Kellam High School will provide a positive, safe school environment
where students, teachers, parents, and community will accept responsibility
for learning skills to meet present as well as future challenges.
Floyd E. Kellam
High School, opened in 1962, serves the largest geographical area of
any school in the City of Virginia Beach. The boundaries run from the
highly populated General Booth corridor south to the North Carolina
line and from Landstown east to Back Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. This
uniqueness is also seen in the diverse student population of Kellam
High School. The student population includes 83 percent Caucasian
students, 9 percent African-American students, 4 percent Hispanic,
and 3 percent Asian/Pacific Islander students. Our current total population is 1,809 students.
Historical Perspective on Enrollment
In 1994-95, with the
opening of Ocean Lakes High School, attendance areas were rezoned, causing
an enrollment drop of 450 students with a proportional loss of teachers,
counselors, and administrators. From 1998 to the 2001,
enrollment increased to a student population of 2,300. With the
opening of Landstown High School in 2001, Kellam underwent another rezoning and an enrollment drop of nearly 300 students.
Over the next few years, growth in the southern sector of the city pushed our enrollment back to 2400 students. Following the opening of additions at Landstown HS and Ocean Lakes High School during the 2006-2007 school year and requisite rezoning, our current student population is nearly 1,800.
Link to Plan for Continuous Improvement
to School Report Card
Link to Compass 2015: A Strategic Plan for Student Success