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.
In partnership with family and community, the mission of Larkspur Middle School is to provide all students with a foundation for lifelong learning by creating a safe and supportive environment, where they are prepared to meet the challenges of tomorrow.
Approved by Planning Council and Faculty, 2002
School Mascot: The Lion
School Colors: Purple and Gold
Larkspur Middle School opened its doors in November 1994 with almost 2000 students. It is located in the heart of Kempsville in Virginia Beach and is the largest middle school in the city. The "Home of the Lions" is a carefully designed middle school able to fully implement the "school-within-a-school" middle school philosophy and organization.
Because of the school's design, the staff of Larskpur is able to offer students a unique environment. Once students arrive at the school, they go directly to the hallway designated for their grade. Each grade level is self-contained, with its own School Counselor and Assistant Principal. The school staff works hard to bring out the smallness in a school of 1,600 students. A separate group of exploratory and physical education teachers in another part of the building compliment the core program at Larkspur.
Larkspur teachers provide an environment that is warm, caring, nurturing and gives the students a sense of safety and security. Larkspur Middle School is truly "Something to ROAR about!"