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VIRGINIA BEACH HIGH SCHOOLS
Bayside High School

Bayside High School

Bayside High School servers approximately 1862 students with a staff of 130 teachers. The school is one of several magnet programs in Virginia Beach. Bayside features a Health and Science Academy and has a written agreement with Eastern Virginia Medical School regarding preferential admissions for Academy graduates. Bayside has also achieved full State Accreditation, consistently exceeding state Standards of Learning benchmarks. Bayside High school works to "empower all students to become lifelong learners and responsible, productive citizens in a global society."
Frank W. Cox High School

Frank W. Cox High School

Cox High School is located off Great Neck Rd in Virginia Beach. The school was the first fully accredited high school in the area and has met full accreditation standards. Cox High School has won several awards and achievements including winning the coveted Virginia High School League Wachovia Cup for out standing academic and athletic achievement. The school has won 40 state athletic title overall and blue ribbon awards for their music program, student newspaper, and student yearbook. "The mission of the Frank W. Cox High School community is to empower everyone to become a lifelong learner and a responsible, productive citizen of a global society."
First Colonial High School

First Colonial High School

Home of the Patriots! First Colonial High School first opened in 1966 with James C. Mounie as the first principal. First Colonial has a magnet program called the Legal Studies Academy created for students to explore employment in the legal field. First Colonial has many athletic teams including a club-level crew team, one of three public crew teams in Virginia Beach. "The mission of First Colonial High School is to ensure students are engaged in an innovative, rigorous learning environment while integrating academics with life skills so they can reach the achievement and respect necessary for post-secondary success."
Floyd E. Kellam High School

Floyd E. Kellam High School

Home of the Knights! Kellam High School opened in 1962 and serves the largest geographic area of any school in Virginia Beach. Kellam has a diverse population of approximately 1,799 students. On January 5, 2010 the Virginia Beach School Board voted to approve the 108-acre property to be used as the replacement site for Kellam High. Projected to be completed in Spring 2014, the new $102 million school will be the most technologically advanced building out of all Virginia Beach Schools. The school will have many unique features such as six learning communities, student project and demonstration spaces, and a state of the art technology application for education. The new Kellam will also have sustainable design features such as a vegetated roof, provisions for recycling, and cool roof to minimize solar heat gain. The schools as well as the community are excited for Kellam to reopen in 2014.
Green Run High School

Green Run High School

Green Run High School is located off S. Independence Blvd near Princess Anne Rd. Green Run first opened in 1979 as the largest high school in Virginia Beach with 247,000 feet of space. The site of school has a rich history that can be tracked back to the Algonquin Indian Settlements. The property was also once used for fox hunting and later used as a garden farm for the Norfolk City jail. The school now holds approximately 1634 students and a staff of 119 teachers. Green Run High Schools mission "is to provide a safe and nurturing environment which fosters both educational excellence and the development of 21st century learners and citizens."
Kempsville High School

Kempsville High School

Home of the Chiefs! Kempsville High is located in the heart of the Kempsville area of Virginia Beach. The school offers an academically challenging program, which emphasizes student achievement, school climate, and enhanced communication between school and community. Kempsville offers seventeen different Advanced Placement (AP) courses. They also house programs for learning disabled, emotionally handicapped, and educable mentally handicapped students as well. Kempsville High School has a wide variety of extra-curricular activities including thirty-two athletic teams and forty-five clubs. The school "strongly believes that learning is the key to opening doors for all people."
Landstown High School

Landstown High School

Landstown High School is a comprehensive High School that houses the Technology Academy, a magnet program emphasizing emerging technologies. Students in this program can learn about pre-engineering technology, information technology, and entrepreneurship technology. Landstown first opened in 2001 and now serves approximately 2317 students with a staff of about 160 teachers. Landstown High School had several athletic honors including their football team who went to three state championship games in a row from 2003-2005. "The mission of Landstown High School, in partnership with family and community, is to provide a balanced and diverse educational experience, through the integration of academics, electives, and technology to allow students to discover and develop their full potential for performance and success."
Ocean Lakes High School

Ocean Lakes High School

Home of the Dolphins! Ocean Lakes High School is most known for its Math and Science Academy that started in 1996. Students enrolled in the academy take courses in Math, Science, and English. Ocean Lakes is one of five Virginia Beach High Schools ranked in the top 1200 in Newsweek's 2006 ranking of American High Schools. "The mission of Ocean Lakes High School is to provide a safe, challenging, and innovative learning environment in which all individuals are encourage and empowered to achieve their potential as contributing citizens of society."
Princess Anne High School

Princess Anne High School

Princess Anne High School is located near the Town Center Area of Virginia Beach. The school is the oldest secondary school in Virginia Beach and in June 2012 Princess Anne, celebrated their 58th graduating class. Princess Anne first opened in 1954 and served what was referred to as the Princess Anne County. Surrounded by a growing area the school is now said to serve the downtown area of Virginia Beach. Today, the school servers approximately 1900 students in grades 9 through 12. It is Princess Anne's vision that "every student is achieving at his/her own maximum potential in a safe, engaging, inspiring, and challenging environment that empowers students to become caring and responsible global citizens."
Salem High School

Salem High School

Home of the Sundevils! Salem High School is located in a 258,862-Square-foot building containing 85 classrooms, an auditorium, a large lecture hall, and a large gym. The school opened in 1989 with a capacity of just over 2,000 students. Salem is home to the Visual and Preforming Art Academy, which consists of four strands of study: music, dance, theatre, and visual arts. Admission to the program is based on an audition/portfolio evaluation, recommendations, and achievement as evidenced by honors or awards. Salem High School is also home to a Chorus department that is recognized as being one of the finest in Virginia Beach. Salem High School makes it their mission "to prepare students to succeed, to achieve, to lead, to excel, and to make a positive difference as productive citizens."
Tallwood High School

Tallwood High School

Tallwood High School is located in the southwest area of Virginia Beach. The school was built on the site of an old colonial plantation whose manor house was Tallwood. Tallwood High School first opened its doors in 1992 with a population of 1,748 students. The school is located in a unique building that offers lots of large windows, columns, a courtyard area, arched walkways, and a general atmosphere of openness. Currently Tallwood's student body is comprised of approximately 2000 students and 213 faulty and staff member's In 2005, Tallwood became the home of the Global Studies and World Languages Academy which prepares students to contribute to the world community through multicultural and international perspectives in languages, geography, history, politics, and economics.