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2828 Greenwood Drive
Portsmouth, VA 23701

(757) 393-8806
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May 14, 2015
This is my first year teaching at victory elementary and I couldn't be happier. There hasn't been one day this year that I haven't left work full of joy and gratefulness for the students and the staff. The ministration is fair, and the assistant principal makes the students and staff laugh on a regular basis. Students truly are cared for and come first at the school and you would be lucky to have your child to attend here. PS, you know it's a good school when most of the staff who has young children bring them to attend at victory.

- submitted by a teacher

October 22, 2014
If I could give it NO STARS I would! Had to pull my son out after just a few months. Horrible teachers, horrible staff!

- submitted by a parent

February 15, 2014
Victory Elementary is the worst school my children have ever attended! The teachers talk bad to the kids telling them to "shut their mouthes" asking if they understand English. And the principle and assistant principle don't do anything about the bullying issue at this school. The kids are talked down to and noe ofte teachrs care abut them or their education, they keep demanding kids be medicated if they have a little to much energy or are bored and very advanced. This school is just a sick place to be, they have had issues with head lice and bed bugs! If you don't have to, DONT send your kids here!!

- submitted by a parent

February 10, 2014
While I agree with some of the previous comments, the new leadership is 100% better than the previous one. The old leadership(principal) bullied teachers, staff and talked down to parents.....The school could be better but it''s much better now that the BULLY is gone!!

- submitted by a teacher

January 23, 2014
This may be the worst school on the planet. I do however adore one of the Kindergarten teachers. All I have to say is that Mrs. Angela Flowers is a complete failure to these students. When my son was threatened with his life this women was no where to be found. Her assistant principle is a complete airhead and blows stuff off as kids will be kids. I might also add that the office staff is so rude and I can't believe they are allowed to work with the general public. I have never felt so uncomfortable as I do in this school. I can not believe that the Military gives this school any funding. It is also a disgrace that the reason there is no communication between parents and teachers is because they claim to have no funding for paper to give to their staff. They also have no reading program for advanced children. Every person living within this area should petition to get The administration and office staff removed from Victory Elementary so they can stop failing their teachers and most importantly our children.

- submitted by a parent

December 28, 2013
My children have gone to this school since it opened. It's on its second principal and while some things have gotten better, others either remain the same or have gotten worse. For example: the office staff are bluntly rude and disrespectful to parents. The math teacher must have changed because now my kids tell me that they don't get help when they ask for it or they get yelled at for disrupting the class because they need a little help. They're also told that this teachers previous classes already know this material so they should already know it. And no assistance is given. I am currently looking for a private school for my kids to attend next year. Guess what Mrs. Flowers, that means your school will not get the governments money for a military child as well as the money for just being zoned for your school. Perhaps you should look into protecting either the parents or the teachers instead of throwing both under the buss daily. Our kids get frustration at school from teachers, attitude from office staff and frustration at home because we don't teach our kids the "new methods" for doing things and then they are wrong at school - even if the answer was correct. Bad. Just bad.

- submitted by a parent

April 19, 2013
My daughter started attending this school of September of 2012. We are stationed in the area and zoned for Victory. My daughters original math teacher was a completely useless. My daughter has always struggled with math and when we went on vacation recently I did not wnat her to fall behind. Her teacher brushed off my concerns saying that she was good at math scoring a 70 on the benchmark (really, that's good?). Another occasion my daughter came home telling me about her teachers personal issues. Kids in your class do not need to know your business. I'm so ready to transfer in order for my kids to get a better education.

- submitted by a parent

November 27, 2012
I have observed this school several times this year. The leadership is terrible. The principal stays in her office or somewhere out of sight. The assistant principal is loud and inept. The office staff is rude, especially the one with the curly weave. The office staff enjoys saying negative things about the parents and the children. According to a staff member, "We are running a day care." Parents are constantly asked to send monies for fund raisers. Some of the teachers are good, some are not so good. The academic program is SOL only, nothing more.

- submitted by a community member

May 30, 2011
My son is currently enrolled in the 5th grade. He has not had any problems during this school year although he had behavioral problems in other schools. The teachers have really worked with him and he discovered his love for math and science. He has been aiming to get straight "A"s. He loves his teachers and did not want to transfer when we were in discussion about moving. I have found that the principal helps to provide a warm culture by greeting you when you enter the building and answering questions of concern.

- submitted by a parent

May 24, 2011
My grandson has had nothing but troulbe from this school. His dad is in the Navy and we have tried everything to help him in school. The staff state they will follow plans but they don't. We have even been to counselors and had them help develop a plan they don't follow in the least. We try to be involved and get rejected at each opportunity. My grandson has a target on his back and all the students there know it, and harass him terribly.

- submitted by a community member

September 06, 2010
Administrators are awful. Bullying is a daily issue. Teachers are there just for a job! Commuincation, is non exsistant. They blame everyone else!

- submitted by a parent

June 25, 2010
This school is horrible. My son was there for 6 months before I finally pulled him out of kindergarten. Classes were severly overcroweded. There were 35 kids in my sons class. The teacher seemed nice enough, but how could she teach anything with 35- 5 year olds. Her assistant was mean and constantly complaining about everything. The front office was rude and didn't care and even seemed aggrivated when you came in to sign out your child because you interrupted their conversation. The pricipal is the worse. She tries to give a good appearance of having her stuff together, but in reality I think she is unqualified. Moral is very low. I moved my son to a private school. His grades and self-esteem have improved. He loves his new school and everytime we pass Victory, he says "please don't take me back there".

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 29, 2009
With being in agreement with all the other comments. I must say at this very hour and moment I am so dissatisfied with Victory. The question is what are the children learning?? Where are the government dollars going to?? We are stationed here in Portsmouth so Victory is our zoned school, Why?? Brighton is right down the street. My children are being taught below level. And coming from two other advanced schools it makes you feel displeased. The communication with some of the staff is horrible. It is disorganized, there are no extra curriculum activities for the children during or after school. I'm hoping to some way some how change schools next year. I hope that the school gets better.

- submitted by a parent

October 01, 2009
I'm truly concerned with this school! I agree with everyone's comments besides the one who said the school was good....We right now are looking into home schooling our kids due to this lack luster school. Plus no other school are taking Zone change requests....it is funny cause my house is closer to Brighton then Victory....the school should probably be renamed Defeat....the faculty and worst of all the children are not benefiting at this school at all.

- submitted by a parent

July 05, 2009
What an awful place for a child to be in. My childs teacher was not helpful at all as I watched her struggle with the material and concepts. I had problems with the principal and staff and worked to have my child change teachers. The principal ignored phone calls from me and refused to listen to my complaints. She seemed to be in her own world. I am very unhappy with the quality of my daughter's education. The class size is large and there are problems with behaviors from other students that don't seem to get addresses. Next year I'm moving my child to a better school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 28, 2009
I recently had the pleasure of meeting some of the staff at victory and i must say it was not very pleasent. My family just moved and unfortunately this is their zoned school (which i dont understand when brighton is up the street). My kids come from john tyler and it is the best. So maybe, with help from concerned parents such as myself, this school will do much better.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
December 11, 2008
I agree with both of these reviews. As a parent of a K5 student I am very conserned about the foundation this school is building for him. He has been there for a month and already I am looking into private schools in the area, if paying for a good education is what this has come to then so be it. Children need to know how to act in school and learn also. The fact they don't provide them with computers (which he had in Preschool) says alot to me. I don't like this school or the response i get from his teacher (which is nothing). Parent and Teachers are suppose to work together to build the childrens future. Victory just doesn't care. The office staff is nice but very unhelpful and spiteful if things go wrong when it is there fault. Look into all options before sending your child..

- submitted by a parent

November 25, 2008
As a teacher at the school, I agree with the last guy. I've taught in multiple schools over the last 7 years and this is by far the worst school I've ever been associated with. The entire school philosophy is about looking good and not about the kids at all. Classes are oversized, faculty is understaffed, and resources are not available. That parent is right. The principal talks down to everyone: students, faculty, and parents. There is no discipline system and the principal thinks it's the greatest place ever. The faculty is not even given a chance to do their jobs. I'm sure there is a way this school could be worse, but I can't think of one. I give it one star, only because 0 stars wasn't an option.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
November 20, 2008
This school is horrible. My son went for 2 months before I pulled him out due to lack of discipline within the school. The principal talks down to you and the vice principal will do nothing to help you either. I would never send my child to this school and I would not recommend any parent send their child to it. They put so much money into making it esthetically pleasing and did nothing to change the employees. I cant even go into how badly the office is run and how unfortunate it is for the children who have no choice but to go there.

- submitted by a parent
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Victory Elementary School
2828 Greenwood Drive, Portsmouth, VA  23701
(757) 393-8806
Last modified Victory Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Victory Elementary School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top