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Suffolk, VA
Students enrolled: 1,485

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3301 Nansemond Pkwy
Suffolk, VA 23435

(757) 923-4101
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June 21, 2012
I graduated from this school in 2008 and graduated from VMI this year. This school's honors and AP courses prepared me for college level work and the staff took a genuine interest in my success. The biggest issue at this school is when students fall behind. Most lose interest in continuing to try to succeed and just scrape by. This school is the type of place where you get what you put in. If you do not want to succeed then you won't but if you truly care then it will care for you and help foster your development

- submitted by a community member

November 21, 2011
Pros - Administration at this school is very involved and accessible. They know each student and show a genuine interest in their success. Whenever I have had a concern, they have always made it a point not only to meet with me but to follow up with me afterwards to let me know their findings. Academics are put before extracurricular activities. There is no tolerance for violence or fighting which is working with the students. Cons - They have a few teachers that are weak at best. Our experience with the French II teacher was less than positive. Several teachers have a propensity to show movies (some VERY juvenile) rather than to actually teach. In all fairness, all schools are going to have some issues, but our experience overall has been extremely positive. I have no regrets in having my student at this school.

- submitted by a parent

May 25, 2010
A couple of great teachers, quite a few very good teachers, and several slackers who should be fired but apparently can not be touched. The AP Calc program hasn't had a student receive a high score on the AP test in years except one from another school last year. Spanish II is very weak leaving the kids who reach Spanish III quite unprepared. Sports and activity opportunities are very good. Overall curriculum offered is strong. Principal is very engaged and knows every student. Parental involvement that I have seen for the most part is more toward complaining about their child's academic problems vice asking how they could engage and help out.

- submitted by a parent
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October 29, 2007
This School is excelent, its fun and alot of extra activities like sports and clubs. lunch is good and classes are amazing. only two downfalls though if you are absent unexused three times you fail

- submitted by a student

April 30, 2007
Nansemond River High School is the best high school in Suffolk...I have had the honor of attending the school for 4 years...I'm in a numerous amount of clubs including the prestigious BETA club, I'm also a varsity cheerleader (the basketball team is awesome)...the teachers are for the most part great..and I have met wonderful people. The best thing about Nansemond is that there are no cliques..and everyone can find there place here. Nansemond River High is the best. Go class of 2007..We rock!

- submitted by a student

October 05, 2006
I totally agree with Mr. Ray. The communication between parents and school officals are extemely lacking. It seems the parent may try to open the lines of communication,but their word is worthless in the eyes of the staff.

- submitted by a parent

October 31, 2005
The best high school in Suffolk, no question. teachers are demanding academicly but also offer tutor help. Discipline is good although it seems problem kids from other schools end up here and cause disruption until they are moved out. The band is among the best in the state and athletics are reasonibly good especially boys basketball which has won something like the last 7 district championships. Though I don't like everything about it, it is the best school for my child

- submitted by a parent

September 17, 2004
I think the school is great. It's easy to make friends and the students are pretty friendly. The lunch is very delicious and the girls are beautiful.

- submitted by a student

August 19, 2004
I think Nansemond River is a pretty good school. My child is doing very well and I think the parent who said that they let students get away with anything is probably just talking about there own child because I've seen alot of students get maximum punishment.

- submitted by a student

March 11, 2004
They seem to let the problem students get by with just about anything so they don't have to deal with it, and the good students always seem to be picked on with nit pickey things, which in turn makes them frustrated. Never take the word from a student or parent always the word from the teacher. It's time to be accountable for your position at NRHS.

- submitted by a parent

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Nansemond River High School
3301 Nansemond Pkwy, Suffolk, VA  23435
(757) 923-4101
Last modified Nansemond River High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Nansemond River High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 11 reviews. Top