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Our School

Ocean Lakes Elementary School opens the door to all learners
by providing a nurturing environment that promotes 21st century skills.
We accomplish this by engaging and being responsive to all students’ needs.
In doing so, we create opportunities for teachers, parents, and community partners
to collaborate and support achievement for all our students.

Ocean Lakes Elementary School first opened its doors to the community in 1989 under the leadership of principal Mike Storm. Our current principal is Dr. Linda Reese. We serve approximately 600 students from kindergarten through fifth grade and have a committed faculty that helps students achieve their very best, in partnership with involved parents and active community business leaders. Our community partners enhance the educational program by providing support where needed, such as volunteering time and services. Special programs at Ocean Lakes Elementary School include: after school tutoring, gifted and talented services, and special education programs. An on-site after school recreation program is provided by the Virginia Beach Youth-Based Activity Program administered by the Virginia Beach Department of Parks and Recreation. Just a few of the many extra-curricular activities offered at Ocean Lakes Elementary School include STEM Robotics, STEM Maker Expo (3D Printing), Waverider Morning News Team, Safety Patrols, Girls on the Run, and SCA. Our school's Plan for Continuous Improvement is available on this site. The comprehensive school division strategic plan Compass to 2020: Charting the Course is available on the school division Web site: VBSchools.com. Virginia Beach City Public Schools also publishes a school report card for Ocean Lakes Elementary School.

Ocean Lakes Elementary School is located near the Fleet Combat Training Center, Dam Neck, in the resort city of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Our students come from the Ocean Lakes Community. A significant number of our students are from military families serving at Naval Air Station, Oceana and the Fleet Combat Training Center at Dam Neck. Approximately 42% of our families have connections with the military. Approximately 3% of our students are identified as academically gifted, 16% participate in the Free/Reduced Lunch Program, 12% receive Special Education services, and the student population has a Mobility Index of 26%.