• Sewells Point Elementary School8

    Norfolk, VA | Norfolk City County

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    March 27, 2015


    I Love my kids pre k teachers and the Principal is very helpful!! All of the staff that I have personally encountered were very nice as well.

    Submitted by a parent

    February 19, 2015


    Sewells Point Elementary is a great school. I am so very pleased with the front office and the school nurse, Mrs. Martin. Mrs. Martin has to coordinate with my grandson's doctor's office and me on a regular basis and she does so with grace and patience. I do so appreciate her help and professionalism. Logan's teachers are so sweet to him when he needed it most, kindergarten and first grade. Mrs. Krieger rewarded him everyday he was in K, new at this school and after riding the school bus so long at five years old. This made him willing to work hard and learn so much. I watched him bloom. Now in first grade Mrs. Moore gave him such a fun Christmas and holiday celebrations with fun Fridays, he is working so hard and making honor roll two quarters in a row. He likes school and his friends. Yes it is the love of excellent and skillful teachers that make that happen. Thank you so very much.

    Submitted by a parent

    August 11, 2014


    My kids are in their 2nd year starting in September at Sewell's and I just think this school is by far the best school I've seen. The teachers, Counselors, and Faculty are all very nice. I recommend this school to everyone.

    Submitted by a parent

    October 24, 2013


    this school is pieceful ,fun, and loven.if i had cousens i would devinnoly tell them to go to the most wanted scool if we win then it will be the most wanted school

    Submitted by a teacher

    October 17, 2013


    Both my older children go to Sewell's Point Elementary and I believe it's a outstanding school with great potential. My oldest has been at Sewell's Point since 2nd grade and he is now in 5th grade. He was previously at Creekside Elememtary in Suffolk and was doing okay academically. He has definitely blossomed after being at Sewell's Point. My youngest had some learning issues in preschool and was afraid of his performance in elementary. However he is doing great and he had a wonderful kindergarten and first grade teacher (Ms. Harvey and Mrs. Wayne). The teachers here are the best around and are very involved. My oldest had went to three elementary schools before starting here (military moves) and this has been such a great experience for him. The only issue I have is the lack of a full-time nurse. They currently share a nurse with another elementary school and both my kids have severe food allergies, so that doesn't enlighten me too much. My youngest also has asthma. Thankfully I work down the street however that is acceptable for the school not having a fulltime nurse.

    Submitted by a parent

    February 11, 2013


    I have three daughters attending this school so I have been in contact with many teachers and staff, and they are all very professional and helpful. The principal and vice principal are always accessible and friendly. The IEP process was quick and efficiently done. The curriculum is challenging and engages the students. It is a good school, it has some outstanding teachers, and your child will learn a lot here.

    Submitted by a parent

    April 27, 2012


    My children have been attending Sewells Point since 2007 and I must say that I have no real complaints about the school. Ms. Wrushen and Ms. Harvey do a fantastic job in resolving any issues you may have. The comment the last review made was offensive. My family is an enlisted navy family so by anyone saying the reason why someone might be turned off from the school based on military affiliation is rude and very obnoxious. Yes there are a lot of military children in general at Sewells Point that's because of the 2 large military housing communities the school serves that doesn't make it good nor bad, just unique. The teachers go far and beyond to help make your child's educational experience fun, exciting and challenging!

    Submitted by a parent

    March 22, 2012


    We are a navy officer family and our child goes to this school. He is receiving a comparable education to the one he received in Middletown, RI and far better than the magnet schools in Jacksonville, FL. The principal does an outstanding job with the students. The curriculum is challenging. I think a lot of people are turned off by the school because there are quite a few enlisted families at the school. Norfolk public schools are definitely improving. We have been very pleased thus far.

    Submitted by a parent

    May 26, 2010


    This has got to be the worst dirtiest school my child has ever attended. The principal and the front office staff definently need some people skills training. You walk in there and they act like you are bothering them. If your child is being bullied they have this thing called "conflict mediation" that does not work because parent cannot get involved or allowed to sit with their child during the meeting. I know my child was bullied. Employees take it upon themselves to call your place of employment to complain to your boss about you if you question them. It's a horrible school and the staff has no control over the students. Stay away from this school.

    Submitted by a parent

    February 9, 2010


    I love the assistant principle and the principle is not too bad either. However, i feel the teachers are lacking in the ability to handle children with different learning styles and unwilling to take time with the children. There are no extra curricular activities until 5 grade. Students are exposed to many different cultures due to the military families that surround the school. This is a great plus.

    Submitted by a parent

    March 2, 2007


    Our children(3) have attended this school for 5 years and we have been extrememly pleased with the education and experiences gained from the teachers and staff. With a few exceptions(who are no longer teaching) the teachers have been caring, attentive, and responsive to our childrens individual needs and learning style.

    Submitted by a parent

    May 17, 2006


    My son has been at Sewell's Point for 3 years now and has really done well. They have many programs and events that contribute to the kids learning experience. It is mostly a Military family school. Great school though.

    Submitted by a parent

    November 18, 2005


    I think this school has great potential. Our test scores are great. The academics programs are great as well. The availabilty of music art and P.E are available 5 days a week to all students. As with all schools, we could use more parent involvement in the schools. We need more parent volunteers in and out of school. My son has been there since kindergarten and he is now in 3rd grade. Every year gets better and better. Great Job to Sewells Point Teachers and Staff and Great job to the kids. Keep up the great work.

    Submitted by a parent

    November 19, 2004


    The teachers are great, the vice principal could really work on her people skills to say the least,my biggest concern with is the number of children on iep plans or with leraning disabilities. They take way too many feild trips as well. It is nice that they get out to enjoy things but when they can hardly read is that what they should really be doing. I know the stand. test are not there because of the school itself so they have to roll with the punches, but lets remember we are saying we have a no child left behind act but 50 percent of the school seems to have a disability of somesort so is it really fair? I am thinking maybe not.

    Submitted by a parent

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