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Norfolk Highlands Primary School

Public | PK-3 | 360 students

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Posted October 8, 2014

Norfolk Highlands Primary is the most disorganized school. They switched my sons teacher and did not tell me. They lost his school pictures and acted like it was nothing and they told me I had to find out where they were. His jacket got misplaced I don't know how many times in both kindergarten and first grade. His pants got ripped they don't how it happend. He got hit in the face and they don't how that happened. He also had a special education teacher that was in his class to help him and other students. She left and now they have substitute teacher and they did not notify the parents about this change. When he started kindergarten they did not send us anything to let us know when there would be orientation. So we missed that. This year they sent us a letter stating he was starting kindergarten, but he was starting first. The principal needs to take a class on how to relate to children with austism because she just does not get it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2013

Aside from an issue with the previous principal and gifted teacher, I would have to say the years my children have been at this school have been good. I have found that many of the other parents can be a bit exclusionary though. This will be the 5th year for me as an NHP parent, Mrs. Beasley as principal left quite a bit to be desired, especially following after Dr. Hutchens, who was well loved. I have high hopes for the new principal, Mrs. Smiley. We've been quite pleased with just about every member of staff we have encountered at this school, and some can be overlooked (like the horrible woman in the lobby).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2011

Great Teachers and really care. My daughter loves it and I do also. The staff knows me by name and are great with the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

Great School. If all schools could be this helpful, this caring, and this intelligent about their educational programs, this country would be so much better off.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2009

Our family has been associated with Norfolk Highlands for 7 years. We have had three boys go through NHS and have 1st grader this year. Office staff truly cares about the students. The teachers sincerly desire for the students to succeed and become good citizens. The PTA is small but active. The one thing I am disappointed in is the level of involement from parents and it only gets worst the older the kids get. Great job Dr. Hutchens and staff. Wish I had a few more boys to start at Norfolk Highlands; we will have to wait for my Granddkids!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2009

Norfolk Highlands has always been a good small town school. The atmosphere has changed so much that I could not wait to get my son out of there. I would not send any child I care about to Norfolk Highlands.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2009

my son dalton filmer started hos kindergarden here and he had a very enjoble time with this school ..they are very well mannerd and polite scjool i have seen thus far..i as a parent have had a pleaure being involved with the school funtions and pta ..thank you N H P for the great care and learning you and staff have givin my son hope that he is in the 1st grade as well ,,sincerly your flora
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

I have been especially pleased with NHPS as a parent that only placed my children in Parochial Schools for better education. Norfolk Highlands exceeded my expectations and the only drawback preventing this school from being rated as a 10 is that no foreign language is offered to students. I highly recommend this school and the staff and principal are outstanding mentors.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

Wonderful school. My son is in third grade and my daughter is in a Special Needs class and has special medical issues. This school has the best nurse. The office staff is friendly and helpful. Great Principal, she is approachable, friendly and has your childs best interest at heart! Best school in this area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2007

Wonderful staff!! Great overall school...My daughter is entering 2nd grade this year and has been going since K. A+++
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Posted January 12, 2006

My daughter has attended this school from pre-school to first grade. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Norfolk Highlands. The teachers are caring,understanding and patient. The nurse is the best around! The bus drivers have made sure my daughter and I are comfortable. My child has special medical needs and they have gone above and beyond making sure she has everything she needs to succeed! I think this school deserves an A!
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 72% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 87% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students55%
Female students46%
Male students61%
Black students54%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students57%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English55%

Math

All Students43%
Female students32%
Male students51%
Black students39%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students46%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities51%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English43%

Science

All Students83%
Female students85%
Male students82%
Black students83%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities68%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".

About the tests


Virginia school accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other assessments in English, history/social science, math and science. The 2009-2010 ratings are based on passing rates on tests taken during the 2008-2009 school year or on overall achievement during the three most recent years. Schools are identified as either Fully Accredited, Accredited with Warning, Conditionally Accredited or Accreditation Denied.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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Assistant principal(s)
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Gifted specialist(s)
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Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
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Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:45 am
School end time
  • 2:14 pm
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Shawnia C. Smiley
Fax number
  • (757) 578-7096

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
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1115 Myrtle Ave
Chesapeake, VA 23325
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