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About This School

Deer Park Elementary School is a public elementary school in Newport News. The principal of Deer Park Elementary School is Ms. Mary Jo Anastasio. 503 students attend Deer Park Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 31% of the 503 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Deer Park Elementary School is 19:1. Hampton Roads Montessori School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 49% 30%
Black, non-Hispanic 45% 57%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Hispanic 2% 7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31% 49%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    This is an amazing school full of passionate engaged teachers a thoughtful staff and provides a warm caring environment coupled with high standards of learning. I feel truly lucky that 2 of my children have been there over the last three years. What us apparent is the schools continual striving to achieve and their willingness to try different methods to ensure the children have an optimal experience ex. Teachers looping with children new techniques ex balance balls in class brain gym to center children and the list goes on. I can't say enough what a wonderful school this has been. I love it!

  • (7 months ago)

    My son has been going there for three years now and enjoys it. He has had one teacher that I thought was not very good but the other two were great. He is more involved now than before and has come out of his shell. I love the school so much that I applied for his sister to go there.

  • (11 months ago)

    Good school but classes are rather large (24 students compared to 16 at her zoned school) and not as much individual attention its easy for a struggling child to fall behind due to limited time with teachers.

  • (1 year ago)

    We have had mostly positive experiences with Deer Park. There are really some caring gifted teachers there that obviously have a passion for teaching. As with anything we have had the bad teacher experience but this is not the norm here. Some staff not too professional but the majority are and seem to care about the kids. Public school in general is too political these days.

  • (10 years ago)

    My oldest daughter went to Deer Park for 4 years and my youngest for 1. (We moved out of the area). My children and I truly enjoyed the environmental science magnet school. Teachers were well suited for their task. We had two principals during their attendance and both were open and available when needed. Animals running free in the class room (rabits) may not be for all but my girls loved it. Since volunteering in required via signed contract parent involvement is high and results in many child/parent projects during and after school.

  • (10 years ago)

    I was in Deer Park for grades 3 4 and 5. I never wanted to go home. I had a great day. My teachers were wonderfull and the activities such as monthy hikes to the Virgina Living Museum made school days interesing. I am now in 6th grade and I really miss Deer Park.

  • (11 years ago)

    Deer Park Elementary is a elementary Magnet for Earth Science. They offer an above average program considering their a public school. Deer Park is a fully accredited in Newport News where only 50% of the schools are fully accredited.

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