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9-12
Public
Virginia Beach, VA
Students enrolled: 2,398

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2001 Concert Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

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(757) 468-3800
(757) 468-1860
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August 02, 2014
This school is the best in the city. My first year was Awesome thanks to a guidance counselor and a great teacher. I will have the best 4 years at Landstown High! Thanks Landstown for being the best! Go eagles! Upcoming 10th grader!

- submitted by a student
April 07, 2014
School is very good, second child going here. One went during football years and she did well. Second just came over from different academy and feels better education at home school and more welcome. Not seperated by academy or place and teachers are good. You have college course's and get that out of the way now-great! School has order to it and is safe and students are nice and welcoming at events. Feel nice coming to events people talk to you here. Nice school and teachers are good and classes are in order.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2013
Great school! Beautiful building, great teachers and principal. Lots of different types of kids in the student body. Many AP offerings, its a Govenor's STEM school, and they have the Techonology Academy there.

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2012
My boys have had an excellent experience at Landstown, the teachers always offered to stay late & help them or let them make up missed work. They care about the students! Security is excellent! The teachers & staff are excellent! So much that every year for Christmas & the end of the year, I'd buy a bunch of gift cards to different restaurants & give them to staff! My youngest is a senior this year, honor roll all 4 years!! He couldn't have done that without teachers going above & beyond!

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2012
My child attended the academy. School is very large so children can easily get off track, few of the teachers will intervene to help. Guidance is overwhelmed and mostly impossible to get help, or anything that will assist the student. Some teachers care but most are just putting in their shift. The academy coordinator is the least helpful of anyone I have ever met in the VB school system. Worst part is that the students don't like her and avoid dealing with her. Wasted position as kids do need support in such a big school. Can't recommend this except for a very mature, self motivated student but of course most 15 year old aren't there yet. The focus is very much on after school activites, which may be difficult for out of zone academy students. High turnover in administration areas

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2012
As a former student of the Academy I can say the academics are useful but the adminstration plays favorites. Be prepared if your student doesn't fall into a mold of Christian and "normal" for them to be heavily builled and don't expect help from adminstration. They will go so far as to ignore physical violence against religious minorities and openly post Christian material. Would be alright if it was a *private* school.

- submitted by a community member
March 23, 2010
While the school does seem to be more focused on after-school activities, academics are paid a reasonable amount of attention too. Some of the teachers are less apt to assist the student, and the staff does seem to let these cries go a little unsupervised, overall my child was able to be successful, and I consider her an average student. They just expect a student to be more responsible at this stage, and I concur.

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2009
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- submitted by a student
March 14, 2009
School focused on sports and not academics. If you are a good student and follow the rules you will get ignored and put aside. Attention is focused on bad behaving students thus getting rewarded for not causing trouble. Administration is not only unhelpful but its the reason i rate this school so low. There is a few teachers that go above and beyond to help students. But there are also some teachers i had trouble understanding even speak proper English let alone teach math. My parents had to help me in multiple classes because of this. Poor policies such as punishing kids for skipping classes by giving them out of school suspension thus making them miss more.Lack of attention is the reason i would never send my kids to this school.

- submitted by a student
no rating March 14, 2009
School focused on sports and not academics. If you are a good student and follow the rules you will get ignored and put aside. Attention is focused on bad behaving students thus getting rewarded for not causing trouble. Administration is not only unhelpful but its the reason i rate this school so low. There is a few teachers that go above and beyond to help students. But there are also some teachers i had trouble understanding even speak proper English let alone teach math. My parents had to help me in multiple classes because of this. Poor policies such as punishing kids for skipping classes by giving them out of school suspension thus making them miss more.Lack of attention is the reason i would never send my kids to this school.

- submitted by a student
February 05, 2009
They are very concerned for our childrens safety excellent teachers and disciplined

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2009
So the school really isnt that bad. Many programs are very good and beneficial however some are not. Some of the rules are also very stupid and it seems that security enforces the dumb rules rather than the important ones. I do like the teacers and the teaching styles but of course its school so im not going to be ecstatic

- submitted by a student
February 02, 2009
So the school really isnt that bad. Many programs are very good and beneficial however some are not. Some of the rules are also very stupid and it seems that security enforces the dumb rules rather than the important ones. I do like the teacers and the teaching styles but of course its school so im not going to be ecstatic

- submitted by a student
December 10, 2008
This school is most excellent, I love it! and the parent involvement is great!!

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2008
My child moved moved out of this school to a neighborhood school after 2 years in the Academy. The academy was very weak and the same classes could be taken at his home school. The administration was aloof and unprepared. We had to correct the councelor's recommendation of classes so our son would be on the path to graduate with the requirements for a diploma. Parents were constantly being discouraged from partisipating in their child's decisions about course as if teens are ready to do all their future planning themselves. Then parents were berated for not helping out enough with school activities. Some great teachers are there so one can get a good education if they want it but don't seek out this school. It's not worth it.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2008
Recently we had a mjor shooting hoax on Leap year, and although many did not show up, although the ones who did were comforted by the authority of the teachers, not the adminstration or school board. The teachers were able to calmly conduct a class, and ease any rumors. The school is excellent!~!!

- submitted by a student
February 07, 2008
I have 3 children, after the reditricting, the second 2 were sent to Landstown. I was at first reluctant, but in the 3rd year of being at this school, I am very happy. My kids have a diverse group of friends, are involved with extra curricular activities and yes SPORTS. I feel the teachers are as good as if not better than other beach schools. My kids are thriving and happy. Believe me when I tell you that the 'good ol boy' system is not part of this school that exists in some other beach schools! For that I am happy.:)

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 21, 2008
In response to the February 18th review, I would venture to say that this review was made by a misgruntled student posing to be an angry parent. The majority of the teacher are obiviously happy in the work environment at Landstown. Whether they are lead by the spirt of the Lord or just plain concern for our country's future, they are doing what needs to be done to set the children up for success. I've notice a big difference in my daughters maturity level since joining this school. She has never had trouble with her grades, but this year she seems to have more purpose. I appreciate that and I vote we make sure the teachers get a handsome raise at Landstowne for their continued success.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 11, 2008
The post on February 18, 2007 is totally incorrect. This parent obviously has no control of his kid, if she goes home every day 4th block. It is not the security's issuse to run out and stop kids from leaving. There are a lot that have 4th block off and go home. I can personally say, If my kid transferred to another school, he would have the same backpack, regardless what school was on it. That is few and far between of other kids having other schools backpacks. This parent is an idiot and is trying to tarnish a schools reputation with issues he can control, including assuring his daughter does not skip 4th block. It seems like he allows this behavior. Not sure why?

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2007
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- submitted by a student
August 04, 2007
Most teachers are top notch; excellent gifted resources; great counselors; involved admin that the students respect. Have not heard any gang related issues except to say that this is a national issue. This school has zero tolerance for criminal behavior and they do back that up. My child feels safe at the school.

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2007
From my family's point of view, Landstown is a state-of-the-art school that looks impressive on the outside, but totally cliche and a slap in the face on the inside. All three of my children have begged and pleaded me to transfer them back to their previous school. They don't feel challenged, they get away easily with not doing some of their homework, and the security is too slack. My daughter has confessed to skipping her lunch block(4th block) to go home almost every day, and she has never been stopped by any of the security guards. I visited the school a couple of times, and I was amazed by how the school spirit from the kids is for other local schools. I've seen multiple Green Run and Salem bookbags, multiple Hickory Sweatshirts, and alot of other High School spirit items walking around Landstown. I'm not satisfied at all.

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2006
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- submitted by a student
November 14, 2006
Warning to parents of special needs kiddos - be READY to advocate in behalf of your child and NEVER back down or give in & KNOW YOUR CHILD'S RIGHTS!!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2006
I absolutely love Landstown. My son graduated from Landstown and my daughter is in her final year at Landstown. This school has taken a major beating and is still standing proud.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2006
I have a child in Landstown high school, and I have to say I am very disappointed. The teachers were not good, some refused to stay after an help my child when he needed it. They seem to focus on their sports programs more then anything else. I have 3 kids and all going to several different schools, but this one was the worst. I would not recommend sending your child here.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2006
Overall I have to say Landstown is a poor school. They focus more on the sports then actial acidemics.

- submitted by a student
May 26, 2006
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- submitted by a student
February 16, 2006
I am a parent of a special education student at Landstown and my child has just blossomed and come out of his shell due to the quality of the special education department.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2006
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- submitted by a teacher
October 11, 2004
Landstown is a terrific school. Going well above and beyond is how I would describe school staff I've interacted with. My son is adjusting well after having spent 10 and a half years in the same school district...Portsmouth. Surprises me still that he gets a bit upset when he's headed out the door and I am still talking with him. 'I will miss my bus mom', is what he says. 'I don't want to be late. It's important I get to class on time.' Now what parent wouldn't love that type enthusiam from their school age son....and a high schooler at that! Thanks to all the supportive folks. And to the terrific students he attends with.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
With this being my fifth (and last) child in High School, I feel I am capable of giving a comparative unbiased overall view of Landstown High. My daughter is involved in extracurricular activities to the nth degree. She is a junior and has lettered in three sports each year, including this year, as well. B-Ball, Soccer, and volleyball, starter in all 3(three)sports. She is an honor roll student, in all AP classes, and will graduate with honors. I do not think any of this would have been possible without the aid of the wonderful teachers, counselors and just as important, coaches, including the Sports trainer with whom she is volunteering. She is planning on a degree in sports medicine. The teaching staff is exemplary in every way. Making learning fun, these are her words not mine.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2004
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Landstown High School
2001 Concert Dr., Virginia Beach, VA  23456
(757) 468-3800
Last modified Landstown 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.
Landstown High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top