Norton City Schools
22 Tenth Street NW Norton, Virginia 24273 Phone:  276-679-2330 Fax:  276-679-4315 Email:



Welcome to the Norton City Schools website. I hope you will visit this site often to stay abreast of current events in our school division.

We continue to excel, both in the classroom as well as in the extracurricular venue. Based upon data from this past school year, Norton City Schools is one of only eighteen school divisions that met all Annual Measurable Objectives (AMO’s) and one of only thirty-six where all schools are fully accredited by the Virginia Department of Education.  J.I. Burton was also recognized with a bronze level ranking by U.S. News and World Report, acknowledging Burton as one of the top performing high schools in Virginia. These most noteworthy accomplishments are due to the wonderful faculty, administration, and student body that reside in our school division.

Our students continue to earn success in various extracurricular activities. Last year, for the third time in four years, we had a basketball team make it to the state final four in Richmond. The J.I. Burton boy’s team hit a thrilling last second shot to win their quarterfinal game and propel them to the semi-finals where they lost to the eventual state champion. Our baseball team also made it to the state quarterfinals and Colby D. capped off a magnificent wrestling career by winning his fourth straight individual state wrestling title. The J.I. Burton band continued to shine in local band competitions and our newly formed Students with a Gift (SWAG) show choir presented two outstanding winter and spring performances, in turn demonstrating the artistic talents of our students.

We take pride in the advantages of being a small school division, which include our excellent pupil-teacher ratios and a family-like atmosphere that in turn promotes a positive learning environment.  Our primary goal is to provide students with unique and challenging academic programs that lead to the development of the skills necessary to be successful in a rapidly changing and more global society.

As always, please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss your thoughts and suggestions on ways that we can become an even stronger school division.


Jeff Comer, Ed. D.



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