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Newport News Public Schools

  • $922,167raised
  • 2,293projects fully funded
  • 6,961donors
  • 44schools served
  • 33%of funding from individuals out of state
Each day in Newport News Public Schools the focus is on one mission: ensuring that all students graduate college, career and citizen-ready.

Newport News Public Schools educates 28,000 students in 42 schools: 5 early childhood centers, 24 elementary schools, 7 middle schools, 5 high schools, 1 middle/high combination school. NNPS employs over 4,500 professionals.

By keeping the focus on college and career readiness, NNPS’ graduation rate has increased to 94.8%, up from 72.9% in 2008. During the same time, the dropout rate decreased from 12% to 1.66% for the class of 2019. Newport News Public Schools’ dropout prevention and recovery program provides an array of services to help students graduate on time (in four years).

More high-school students are earning industry and professional certifications, preparing them for future careers. In 2019, NNPS students earned 3,037 certifications, giving them access to advanced post-secondary opportunities, and high-skilled internships and careers.

With an early learning curriculum designed to boost literacy and math instruction, advanced educational technology and early college and early career programs, NNPS has the tools to ensure student success.