• School Closings/Delays:

    As ordered by the Governor of Virginia 3/23/20, Norton City Schools will remain closed the remainder of the school year. Please check the COVID-19 Updates below for further information and continually updated instructions.

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John I. Burton is a nationally recognized high school positioned at the foot of scenic High Knob.  We have earned national and state accreditation and garner high graduation rates (94%). We have strong academic, artistic, and athletic programs which are provided in a small school setting.  We cherish our family atmosphere and our staff believes that building relationships with students, who they know by name, is the key for student success.  Our mission is Every Student, Every Class, Every Day.

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