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Virginia Beach, VA
Students enrolled: 860

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1900 N Great Neck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23454

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(757) 648-2440
(757) 496-6784
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May 31, 2015
Our 4th child is still at JBD. The older 3 also attended JBD. We love this school! There are mostly all strong and very talented teachers! The administration is strong and the guidance has always been very helpful to my children. I would never send my children to another school - not even ODC, the gifted and talented school. My children have enjoyed every day at this school. It's a very family centered school with a very strong PTA. The extra programs and the enrichment that the PTA provides are amazing!

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October 12, 2014
We are in our third year here, and can not imagine wanting to have our children anywhere else! The teachers are engaging and caring, and the Administration is active, organized, and involved. The PTA is very involved, has provided a huge variety of programs and events, and is full of parents from all walks of life who seem to come together to accomplish so much for their children. Already this school year, they have implemented a brand new after-school fitness program with record attendance, plus an after-school science program with the best recorded attendance in Va Beach. We even received a printed brochure at Open House with the full school calendar and all PTA events and meetings! Our kids love to learn at this school - that makes us happy!

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October 12, 2014
We had such an awesome Kindergarten year! Our daughter wrote in a journal everyday, did science experiments, learned how to count change and thought her teacher walked on water. We weren't too involved in the school (hubs was deployed) and are just starting to get involved this year. The teacher has been welcoming. They also have a lot of afterschool programs from science to tennis to Spanish for the older kids. We came from private schools and JBD has breadth of programs and quality of instruction of many of the privates. Now, it is a big school, so you won't have your hand held and it moves at a fast pace, but with a ridiculously high SOL passing rate (like 97 or 99%) they are doing something right! My complaints would be that I wish there were a stronger art and music program and the school facility is showing its age. This is one of the best!

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October 01, 2014
I can not believe this school is rated a 10. My daughter came with an IEP and the vice principle was extremely clueless about children with disabilities and rude. She pretty much told us my daughter would be reevaluated to prove she had a disability even though it was diagnosed by experts in another state. She took away all of her services. My daughter was also bullied in her class and her teacher was totally unaware. I am so happy we moved to another school in va beach that is 100 percent better. Do not look at this school as a 10 because it is not.

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September 25, 2014
In terms of teachers and staff, I can NOT rave about how wonderful they are!!!! But the PTA, which run the school, is another story. If I could rate them separately, I would give the school a 5 and the PTA a -3, based solely on how they treat people. Most of them have an elitist attitude and seem to judge people by their wallet and not by what they have to offer, which makes it difficulty to want to be a part of the school. I am currently in the process of looking at other options for my daughter, which sucks because we have only been here for a year and a half, and her teachers have been wonderful. They PTA really needs to reevaluate their people skills! I can't believe they are allowed to get away with being so rude.

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August 07, 2014
I can't emphasize enough how disappointed I was in this school. We moved to a new house specifically so our children could attend this school. During orientation, the principal was cold and unfriendly. The staff had the attitude of "you're lucky your kids can go here". My son was entering kindergarten and had to be tested. While waiting in the hall, other children were cussing and fighting and no one on staff came to address the commotion. After my son was tested, the staff person (who never even introduced herself to me), said, "your son is below level and needs to attend full day kindergarten". I had no idea what that even meant and since she said it in front of my son, he cried as soon as we left the school thinking he did something wrong. Needless to say, my family and I were done with the attitude at this school. We sent our kids to a private school where they have thrived.

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February 09, 2013
Best school! Great enviroment and excellent staff!!! My children like going to school each day. I'm a very grateful parent. Great School!

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April 28, 2010
In my opinion, John B. Dey is the best elementary school in Virginia Beach due to the administration, teachers, and incredibly active PTA. Whether you child is gifted or struggling, you will be especially pleased with the proactive administration and specialty teachers which give your child very important individual attention. We have been very happy and have 2 children in the gifted cluster program.

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April 26, 2010
The teachers are great and genuinely care about the students. My second grader loves going to school each day!

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April 26, 2010
They have an excellent gifted program. The teachers and staff are so nice and helpful.

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July 16, 2009
This is an outstanding school. The teachers are first rate and there is an overall climate of respect between teachers and students alike.

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June 27, 2009
Great activities, mostly dedicated teachers, great principal involvement. The PTA is over the top in involvement. Clean and well organized. Definately one of the most highly respected elementaries (by word of mouth).

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May 05, 2009
John B Dey strives for excellence in offerings to the students and families through the involved teachers and active PTA programs. There are many offerings by both PTA And staff to encourage growth for a well rounded student. There are several reading , science ,math, and physical education programs to supplement the normal curriculum. There are monthly family activities to encourage family fun involvement. There is plenty of opportunity for all children be nurtured and have successes in their early childhood.

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September 11, 2008
John B Dey is an excellent school! The principal, teachers administrative are all very helpful. There is a large percentage of parent involvement. There is quite a bit of focus on achieving high sol scores.

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September 03, 2007
I'm confident my son is getting a top rate education in his elementary school years. The staff & parent involvement is just awesome!

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May 05, 2007
There are not enough good things to say about John B. Dey and its staff. An education that is on par with private schools, great teachers, lots of parent involvement and plenty of fun in a learning environment. Thank you JDB!!

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March 02, 2006
Top quality programs, teachers willing to work with behavioral plans to improve organizational problems without resorting to medications. Positive environment.

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August 12, 2005
This is a great school. My daughter has special needs and they have been great help with her as well as my husband and I.

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John B. Dey Elementary School
1900 N Great Neck Road, Virginia Beach, VA  23454
(757) 648-2440
Last modified John B. Dey Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
John B. Dey Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top