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PK-5
Public district
Norfolk, VA
Students enrolled: 512
 

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600 Dudley Ave
Norfolk, VA 23503

(757) 531-3095
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June 06, 2014
I feel sorry for anyone that has to encounter or deal with the AP in this school!!!! Nasty and unprofessional, NPS you can do better!

- submitted by a teacher

February 23, 2013
I was getting ready to throw out the school newsletter and saw the blurp about rating the school. principal may or may not listen depends on who you are. He then may hand you to the counselor. (which is the only way to get help sometimes so I suggest you go to counselor first) Parent involvement? between the nice nasty office staff, the parernt involvement person who have no clue, and the meanest assistant principal you won't last long. After pre-k the teachers are hit or miss. There is always someone especially in cafeteria yelling at the kids. The assistant principal yell at them even with us parents there

- submitted by a parent

February 22, 2013
Went to the African American History program for my grand daughter. Sat in back and listened while staff members dogged out staff and program. The children were cute but if staff don't support each other are they supporting our children.I have one granddaughter graduating this year but I wonder if my other grandaughter could do better else where.

- submitted by a community member

November 17, 2011
I have been a teacher at Oceanair for 3 years. I am very proud of our caring staff and administration! We go above and beyond for all of the students. We are committed to keeping out parents informed and involved. We have many family oriented after school activities and functions. We truly care about each and every one of the students succeeding academically and in life. We want our students to become citizen leaders, leading the world into new and exciting adventures. We strive to have our students think out of the box using real world situations. I honestly couldn't imagine being a teacher anywhere else. I am proud to call Oceanair Elementary my home and my family!

- submitted by a teacher

November 13, 2011
I have been a teacher with the Norfolk Public School system for over 30 years. The last 17 years have been spent at Oceanair Elementary. We have a very hard working and dedicated staff. Their main goal is to provide quality education to ALL children while at the same time showing love and concern for their students and families in the community. We have THE BEST school in the city!

- submitted by a teacher
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September 15, 2009
My son is in the pre-k 3 program. Ever since he started he comes home everyday tallking about how he can't wait tio go back the following day. They are so good with him especially with him having food allergies, his teacher is very careful and always checks with me before giving him something. The school is great on so many levels, to much to list.

- submitted by a parent

February 24, 2009
My granddaughter attended kindergarten for the 07-08 year. The teachers were great. The office was helpful. The overall attitude of the school is working to make the students sucessful. My granddaughter was reading books at the end of the year and now reads well above grade level. This is an excellent school.

- submitted by a parent

January 31, 2009
I have three children attending Oceanair. My oldest is in 2nd grade, my middle child is in K and my youngest is in the 4 year old PreK. So far I have had wonderful experiences with their teachers. If i have a concern I feel fine going to them and talking about it and I feel they really listen. However, the staff in the front office I have found to be extremely rude. Everytime I have gone in I have had to wait for personal phone calls to end, gossiping with other people to end and them when I do have their attention, i am treated horribly. I have never been spoke to with such disrespect. So i guess in conclusion, i love the teachers (so far), my children love going, but the people in the office are horrible.

- submitted by a parent

July 16, 2007
My son was in the Pre-K(3) program for the 2006-2007 school year. Since the new principal took over, it seems like a much better place. The Pre-K program is great. My son loved it. The teachers are really good. There is quite a lot of parental involvement in the Pre-K program.

- submitted by a parent

September 19, 2006
Thus far, this seems to be ok. Although I have a Pre-K child, there is an absence of structural academia that I am not privy to. However, my child is thrilled to be there, and I am happy with her progress to date. It's still early yet. But this appears to be a school that cares about the progress and scholatic development of children!

- submitted by a parent

September 22, 2004
My son has had 3 teachers in 2 weeks of school, My other sons teacher does not even question why he was late or ask for a paper. The principal is very rude and not parent friendly which makes it difficult to feel comfortable in talking to her regarding any issues, which is the way I believe she wants it. She claims to be this principal that cares so much and 'No child left behind' would she really care if a child was left behind? I am very dissastisfied with this supposedly accredited elementary school and I would not recommend this school to anyone who cares about they're childs future!!!!

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2004
Since the new principal arrived, the school has taken a turn for the better. My child is happier and the teachers are smiling. It truly feels like a school now, it never did before. Wonderful after school and saturday programs! Great teachers, great school!

- submitted by a parent

December 19, 2003
With the new Principal in place this school is having a lot of growing pains! It seems like no one wants to be here. Lots of good teachers are gone and have been replaced with 'long term subs' Keep looking for a better school.....

- submitted by a parent

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Oceanair Elementary School
600 Dudley Ave, Norfolk, VA  23503
(757) 531-3095
Last modified Oceanair Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Oceanair Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top