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The Virginia Beach School System
Virginia Beach is part of the Virginia Beach City Public Schools system. It is one of the biggest systems in the state by population, serving nearly 70,000 students in about 80 public schools along with several private K-12 academic institutions. Although it is a vacation destination and mostly suburban area, it is the most populous city in the state. The Virginia Beach education system can be challenging for parents to navigate, especially if they have a child who has academic needs that fall outside the norm. Parents of children who are gifted or who struggle in traditional academic settings may find it beneficial to have their child work with an accomplished private tutor.
Varsity Tutors can help Virginia Beach parents connect with personal tutors who have the experience to keep a gifted child engaged in the learning process, or who can help students who are struggling with academic concepts. A professional tutor can also work with students who are on solid academic footing but who could benefit from extra help in preparing for an upcoming Standards of Learning (SOL) test, ACT, or SAT.
The SOL exams are given to students in grades three through eight in the subjects of English and mathematics, and at various stages throughout a child’s high school career. Specific subject areas include English, mathematics, science, social studies, and history. These exams evaluate students' understanding of the subject area and establish the minimum levels needed to verify student mastery.
If you’re wondering how some of the largest schools in Virginia Beach performed on recent assessments, you will find the following chart to be a valuable resource:
Virginia Beach Test Scores
High school can be a difficult transition for any child. A higher level of independence coincides with the more advanced academic material. Unfortunately, many students are unprepared to regulate their own independent study needs. A personal tutor can work with your child to help them create a homework and study routine that can help improve grades across the board. A professional Virginia Beach tutor can also help your child if they are struggling with specific concepts in a subject area.
Are you curious about which Virginia Beach high schools are among the best in the area? We’ve put together the following list to answer your questions.
Virginia Beach High School Rankings
|High School||Virginia Beach Ranking||State Ranking||AP Pass Rate|
|Ocean Lakes High School||1||15||88%|
|Princess Anne High School||2||32||74%|
|First Colonial High School||3||65||57%|
|Salem High School||4||77||43%|
|Frank W. Cox High School||5||79||70%|
|Floyd E. Kellam High School||6||81||59%|
|Tallwood High School||7||83||55%|
|Landstown High School||8||100||60%|
|Bayside High School||9||116||46%|
|Green Run Collegiate||10||172||N/A|
Because of the emphasis placed on testing achievement it, it is essential to consider how well your child's school performs on their examinations. It is also important to take into consideration the amount of personal attention your child receives throughout their academic day.
Even schools with a low student-teacher ratio still have around 15 students per teacher. This means that in each class a teacher must accommodate the learning styles and needs of fifteen different students.
If your child is working with a personal tutor, he or she will receive the undivided attention of their instructor. This allows for more customization in both the type of learning materials provided and the way in which concepts are delivered. For students who are struggling, this individual attention can be invaluable.
Here are how some of the largest schools in Virginia Beach compare in average class size.
Virginia Beach Student-to-Teacher Ratios
Landstown High School has a 22 1 student-teacher ratio.
Ocean Lakes High School has a 20 1 student-teacher ratio.
Floyd E. Kellam High School has a 21 1 student-teacher ratio.
Tallwood High School has a 19 1 student-teacher ratio.
First Colonial High School has a 19 1 student-teacher ratio.
Virginia State Average has a 14 1 student-teacher ratio.
Did you know that private tutoring is also available if you or your child are preparing to transition into a university setting? Experienced private tutors are available in Virginia Beach to help students in a wide variety of subject areas at the collegiate level.
Below you will find a list of some of the most highly ranked colleges in the Virginia Beach area. If you or your child will be attending one of these or another nearby college, professional tutors are waiting to help maximize learning opportunities.
Virginia Beach University Rankings
|College||National Rank||Acceptance Rate|
|Old Dominion University||749||85%|
|Centura College - Virginia Beach||N/A||100%|
|Byrant & Stratton College||N/A||100%|
|Norfolk State University||N/A||85%|
|Virginia Wesleyan College||N/A||90%|
|Sentara College of Health Sciences||N/A||N/A|
|South University - Virginia Beach||N/A||34%|
|The Art Institute of Virginia Beach||N/A||100%|
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