School Details

Floyd Kellam High School

2323 Holland Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
(757) 648-5400

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1818 students 18 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

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Standards of Learning End-of-Course (SOLEOC)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
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About this school

Floyd Kellam High School is a public high school in Virginia Beach. The principal of Floyd Kellam High School is Mr. Bruce A. Biehl. 1,818 students go to Floyd Kellam High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 5% of the 1,818 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Floyd Kellam High School is 18:1. Technical & Career Ed. Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 83% 56%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 28%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5% 28%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    My third child is getting ready to enter Kellam and I have every reason to believe her experience will be just as wonderful as her two brothers currently attending. My oldest is a junior in all honors/ap classes and doing dual enrollment at TCC. He has been encouraged and challenged every step of the way. My middle child is just an 'average' student but he too is getting all the attention help and encouragement he needs from this wonderful staff. I would say whatever your child needs he/she will get at Kellam. Our experience as a family there has been exceptional.

  • (6 years ago)

    I now have two sons at Kellam and I have to say that compared with friends who have children at other high schools Kellam is EXCELLENT! My older son is in honors/ap classes and excels and my younger son needed a little motivation which he is definitely getting there!

  • (6 years ago)

    Kellam high school is the worst school in the district . The administrators & staff are not the best around. Everything about to this school is ridiculous!

  • (6 years ago)

    Kellman is the best!My son enrolled in June 08. He is in the Marching Band and very happy and motivated. Just what he was lacking. Mr. Parker Thanks You have hepl my son become motivated again. We were from New York city I have seen too many students drop from NYC high school. Kellam is the best.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a graduate of Kellam ('07). I was an average student when I was a freshman but I grew to be an outstanding student because of Kellam's faculty. They do push students to exceed the norm. For the student who get less than average grades it's not because of the school. It more likely falls on the shoulders of the student. The resorces are there for all students to succeed but IT IS THE STUDENT who must reach out and use them. For instance the first two years of english are dedicated to learning how to use these resorces. The next two years which are also the most important years the teachers will back off to let the students teach themselves how to be independant; in learning as well as in life. As a college student today I can reassure you that college has been less difficult thanks to kellam!

  • (6 years ago)

    Believe this to be a sub-par high school. Perhaps the reason why it is the only VaBch High School not to make this year's Newsweek's top High School list. You will likely read great comments about this school from parents of students who do well. If you have an average student this is not the environment to excel. AP students get a lot of attention but the reality is that those students would likely exceed without teacher involvement. I was a college professor. It was always tempting to concentrate on the high achievers and feel good about myself. However that is not the job of the educator. Inspiring the average to achieve superior results should be the norm. Sadly that is not the case at Kellam.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son attends Kellam High and loves it!! It is the best high school in Hampton Roads by far! I'm so glad we could afford a home in this school district!

  • (7 years ago)

    Kellam High School was once described by many parents as Va. Beach's 'Best Kept Secret'. It is no longer a secret that this high school is by far the best at the beach. Go Knights!

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a Kellam graduate. I moved out of district but moved back to raise a family. My son graduated from Kellam and my daughter will graduate from Kellam and I never gave any other school a second thought.

  • (8 years ago)

    My three brothers and I attended Kellam spaced out 15 years. My niece and nephew attended Kellam and the next 5 cousins will attend Kellam. This was no accident. Families are paying top dollar for homes in this district to get tier kids into the surrounding schools. The zip code 23456 was rated the most expensive homes in Hampton Roads per square foot. This tells the whole story. I moved away to another city in Hampton Roads and decided to move back into the area. It took us almost 6 months to buy a home in the district that we could afford. Kellam is one of the oldest schools in the area but has the most history. Its located in the municipal area and the police station is half a mile away so yes it probably is the safest school in Virginia Beach. Go Knights!

  • (8 years ago)

    Kellam is a great school which has many admirable qualities. The involvement of students and the parents is amazing and every sporting event no matter how insignificant always draws a good crowd. Kellam's greatest asset is the family atmosphere that it creates where students teacher and parents bond together to form lasting relationships that benefit everyone. If you son or daughter can attend Kellam I would greatly recommend it.

  • (9 years ago)

    Top school in Virginia beach All sports and music programs Attendance policy 7 strikes you fail

  • (10 years ago)

    It's my last year at Kellam and I wouldn't go anywhere else. Sure parking is horrible but it's a priviledge. And yes it's crowded and trying to weave through the crowds of kids in the hallway can be frustrating but I still love it. It's safe friendly and fun. People love to give Kellam a bad reputation because it's over forty years old and supposedly 'run down ' but it is far from it. Out of eleven schools in Virginia Beach Kellam is the most requested school for kids to attend that are out of the Kellam district. That says something. Wonderful school. I hope my kids will go there.

  • (10 years ago)

    Kellam is a ok school. Thier is alot of people hanging out in the hallways between classes which makes it even more worse because the school is so over croweded. They have to use alot of portables to. The parking lot is crazy after school. Cops have to guid the trafic. They is also some crime in the school.

  • (10 years ago)

    Kellam high has a safe learning environment the teachers and staff seem to really care about their students the students seem very happy to attend there.

  • (11 years ago)

    Kellam is a large school but it has a family atmosphere. The teachers and administrators are very friendly and involved in the student's academic and personal lives. The school is safe and has many extracurricular activities in which the students may participate. The facility is among the oldest but it is clean well lit and has been remodeled. I would send my son again if the opportunity arose.

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