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Thomas Taylor
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Floyd Kellam High School6

Virginia Beach, VA | Virginia Beach City County

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June 5, 2009


My third child is getting ready to enter Kellam and I have every reason to believe her experience will be just as wonderful as her two brothers currently attending. My oldest is a junior in all honors/ap classes and doing dual enrollment at TCC. He has been encouraged and challenged every step of the way. My middle child is just an 'average' student but he too is getting all the attention, help and encouragement he needs from this wonderful staff. I would say whatever your child needs he/she will get at Kellam. Our experience as a family there has been exceptional.

Submitted by a parent

December 30, 2008


I now have two sons at Kellam and I have to say that compared with friends who have children at other high schools, Kellam is EXCELLENT! My older son is in honors/ap classes and excels and my younger son needed a little motivation, which he is definitely getting there!

Submitted by a parent

December 11, 2008


Kellam high school is the worst school in the district . The administrators & staff are not the best around. Everything about to this school is ridiculous!

Submitted by a student

August 16, 2008


Kellman is the best!My son enrolled in June 08. He is in the Marching Band and very happy and motivated. Just what he was lacking. Mr. Parker Thanks You have hepl my son become motivated again. We were from New York city, I have seen too many students drop from NYC high school. Kellam is the best.

Submitted by a parent

August 5, 2008


I am a graduate of Kellam ('07). I was an average student when I was a freshman, but I grew to be an outstanding student because of Kellam's faculty. They do push students to exceed the norm. For the student who get less than average grades it's not because of the school. It more likely falls on the shoulders of the student. The resorces are there for all students to succeed, but IT IS THE STUDENT who must reach out and use them. For instance, the first two years of english are dedicated to learning how to use these resorces. The next two years, which are also the most important years, the teachers will back off to let the students teach themselves how to be independant; in learning as well as in life. As a college student today I can reassure you that college has been less difficult thanks to kellam!

June 27, 2008


Believe this to be a sub-par high school. Perhaps the reason why it is the only VaBch High School not to make this year's Newsweek's top High School list. You will likely read great comments about this school from parents of students who do well. If you have an average student, this is not the environment to excel. AP students get a lot of attention, but the reality is that those students would likely exceed without teacher involvement. I was a college professor. It was always tempting to concentrate on the high achievers and feel good about myself. However, that is not the job of the educator. Inspiring the average to achieve superior results should be the norm. Sadly, that is not the case at Kellam.

Submitted by a parent

May 25, 2008


My son attends Kellam High and loves it!! It is the best high school in Hampton Roads by far! I'm so glad we could afford a home in this school district!

Submitted by a parent

February 26, 2008


Kellam High School was once described by many parents as Va. Beach's 'Best Kept Secret'. It is no longer a secret that this high school is by far the best at the beach. Go Knights!

Submitted by a parent

September 11, 2007


I am a Kellam graduate. I moved out of district, but moved back to raise a family. My son graduated from Kellam, and my daughter will graduate from Kellam, and I never gave any other school a second thought.

Submitted by a parent

April 19, 2007


My three brothers and I attended Kellam spaced out 15 years. My niece and nephew attended Kellam and the next 5 cousins will attend Kellam. This was no accident. Families are paying top dollar for homes in this district to get tier kids into the surrounding schools. The zip code 23456 was rated the most expensive homes in Hampton Roads per square foot. This tells the whole story. I moved away to another city in Hampton Roads and decided to move back into the area. It took us almost 6 months to buy a home in the district that we could afford. Kellam is one of the oldest schools in the area but has the most history. Its located in the municipal area and the police station is half a mile away so yes it probably is the safest school in Virginia Beach. Go Knights!

Submitted by a former student

September 6, 2006


Kellam is a great school which has many admirable qualities. The involvement of students and the parents is amazing and every sporting event no matter how insignificant always draws a good crowd. Kellam's greatest asset is the family atmosphere that it creates where students, teacher, and parents bond together to form lasting relationships that benefit everyone. If you son or daughter can attend Kellam I would greatly recommend it.

Submitted by a former student

February 23, 2006


Top school in Virginia beach All sports and music programs Attendance policy 7 strikes you fail

Submitted by a parent

January 11, 2005


It's my last year at Kellam and I wouldn't go anywhere else. Sure, parking is horrible, but it's a priviledge. And yes it's crowded and trying to weave through the crowds of kids in the hallway can be frustrating, but I still love it. It's safe, friendly, and fun. People love to give Kellam a bad reputation because it's over forty years old and supposedly 'run down,' but it is far from it. Out of eleven schools in Virginia Beach, Kellam is the most requested school for kids to attend that are out of the Kellam district. That says something. Wonderful school. I hope my kids will go there.

Submitted by a student

September 7, 2004


Kellam is a ok school. Thier is alot of people hanging out in the hallways between classes which makes it even more worse because the school is so over croweded. They have to use alot of portables to. The parking lot is crazy after school. Cops have to guid the trafic. They is also some crime in the school.

Submitted by a student

August 13, 2004


Kellam high has a safe learning environment,the teachers and staff seem to really care about their students, the students seem very happy to attend there.

Submitted by a parent

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