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Education in Norfolk, Virginia

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Education in Norfolk, Virginia

Norfolk, Virginia offers many educational opportunities. Schools, public and private, are located all over the city.

Elementary, secondary

Norfolk City Public Schools, the public school system, comprises 5 high schools, 9 middle schools, 35 elementary schools, and 9 special-purpose/preschools. In 2005, Norfolk Public Schools won the $1 million Broad Prize for Urban Education award for having demonstrated, "the greatest overall performance and improvement in student achievement while reducing achievement gaps for poor and minority students".[1] The city had previously been nominated in 2003 and 2004. Ocean View Elementary School is an American public primary school in the community of Ocean View in the city of Norfolk, Virginia. It teaches grades one through five, in addition to its Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs for younger children. After completing grade five, most students go to Northside Middle School, which is also located in the Ocean View community.

There are also a number of private schools located in the city, the oldest of which, Norfolk Academy, was founded in 1728.

Post Secondary

Norfolk is home to three public universities and one private. It also hosts a community college campus in downtown.


  1. ^ The Broad Prize for Urban Education - Frequent Questions
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