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School leader Wayne Embry
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13010 Mitchell Point Road
Newport News, VA 23602

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(757) 249-2654
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3 stars
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April 25, 2014
Great school! My son is in 1st grade and has some attitude issues,they work with him and help him focus,he has straight A's and is doing awesome,he likes the school and will send him back. Next year.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2013
DBCS is a school where the Faculty and Staff all are there to assist the children both in achieving academic excellence but and spiritual success. I am proud to have my children in a school that has teaches these values and would recommend this school to any parents looking to have their children achieve academic excellence with Christian Values at the same time.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2012
DBCS is very consistent about discipline. When a rule is broken, the student gets a demerit. Unless their parent works for the school or attends the church. If an athlete fails a class they are removed from their sports team. Unless the team is losing and they are a star player, or their parent works for the school, goes to the church, or complains enough. All faculty, volunteers and coaches have to sign a statement of faith. Unless the school can't find anyone else to volunteer, or they really need to win next year at the Metro conference, then they don't bother with that. All kids are treated and accepted the same. Unless they are different, new, or transferred in from public school.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2011
My daughter loved DBCS. She is a recent graduate. We found the course work to be very challenging. She graduated with 8 college credits via the school's dual enrollment partnership with a local college (I believe a student can graduate with 12 dual enrollment credits and they can also earn additional college credit through the Advance Placement courses). My daughter enjoyed the athletic side of student life more, but I was always very impressed with the quality of the school's music, art, and drama departments. This school might not be the best fit for everyone, but my daughter was challenged both academically and spiritually. She felt safe she felt loved the faculty and coaching staff were very involved in her life.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2011
Please note that a lot of the bad reviews are from 08 and 09. Now, there is a new administrator and many changes for the good. There will never be a perfect school but the teachers and the staff care deeply about the children in their classes. My child graduated from DBCS and loved every minute of it. She felt safe, loved and always found help if she struggled in any classes. It is true, there is no special ed program for lack of funds. But this is clearly stated and understood. Children have many options on extracurricular activities and are supported by coaches and teachers alike. There are many opportunities to grow spiritually. Chapels are now handled by our new Pastor of Student Ministries who works with the youth both in the church and the school.. There are many interesting speakers and a couple of weeks of spiritual emphasis to challenge students thinking and beliefs. I would highly recommend DBCS to other families and students.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2011
I have been at DBCS for a few years. I have not found the school to be challenging, even though the grade scale is high the work is pretty easy. This year has been the worst as far as the way people treat each other. Bad language in the halls almost every day from everyone, people wait until there aren t any teachers around, gossiping is really terrible, the minute someone turns around everyone else starts talking about them. Then everyone just repeats everything that was said to the person and there is so much jealousy and hurt feelings and no reason for it. The parents are evern worse and there kids come to school and repeat everything they say! Some kids do whatever they want, lying constantly, even hitting and slapping people, sneaking out at lunch, they don t even regard the rules and the teachers see it and ignore it, others get demerits for every little thing, it seems to depend on who you know or if you came there because you are really good at a certain sport. No effort gets put into chapel, no impact on the way people act. I would love to go to a different school but my parents can t afford any other school in the area.

- submitted by a community member
April 13, 2011
I went to DBCS for nine years (1st-8th, 12th). I tried public school from 9th-11th grade and it wasn't for me. I eventually decided to return to DBCS to graduate with my old friends. If you are considering Denbigh Bapist, please know that in middle school you will probably experience less educational prowess than if you are enrolled in public school. This is what prompted me to try public school; however the accelerated learning did not outweigh the comradery and spiritual direction my life was in need of. I excelled in the athletic program which is often how people are categorized in the school. Most people in the school play some sort of sport, so if you do not participate in sports you will probably not like DBCS as much as I did. Once you get to high school, teachers are more apt to developing a bond with their students. The one year I spent in high school at DBCS prepared me for college and I owe a lot to the great staff, namely Mr. Cass and Emperor Haggerty for being our class sponsors, excellent teachers, and great friends. I would also like to thank Col Hoxie and Mr. Hoxie for being great athletic coaches as they not only molded me athletically, but spiritually as well.

- submitted by a community member
December 01, 2010
My teenaged son was becoming hardened and was failing academically in public school. He came to DBCS his junior year. I honestly credit the staff and student body for providing an environment in which he could thrive academically, socially, and, especially, spiritually. I believe this school rescued my "at risk" kid! Highly recommend it!

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2010
Karma is a booger and GOD gotcha for the injustices you have done by taking money and not teaching the students. Enrollment is drastically down,staff are being fired,programs cut out...wow!! Perhaps next time your students need that extra helping hand you will extend a hand back instead of turning your backs on them. The Lord works in mysterious ways and after the past years I firmly believe in Karma...

- submitted by a community member
May 13, 2010
I believe that some of the reviews state some things that are true like the use of cell phones by staff during class, I know who you are , our children use cells and take pics. and then some things that are mentioned because of a bad experience that has more to do with the student than it does the teachers. Having your child in a Christian School does not make them exempt from the things of the world. We have parents that bring their children to DBCS to protect them from the things that happen in public school and others from being labled as having a special need. If DBCS is so bad then why bring a child there as a safe alternative from public school? I imagine that if DBCS was doing its best to give the best, that there would still be people that would complain.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
This school has poor teachers and poor leadership. They DO NOT value communication with families. They are NOT interested in helping students or families who are struggling in any area. They are not working to make any changes to better the school. Instead they think they have arrived!

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2010
The majority of the students at Denbigh Baptist are hypocritical, superficial, and judgmental. It's sad that these very kids are the ones representing Christ and our school. They swear in the hallways, pick fights with one another, and their perversion has gotten out of hand.

- submitted by a student
February 22, 2010
DBCS hired a new head administrator last year who has already made some much needed positive changes, and recognizes what still needs to be done. One advantage to DBCS is that the tuition is very low. The school is made up of mostly low-to-middle income families so you don t have the snob factor among the parents of other schools. Also it is about the middle of the road academically, which I like because who wants a school where a Christian education is available only to scholars? The school does have some advanced classes for the motivated learners. It has it s share of problems among the students, don t expect them to be much different than students in public school, but the teachers do a good job of working the Christian worldview into all aspects of education.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2009
My child has been enrolled in the middle school and we are disappointed in the quality of education there, especially since we are paying tuition. Science is very poor and the administration of the middle school doesn't enforce teaching quality. I don't see any effort at all being made in effective coordination of the MS. I don't see what the fuss is about the dress code because its not really enforced. I have heard though that the high school is much better.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating March 19, 2009
My child attended this school for 3 years and I am unimpressed by everything. If your child falls behind they will not help them,instead they want you to have them tested by a panel of their choice to have them labeled. Now if your kids gets it the first time and has no issues they will probably do good. My child needed some extra help and though it was promised, they never delivered. Save your money and go to public school because they will get help in public where they will not get it here at DBCS. I find most of the parents as well are just happy to gossip and let the injustice continue.

- submitted by a community member
January 15, 2009
I attended from 8th-12th grade and received a 3.857 GPA. I finished college at a strong school with a 3.6 GPA and now have a 3.25 GPA in graduate school. I highly recommend DBCS in academics and athletics as I played three sports for a total of six years. Based on my experience (graduated in 2003), I would highly recommend DBCS if you can afford it. I would suggest parents or pastors teach children to have their own beliefs before attending, since Baptist doctrine is taught heavily, but others were not belittled or discriminated against. The dress code is not a big deal, especially since I believe it limits unnecessary problems (both violent and non-violent) between the sexes. Compares favorably academically with HRA and local public schools based on grades released to the Daily Press, SAT scores, athletics, discipline problems, etc.

- submitted by a community member
January 11, 2009
I attended Denbigh Baptist from K-5 through 12th grade. I greatly appreciate the school, and the opportunities I received while attending Denbigh. If your child has a heart to learn and is legitimately trying to succeed then Denbigh is a place that will help mold them. They do focus a lot on the dress code however it's not the dress code that is the issue, it's the heart of the student. By ignoring the dress code time after time it shows the student doesn't care for the agreement that he/she made. I recommend Denbigh Baptist, go with an open mind and heart and you will not be let down.

- submitted by a student
December 22, 2008
My child has attended DBCS for many years. I have found the faculty to be very concerned and very helpful. I like how the teachers are aware of the children even before they get to their grade level and have been very helpful in suggesting the proper class level to take. I know my child will do well in college due to the high level of academics they have been subject to. I also think very highly of the athletic department who support the children in sports and academics.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2008
I really like the school because of its fun extra programs and because of its awsome athletic department.

- submitted by a student
November 26, 2008
DBCS has met our needs, and our child has grown spiritually, emotionally, and scholastically. Thank you DBCS

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2008
My child had attended DBCS since Kindergarten.At first we thought it was a great school untill your child does not make all a's and b's.Then they want to label your child and say they have something wrong with them and when you take your child to a professional they say the school is making false accusations which I assume is a way to get more money since its not very well funded.The elementary students get hardly any science background in the lower grades they get unneccesary 'Health' instead of the earth science that public school children get.If you want your child to be sheltered this is a great place.If not do what I did this year and move on!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 19, 2008
I've read through the many reviews on DBCS and I feel I should add my two cents. I'm a parent and for 3 years have also been an employee as well as having been on the PTF board for 7 or 8 years. Parents have always been welcome and encouraged to be involved. Anywhere you go there are going to be teachers you like and others you don't, we are not exclusive in that aspect. As a private school, we are not set up to help children with learning disabilities of any kind which is stated plainly in our student handbook and other literature. While the dress code can be confusing and sometimes irritating, I would rather worry about that than my child getting shot or propositioned at school. (It's all relative). As far as academics, a child that is intelligent and wishes to learn can and will excel.

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2008
The middle school at DBCS really has some problems. Extended teacher absences, disorganization and apathy make it way more difficult than necessary, especially at a time of life when kids are dealing with attention and behavior challenges. I got no encouragement or support when it came to getting immediate feedback on how my child was doing - asking for a status from teachers is treated as an irritation when it's the thing that that parents of middle schoolers need most and often! Discipline often reflects the personal beliefs of the teacher rather than what is defined in the school handbook, and can be rigidly judgmental. I don't know what to do about next year, because I don't think the administration or the school board is open to making the personnel changes that should happen. I encourage parents of prospective students to ask a lot of questions to every teacher

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2008
The administration is uncaring and unforgiving especially to those children with learning disabilities. The dress code is impossible to follow and most of the rules are ridiculous. The classes are not very challenging for those who need to be challenged and difficult for those who need If I wasn't moving, I would leave this school this summer.help since they don't usually recieve it.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 01, 2007
My child attened for two years and we are switiching to Orcutt Baptist School this year. We have heard and read good things about that school. There seems to be a huge problem with administration at DBS and the teachers are mediocre at best. The kids are crammed into small little classrooms and their is very little movement for the younger kids. We are hoping for a better school year this year and I still wish DB the best.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2007
My child attended DBCS last year but will attend somewhere else next year. Middle school math and english are goot, but middle school science is a big problem there. My child, who is an excellent student, struggled in science no academic help or encouragement was available. DBCS's tuition is inexpensive, it is probably the lowest in the Pennisula for private school, but in my opinion they need to raise it, pay the good teachers more, and get rid of the unmotivated ones.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2007
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- submitted by a student
May 17, 2007
More parent involvement is definitely needed. Middle School Science curriculum needs to be evaluated--quick feedback is important and not provided--apparently alot of problems per parent conversations.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2007
My child attends the school and is very smart but is not getting the help needed to be anything other than mediocre! The grades suffer and no one wants to help them, they get pushed aside and left to fend for themselves. If you find another school then please post it so we can check it out as well. I am tired of my child struggling and feeling dumb because no one will help unless of course you have them put under a label and then they can get extra time and less work, but what kind of help is that? Things are not good right now here and finding a new school for next year is on the books.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2007
I am a current student at dbcs and I am looking for a new school to attend. Issues there are swept under the rug. They dont want to handle a situation thats too difficult or one they've never experienced so they simply make excuses and subtly ignore it. At first the school seemed fine and then I began to notice things that simply caught me off guard. I know being in a christian school cant change or fix worldly issues, but I was amazed at what I heard and experienced. To automatically think that all kids who go to a christian school are better children is an ignorant assumption. The christian influence is there, but just because it is there does not mean that each child is listening and taking it to heart.

- submitted by a student
March 24, 2007
This used to be great school! The administration is very poor now however, and staff morale is very low. Turnover is very high. There is alot of discord in the school right now. There is very little help for a child who is having difficulty other than for them to tell you to work more with your child at home. I am looking now for a school to give me more guidance and support.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2007
My child was enrolled in DBCS last year, and moved to another school this year. DBCS's advantage is the Christian curriculum, which you simply cannot find at a public school. They do a good job of running a middle/high school sports program. The budget prohibits most programs you would find in a public or larger school. There is no band, drama, or many clubs, so if your child excels in these areas, they have to be done on the weekends or summer. There are some good teachers at DBCS. Unfortunately, probably also because of budgetary contraints, the school has a high tolerance for mediocre teachers. For an incompetent teacher to be 'not rehired' for the next year there has to be a massive outcry from parents. Mediocre teachers that get steady but not concentrated complaints remain year after year, even though they could become good teachers if held accountable by the school board.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2007
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December 18, 2006
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- submitted by a student
October 27, 2006
I have several children at DBCS, Elementary, Middle & High School. Some struggle, some excel, the support by teachers and staff is there for all. Parental involvement is invited and encouraged. Yes I sometimes complain about dress code enforcement or lack there of, parking lot woes, and 'rules' that inconvenience me. The bottom line is this; they love, nurture, and teach my kids according to Biblical principles. The school is the best available for my children. Thank you Lord, thank you all at DBCS.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2006
I'm not a parent, but I was a student at Denbigh Baptist for three years. In those three years I learned so many new, interesting, and beneficial things. The people for the most part are so friendly. I made a great deal of life long friends, that I miss everyday. The teachers show compassion and kindness. This school is defintely a top pick of mine, and should be for many students. I never thought I'd be so close to God or feel as comfortable as I did when I was attending Denbigh Baptist.

- submitted by a former student
February 17, 2006
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December 15, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2005
I was a student of Denbigh Baptist Christian School. I know who wrote the things below this review.I really enjoyed goign to dbcs and would love to go back. I am now going to Grafton Highschool because of other reasons i would not mention. To every person that reads this now and in the near future, DBCS was a great school. I learned alot. So, in saying that Thank you, Mrs.Carey, Mrs. Patton, Mrs. Jones, Mr. Hertzog, Mrs. Poplin, Mrs. Ruge, Mr. Mull, and all the other teachers who put up with me for three years. I really enjoyed being here and will come back to see every one. I will be praying for the school and tell other kids here at Grafton about this WONDERFUL school. Thank you and God Bless.

- submitted by a former student
April 22, 2005
I know kids that pay their own way to go to DBCS because it is such a great school. They realize that they will recieve a better education if they attend DBCS rather than a public school. Our average SAT scores, the percentage of students attending college, and the numbers of National Merit Scholarship Semi-finalists are much more than an average public school! They only offer 1 AP class, but most colleges realize how hard working our students are, and will pick a student from DBCS over a student from public school. I am attending one of the best universities in the nation, and I would not have this opportunity if I had gone to a public school. Everyone that graduated from DBCS and is attending college now, agrees that DBCS really does prepare you for college! As for views being narrowminded, this is a christian school, of course they are!

- submitted by a former student
March 20, 2005
I'm a current student at DBCS and if I could do it over again i would go to a public school. It's not that you don't get a good education it's that the students and teachers there are very narrow-minded and if you are not like them they are quick to look down upon you. If you don't share their same views I suggest you never let any of them know.

- submitted by a student
March 06, 2005
I am not a parent, however I am a student that attends DBCS. My name and grade will remain anonymous. DBCS is the worst institution of learning, if you want to call it that, that I have ever experienced. Instead of focusing on the things that Christians should be concerned about, the staff is caught up on neo conservative principles, and superficial outward appearances, that really shouldnt make a lick of difference to any practical person, or Christian for that matter. The males are constantly cracked down upon for their hair being 'too long' (Touching the ears) and the their shirts tails not being tucked in, when girls constantly show mid-riff and wear pants much too tight. This is not a school, by any means for anyone who wants to enhance their spiritual or acedemic life. The parental involvement, or the lack there of, is unheard of. Two Words. Public School.

- submitted by a student
January 12, 2005
2004 a new administrator was hired, many teachers left, new teachers hired. Current staff morale is low, perhaps due to low pay, but teachers who left were low paid. Perhaps morale is a result of the new administrator and his new direction. Priorities are not uniform, much time is spent off task, and direction appears to come from a single source without consultation with the once dedicated staff. There also is no consultation with parents. Teachers cannot meet minimal needs of the students; they have no desire to devote any additional effort. This is not a school for any child seeking to advance his academics, however, should you be looking for a militaristic atmosphere, where no parental involvement in the upbringing of your child is required, or desired, this is the place for you. Due to this chosen direction, my children will be better served by our local public school.

- submitted by a parent
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Denbigh Baptist Christian School
13010 Mitchell Point Road, Newport News, VA  23602
(757) 249-2654
Last modified Denbigh Baptist Christian School is a Private school that serves grades K-12
Denbigh Baptist Christian School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 46 reviews.