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Check Out These Super Virginia Schools


If you have a growing family with young children, you'll want to choose a brand-new home with plenty of space for your family. Along with selecting the right home, it’s important to choose a neighborhood where your children will have access to quality schools. Check out the details on several elementary, middle and high schools in Virginia.

Primary and Elementary Schools

Greenbrier Primary School

Greenbrier Primary School in Chesapeake serves children from pre-school age through second grade. The teacher to student ratio is 19:1. This school provides young students with a nurturing, supportive learning environment.

Greenbrier Intermediate School

This intermediate school in Chesapeake serves students 3rd through 5th grade. The student to teacher ratio is 16:1. This school teaches students based on well-researched instructional strategies. A well-stocked library, a study area/courtyard and an impressive music department are just some of the highlights of this school.

Mount Vernon Elementary School

Students pre-K through 5th grade attend this elementary school in Yorktown, VA. Students here score way above state averages in math, reading and science. Along with a solid program of instruction, students enjoy many options for afterschool activities including Lego club, chorus, coding club, STEM club and more!

Coventry Elementary

Coventry Elementary in Yorktown serves kindergarten through 5th-grade students. Students at Coventry score above the state average in reading, math and science. The student to teacher ratio is 18:1. This school earned a Virginia purple star in 2018 recognizing that it welcomes children in military families.

Montessori Academy of Virginia

This private school in Chesapeake serves students pre-K through 5th grade. The student-teacher ratio is 19:1. Students in all grades enjoy a safe, nurturing environment to explore their creativity and learn STEM skills through engaging activities.

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Greenbrier Middle School

This public school in Chesapeake serves children in the 6th through 8th grade. The student to teacher ratio is about 13 to 1. Also, 97 percent of the teachers in Greenbrier Middle School have at least three years of teaching experience. The standardized test scores at this school are above average for the state.

Grafton Middle School

Grafton Middle School in Yorktown serves students in the 6th to 8th grade. Students’ reading, math and science scores are higher than the state average. The student to teacher ratio is 16:1. Homework club, newspaper club, history sleuths and anime club are among the many activities offered at Grafton Middle School.

Crestwood Middle School

This Chesapeake school serves students in the 6th through 8th grade. The student-teacher ratio here is 11:1. Students have a choice of many different activities such as art club, debate team, sports teams, robotics club and more.

Indian River Middle School

This middle school in Chesapeake serves students 6th through 8th grade. Students’ test scores are above the state average for reading, math and science. There is an 11:1 student-teacher ratio at IRMS. Students have a variety of teams and clubs open to them including yearbook club, Let’s Move club, book club and others.

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Oscar F. Smith High School

Oscar F. Smith High School in Chesapeake serves students 9th through 12th grade. Students at Oscar F. Smith High School scored higher than the state average in math and reading. The student-teacher ratio is 15:1.

Grafton High School

Grafton High School serves 9th through 12th-grade students. Reading, math and science standardized test scores are higher here than the average test scores for the state. The student-teacher ratio is 15:1. Forensics, band, gardening club, art club, yearbook club and the Odyssey of the Mind are just a few of the activities open to students at this high school in Yorktown.

Tabb High School

This Yorktown high school serves kids 9th through 12th grades. Test scores at Tabb High School are higher than the state average. The student to teacher ratio is 16:1. Students at Tabb can explore many interests via afterschool activities such as key club, international club, newspaper club, chess club and club earth along with many others.

These quality schools are conveniently located either near the Fieldstone neighborhood in Chesapeake or the Mainstay neighborhood in Yorktown, VA. Access to a variety of quality schools is just another advantage of moving into a brand-new home in one of our 4th Generation communities!

Originally published Aug 21, 2019

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