Virginia Beach, VA are educated in public schools (compared to the VA state average of 89%).
The top ranked public schools in Virginia Beach, VA are Old Donation School, Kingston Elementary School and Green Run Collegiate. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Virginia Beach, VA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 69% (versus the Virginia public school average of 54%), and reading proficiency score of 78% (versus the 70% statewide average). Schools in Virginia Beach have an average ranking of 9/10, which is in the top 20% of Virginia public schools.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the Virginia public school average of 54% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Virginia Beach, VA (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Old Donation School
Magnet School
(Math: ≥99% | Reading: ≥99%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
4633 Honeygrove Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
(757) 648-3240
Grades: 2-8
| 1,304 students
Rank: #22.
Kingston Elementary School
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
3532 Kings Grant Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
(757) 648-2840
Grades: PK-5
| 492 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Green Run Collegiate
Charter School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1700 Dahlia Drive, Attn: Rian
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
(757) 263-1264
Grades: 9-12
| 400 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
North Landing Elementary School
(Math: 87% | Reading: 92%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2929 N Landing Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
(757) 648-3160
Grades: PK-5
| 453 students
Rank: #55.
Floyd Kellam High School
(Math: 83% | Reading: 93%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2665 West Neck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
(757) 648-5100
Grades: 9-12
| 1,905 students
Rank: #66.
Thoroughgood Elementary School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1701 Pleasure House Rd (temp.)
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
(757) 648-3920
Grades: PK-5
| 725 students
Rank: #77.
John B. Dey Elementary School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1900 N Great Neck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
(757) 648-2440
Grades: PK-5
| 750 students
Rank: #88.
Salem High School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1993 Sun Devil Dr
Virginia Beach, VA 22464
(757) 648-5650
Grades: 9-12
| 1,662 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Frank W. Cox High School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2425 Shorehaven Dr
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
(757) 648-5250
Grades: 9-12
| 1,715 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Tallwood High School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1668 Kempsville Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
(757) 648-5700
Grades: 9-12
| 1,835 students
Rank: #1111.
Princess Anne Elementary School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2444 Seaboard Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
(757) 648-3480
Grades: PK-5
| 640 students
Rank: #1212.
Red Mill Elementary School
(Math: 80% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1860 Sandbridge Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
(757) 648-3560
Grades: PK-5
| 589 students
Rank: #1313.
Great Neck Middle School
(Math: 83% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1848 North Great Neck Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
(757) 648-4550
Grades: 6-8
| 1,076 students
Rank: #1414.
Princess Anne High School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4400 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 648-5600
Grades: 9-12
| 1,705 students
Rank: #1515.
Strawbridge Elementary School
(Math: 80% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2553 Strawbridge Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
(757) 648-3800
Grades: PK-5
| 592 students
Rank: #1616.
Three Oaks Elementary School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2201 Elson Green Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
(757) 648-3960
Grades: PK-5
| 656 students
Rank: #1717.
Princess Anne Middle School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2323 Holland Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
(757) 648-4950
Grades: 6-8
| 1,338 students
Rank: #1818.
Ocean Lakes High School
Magnet School
(Math: 73% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
885 Schuman Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
(757) 648-5550
Grades: 9-12
| 1,978 students
Rank: #1919.
Tallwood Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2025 Kempsville Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
(757) 648-3840
Grades: PK-5
| 564 students
Rank: #2020.
New Castle Elementary School
(Math: 78% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4136 Dam Neck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
(757) 648-3080
Grades: PK-5
| 700 students
Rank: #2121.
Plaza Middle School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3080 S Lynnhaven Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
(757) 648-4900
Grades: 6-8
| 1,029 students
Rank: #2222.
Salem Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3961 Salem Lakes Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
(757) 648-3680
Grades: PK-5
| 535 students
Rank: #2323.
Virginia Beach Middle School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
600 25th St
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 648-6050
Grades: 6-8
| 619 students
Rank: #2424.
First Colonial High School
Magnet School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1272 Mill Dam Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
(757) 648-5300
Grades: 9-12
| 1,807 students
Rank: #2525.
Landstown High School
Magnet School
(Math: 67% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2001 Concert Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
(757) 648-5500
Grades: 9-12
| 2,197 students
Rank: #2626.
Salem Middle School
(Math: 70% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2380 Lynnhaven Pkwy
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
(757) 648-5000
Grades: 6-8
| 1,112 students
Rank: #2727.
Alanton Elementary School
(Math: 75% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1441 Stephens Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
(757) 648-2000
Grades: PK-5
| 599 students
Rank: #2828.
Glenwood Elementary School
(Math: 72% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2213 Round Hill Dr
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
(757) 648-2520
Grades: PK-5
| 969 students
Rank: #2929.
Rosemont Forest Elementary School
(Math: 73% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1716 Grey Friars Chase
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
(757) 648-3640
Grades: PK-5
| 523 students
Rank: #3030.
Creeds Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
920 Princess Anne Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23457
(757) 648-2400
Grades: PK-5
| 307 students
Rank: #3131.
Kempsville High School
(Math: 73% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5194 Chief Trail
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
(757) 648-5450
Grades: 9-12
| 1,934 students
Rank: #32 - 3332. - 33.
Centerville Elementary School
(Math: 70% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2201 Centerville Tnpk
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
(757) 648-2200
Grades: PK-5
| 622 students
Rank: #32 - 3332. - 33.
Christopher Farms Elementary School
(Math: 70% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2828 Pleasant Acres Dr
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
(757) 648-2240
Grades: PK-5
| 657 students
Rank: #3434.
Landstown Elementary School
(Math: 69% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2212 Recreation Dr
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
(757) 648-2880
Grades: PK-5
| 715 students
Rank: #3535.
Windsor Woods Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
233 Presidential Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
(757) 648-4160
Grades: PK-5
| 419 students
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Virginia Beach, Virginia Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
233 N Witchduck Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 473-5038
Grades: 6-8
| 139 students
213 North Witchduck Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 473-5038
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Po Box 7510
Virginia Beach, VA 23458
(800) 796-6472
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
1008 Ferry Plantation Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
(757) 473-5043
Grades: 2-5
| 496 students
5100 Cleveland St
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 648-6000
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
1700 Dahlia Dr
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
(757) 431-4006
Grades: 9-12
| 564 students
641 Carriage Hill Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
(757) 431-4026
Grades: PK-5
| 362 students
5100 Cleveland St.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 648-6118
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
P. O. Box 6038
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
(757) 263-1000
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
273 Witchduck Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 473-5058
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Virginia Beach Secep (Closed 2008)
Special Education School
233 Presidential Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
(757) 648-4195
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
5100 Cleveland St.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 648-6116
Grades: n/a
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Virginia Beach, VA?
The top ranked public schools in Virginia Beach, VA include Old Donation School, Kingston Elementary School and Green Run Collegiate.
How many public schools are located in Virginia Beach, VA?
88 public schools are located in Virginia Beach, VA.
What percentage of students in Virginia Beach, VA go to public school?
89% of all K-12 students in Virginia Beach, VA are educated in public schools (compared to the VA state average of 89%).
What is the racial composition of students in Virginia Beach, VA?
Virginia Beach, VA public schools minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the Virginia public schools average of 54% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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