School Details

John B. Dey Elementary School

1900 N Great Neck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23454
(757) 648-2440
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 849 students 21 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

91%
78%
72%
84%
74%
65%
95%
86%
84%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL 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
  • Va Beach City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
72%
70%
94%
77%
75%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL 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
  • Va Beach City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

95%
77%
73%
89%
75%
71%
91%
76%
69%
95%
77%
76%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL 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
  • Va Beach City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

John B. Dey Elementary School is a public elementary school in Virginia Beach. The principal of John B. Dey Elementary School is Mrs. Alycia C. Capwell. 849 students attend John B. Dey Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 15% of the 849 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at John B. Dey Elementary School is 21:1. Alanton Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 84% 56%
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 28%
Hispanic 6% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15% 28%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Best school! Great enviroment and excellent staff!!! My children like going to school each day. I'm a very grateful parent. Great School!

  • (4 years ago)

    In my opinion John B. Dey is the best elementary school in Virginia Beach due to the administration teachers and incredibly active PTA. Whether you child is gifted or struggling you will be especially pleased with the proactive administration and specialty teachers which give your child very important individual attention. We have been very happy and have 2 children in the gifted cluster program.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers are great and genuinely care about the students. My second grader loves going to school each day!

  • (4 years ago)

    They have an excellent gifted program. The teachers and staff are so nice and helpful.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is an outstanding school. The teachers are first rate and there is an overall climate of respect between teachers and students alike.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great activities mostly dedicated teachers great principal involvement. The PTA is over the top in involvement. Clean and well organized. Definately one of the most highly respected elementaries (by word of mouth).

  • (5 years ago)

    John B Dey strives for excellence in offerings to the students and families through the involved teachers and active PTA programs. There are many offerings by both PTA And staff to encourage growth for a well rounded student. There are several reading science math and physical education programs to supplement the normal curriculum. There are monthly family activities to encourage family fun involvement. There is plenty of opportunity for all children be nurtured and have successes in their early childhood.

  • (6 years ago)

    John B Dey is an excellent school! The principal teachers administrative are all very helpful. There is a large percentage of parent involvement. There is quite a bit of focus on achieving high sol scores.

  • (7 years ago)

    I'm confident my son is getting a top rate education in his elementary school years. The staff & parent involvement is just awesome!

  • (7 years ago)

    There are not enough good things to say about John B. Dey and its staff. An education that is on par with private schools great teachers lots of parent involvement and plenty of fun in a learning environment. Thank you JDB!!

  • (8 years ago)

    Top quality programs teachers willing to work with behavioral plans to improve organizational problems without resorting to medications. Positive environment.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a great school. My daughter has special needs and they have been great help with her as well as my husband and I.

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Overall score

(based on 14 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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