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Virginia Beach, VA
Students enrolled: 472

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5277 Learning Circle
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

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(757) 648-3120
(757) 493-5461
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June 22, 2015
This is my child's first AND last year of school at Newtown Elementary school! My child, who is diagnosed with having ADHD, has been punched in the face twice by two former classmates, belittled by one teacher, the school nurse, and a cafeteria worker...each case I have complained to the staff. The issues, as the staff would say, have been resolved but it just seems like one bad thing after another keeps happening. Once I told the principal that I was taking my child out the school, she made me seem as if I was/am the problem or that I'm incompetent because I constantly confront the issues my child is having in that school. My next step is visiting the superintendent and getting my child transferred. Other parents have complained to me about the staff as well but are scared to speak out because of the fear of retaliation against their children. I don't recommend any child attending that school. It seems like some of the staff just doesn't care about the children. This review was originally posted on January 29, 2015…

- submitted by a parent

June 10, 2011
My 2nd grader and 3rd grader goes to newtown elem. They both love it and so do I. They really embrace involved parents. They have a well kept campus and involved teachers and principle. They focus on teaching the children leadership by teaching public speaking and thinking before you act. They incorporate "7 habits of highly effective children" The school always has family nights and events oging on throughout the year to help parents and children and teachers work as a team for the benefit of our children I am a very pleased parent

- submitted by a parent

November 20, 2010
If you want a school that's dedicated to the lowest possible acceptable standard, rewards students with "honor roll" for having 70-79pt Cs, and will brainwash your child with "The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People," then Newtown is for you.

- submitted by a parent

August 30, 2010
I think any problems this school has are directly related to the students. The facility is gorgeous and pristine; the equipment is up-to-date and well-utilized; the teaching staff is superb! That being said, my child has had considerable trouble with bullying and the tiresome, ad nauseum repetition of even the simplest lesson plans. Parents, please HELP your kids. This helps your school.

- submitted by a parent

January 29, 2010
My 3rd grader loves this school. She has been at the tri-campus since kindergarten and we have not had any problems. We have had wonderful teachers evry year.

- submitted by a parent

November 11, 2009
The sad thing is that these reviews are quite old. Newtown Elementary is a diverse student-centered culture where I would be proud to place my own child. It has evolved into what I would consider one of the best schools in the beach.

- submitted by a teacher

November 01, 2007
My daughter started this school recently and I have to say that this is a horrible school. They do not know how to occupy the kids with things. they call me all the time about the smallest things and I am like wow, you called me for that. I plan on transfering my kid once the year is up.

- submitted by a parent

June 22, 2005
Since coming to Newtown Road Elementary, I have found it to be a very inviting school. The staff and students are both welcoming. the programs go above and beyond what I have seen at other schools. The SOL night that is held each year is a true extravaganza! Students needs are met ech day by kind, compassionate teachers. Teachers are always willing to go the extra mile and stay late for student events and programs. They are also always willing to give all they have for a student in need.

- submitted by a teacher

February 07, 2005
I have a niece and nephew who attend Newtown Road Elementary. They Love it there! They have many caring and wonderful teachers who always look out for them. The Teachers are Outstanding! The School has many great programs for the students like math night, SOL night, afterschool tutoring, and Early Discoveries. The teachers go out of their way to make science come alive with hands on activities. The Teachers often buy additional supplies for the students because parents can't do so. I am very fortunate that my niece and nephew have such a wonderful and safe place to learn. My hat goes off to you!

- submitted by a parent

January 31, 2005
This school is HORTIBLE! I cant believe they are still allowed to teach! Teachers are rude and loud, very brass. They even stand up on the stage with a microphone pointing individuals out to be quiet! It's very disturbing. My son was threatened with his life - in KINDERGARTEN! Nothing was done - how sad is this? This school has an extremely high percentage of kids receiving free/reduced meals - this only shows that the area is in poverty. Nothing wrong with that but does the school need to act like it? This school is about as ghetto as they come. It is THE worst school I have ever been a part of and am VERY ashamed my boys had to go there for one year. BEWARE, VIOLENCE IS PREVELANT HERE! Teachers are cold & callus!

- submitted by a parent

September 27, 2004
I feel as if some of the teachers just don't care about the children they are teaching. Last year my six year old daughter had some of her supplies stolen when she told the teacher who it was that has been taking her things the teacher said well you need to work it out on your own, as if she was an adult. Plus when I contacted the school no one ever called me back or responed to my letters. Thankfully a new teacher came in after the holidays.

- submitted by a parent

January 15, 2004
There are teachers with attitudes. I had to fight hard to get the extra help needed to help my son. The more I showed up at school, the tougher they got on my son. I feel his teacher is stressed out and unhappy, with this combination, how can a child learn? I feel as though I have to be a full time teacher at home in order for my son to be successful in school.

- submitted by a parent
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Newtown Elementary School
5277 Learning Circle, Virginia Beach, VA  23462
(757) 648-3120
Last modified Newtown Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades 2-3. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Newtown Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top