Great Neck and Salem Middle schools in Virginia Beach have once again received distinction as AVID National Demonstration Schools. This elite designation has been awarded to only 200 of 8,000 AVID schools in the United States and around the world. AVID National Demonstration Schools exhibit a college and career readiness culture through rigor and high expectations for all students throughout the school.
History of Kingston Elementary:
- 1965 - Kingston Elementary is opened as a 29 classroom school.
- 1973 - Kindergarten program is established at Kingston
- 1989- Kingston Elementary is recognized as a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education
- 1990 - A gymnasium is added to Kingston Elementary
- 1996 - Kingston Elementary is recognized for a second time as a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education
- 1996 - Addition is completed - office, library, computer lab, kindergarten rooms, and a mulitpurpose room
- 1998 - Kingston Elementary is fully accredited according to the Virginia Standards of Learning in third and fifth grade.