22 Tenth Street NW Norton, Virginia 24273 Phone:  276-679-2330 Fax:  276-679-4315 Email:  info@nortoncityschools.org

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Current Notices:

Sport Physicals - May 6, 2016

John I. Burton High School will be offering free sport physicals for Norton City School athletes (Grades 7-11).  Local physicians and a physical therapist will be at John I. Burton High School on May 6, 2016 from 9:00 AM 12 Noon

Participants must have completed and signed the VHSL physical examination form prior to the physical examination.   The VHSL physical form can be picked up in the office at John I. Burton High School.  If any questions, please call Mrs. Caroll Addington, School Nurse, at 679-0971.

2016-2017 School Calendar

Click here to view the 2016-2017 School Calendar.


Parents and Guardians - We will begin utilizing the SchoolMessenger system, which sends out our alert calls, to deliver text messages straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closing, safety alerts and more.  This is a different service than SchoolWay which sends push notifications to your phone.

You can participate in this service just be sending a text message of "Y" or "Yes" to our school's short code number of 68453.

Click here to see more information on SchoolMessenger.


Download our new School App to stay connected to Norton City Schools by receiving push notifications on your Smartphone concerning school closings, school updates and events.

Norton City Schools District WayCode - he1jjh

Norton Elementary and Middle School WayCode - acqukq

John I Burton High School WayCode - npe19h

Departments and Links:


►Help to restore the Clock Tower at J. I. Burton High School.  Click here for more info.

►J. I. Burton High School wins Bronze Medal and is nationally ranked by U.S News & World Report.  Click here to read more.

►The 2014-15 School Year Virginia Special Education Parent Involvement Survey is now available for completion.  Please click here to complete the survey.

►Norton City Schools has a vision to grow continually as a comprehensive public school system, with academic and character building goals which will assure success for all students.  To learn more of our vision, please click on the following links:
       - 2012-2018 Norton City Schools Comprehensive Plan     
       - 2014-2015 Norton Elementary & Middle School Improvement Plan
       - 2015-2016 Norton Elementary & Middle School Improvement Plan
       - 2014-2015 John I. Burton High School Improvement Plan

       - 2012-2018 Norton City Schools Comprehensive Plan - Proposed Revisions

Fee Waiver Policy - Fees are reduced or waived for economically disadvantaged students and students whose families are undergoing economic hardships and are financially unable to pay them, including but not limited to, families receiving unemployment benefits or public assistance, including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF),  Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Medicaid; foster families caring for children in foster care; and families that are homeless.

If you or your family need assistance with any fees assessed by the school please email info@nortoncityschools.org or contact your child's principal.

Click here to see Norton City School's Per Pupil Expenditures.

Norton City Schools wishes to locate children with disabilities.  Click here for details.
Norton City Schools is Future Ready!  Click here for more details.

News and Events:

J. I. Burton High Recognized
as a Blue Star School for the Third Year in a Row
State Council of Higher Education Postsecondary Education and Employment Data
JIB, MECC Partnership
Aids Parents and Students
Norton City Schools English Language Learners Website
Achievement for Norton City Schools and all other Virginia schools.  The Virginia School Report Card

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Norton City Schools
P. O.  Box 498  |  22 Tenth Street NW  |  Norton, Virginia 24273

As an Equal Opportunity Employer Norton City Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
national origin, religion, political affiliation, sex, age or disability in employment or provisions of service.