The City of Newport News has 3 early childhood centers, 28 elementary schools, 8 middle schools and 5 high schools. There are also programs available for at-risk students in addition to special education programs. Newport News Public Schools have earned 12 Blue Ribbon Awards from the U.S. Department of Education (a state record). State-of-the-art instructional technologies are used to provide teachers and students with a quality educational environment. For more information about Newport News Public Schools, call 757-591-4500.
The Newport News Library System consists of four libraries, a law library, a bookmobile and a municipal reference library. The library system has a collection of more than 300,000 books, 3,400 cassettes, 860 video cassettes and 3,500 recordings available for use. Circulation is more than 800,000 with a membership of 96,000. For general library information, call 757-926-8506.