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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

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. 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. Virginia Beach City Public Schools 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%.

Visit the Administration page to view our current administrative staff.