U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Kingston Elementary and Old Donation School as the No. 1 elementary and middle schools in Virginia. Old Donation School, which has students in grades two through eight and is the home of the Edward E. Brickell Academy for Advanced Academics & Arts, was also ranked as the No. 2 elementary school in the state.
Bayside Middle School values:
- a secure and orderly learning environment
- each individual's right to achieve
- a school-community partnership.
- fairness, integrity, mutual understanding and respect, and individual rights.
- people who instill the desire to learn.
- academic excellence and the conditions to promote it.
Completed in 1969 and opened in 1970, Bayside Middle School is one of fourteen middle schools in the city of Virginia Beach. Unlike many traditional single-unit structures, Bayside Middle consists of five distinct and separate units connected by breezeways.
The Bayside Borough is a highly active urbanized sector of the city. The Bayside area is bounded on the north by the Chesapeake Bay; on the east by the western branch of the Lynnhaven Inlet; on the south by Virginia Beach Boulevard; and on the west by the city of Norfolk.
At the beginning the 2014/2015 school year, Bayside Middle School was separated into two separate campuses: the 6th Grade Campus and the 7th & 8th Grade Campus. Here at the Bayside Middle School 7th & 8th Grade Campus, we currently have an enrollment of approximately 750 seventh and eighth grade students. The curriculum includes a combination of traditional academic courses and a variety of interesting electives. Also, the students at Bayside Middle participate in numerous extracurricular activities, including intramural and interscholastic athletics.