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2024 Elementary Summer School Information

VBCPS is offering amazing summer learning opportunity to all pre-kindergarten through fifth grade students who were enrolled in Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) during the 2023-24 school year!

2024-25 federal grant information presented to Virginia Beach School Board

The Virginia Beach School Board received information about proposed federal grant applications at its May 14 meeting. For the 2024-25 school year, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) would receive approximately $21.1 million in formula grant funds through programs authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA).

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach names Dr. Donald Robertson Jr. superintendent

The School Board of the City of Virginia Beach voted to name Dr. Donald Robertson Jr. as superintendent at its meeting Jan. 23. A native of Hampton Roads, Dr. Robertson began his career as a math teacher with Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) in 1988 and progressed in leadership roles including assistant principal of Bayside High School, principal of Salem High School, chief strategy and innovation officer, chief schools officer, chief of staff and acting superintendent. 

Logo Virginia Beach City Public Schools Charting the Course

Hundreds of Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) students will participate in the 16th Annual African American Male Summit on Jan. 20 at Frank W. Cox High School. Boys in grades six through 12 will share ideas with each other and with adult community members on topics such as student leadership, community involvement, relationship-building, and physical and mental well-being.

Our School

Kempsville Middle School is located in Virginia Beach, VA and is one of 15 middle schools in Virginia Beach City Public Schools School District. It is a public school that serves approximately 800 students in grades 6-8.

The Kempsville Middle School student body is somewhat transient due to the many military installations in and around the city of Virginia Beach. Our communities are made up of a diverse mixture of age, race, and economic backgrounds. Kempsville Middle School receives rising sixth-grade students from Woodstock, Providence, Fairfield, and Kempsville elementary schools. Most rising ninth-grade students will attend Kempsville, Tallwood or Salem High School. In 2015, Kempsville had 28 applicants who were accepted to VBCPS Academy programs. In addition, one student was accepted into the Governor’s School and two students were accepted into the Advanced Technology Center. Approximately 40% of our applicants were accepted to specialized academic high schools. This is a great indicator of the level of ability our students exhibit.

The school enjoys a strong, positive reputation with a stable faculty and offers a variety of school activities for students, both at school and in the community. Students have opportunities to participate in the Student Ambassador program, the SCA, and a variety of special interest clubs, such as code_KMS, drama, zumba, foreign language and many others. Our school offers a wide range of interscholastic athletic and academic programs. Kempsville Middle promotes student achievement for all students by providing before and after school tutoring sessions, SOL Lab classes, and mentors. The Debate and Academic Challenge Teams give students extracurricular opportunities to showcase their abilities. We offer our students rigorous, college preparatory instruction through the AVID Program, advanced course offerings, and the gifted cluster classes. We recognize scholastic achievement through induction into the National Junior Honor Society and a strong student recognition program.

Our parent and community partners support our school, students, and staff by giving of their time and resources to improve student achievement and make the school a great place for teaching and learning. We are especially proud of our students and staff for their commitment of time and effort in the classroom. As a result, Kempsville Middle School achieved Full Accreditation on the Standards of Learning tests in Spring 2015.