Principal’s Message

Dear Norfolk Highlands Families,

I am so grateful to be your Principal at Norfolk Highlands Primary School. This community has welcomed me back with open arms, and I am so thankful to be a Brave again! This neighborhood is a very special place, and I am so proud to be a part of it.

I have been in education for over 20 years and have spent 11 years serving primary students as a teacher and instructional coach. I believe that our youngest students have very bright futures and our staff is expertly trained to support their academic growth, socio-emotional well-being, and foster a lifelong love of learning. 

We have worked hard to prepare for a fun and successful school year. This year, our district will be focusing on the evidence-based Science of Reading. Additionally, we hope to reignite our strong PTA and we welcome your participation as a volunteer, PTA board member, or community partner. Finally, we believe that students are at their best when there is regular communication between their home and our school. We hope that you will partner with us to help your students achieve their goals and dreams. You can best help your child by conferencing with their teacher, helping them with their homework, attending our family events, ensuring they arrive at school on time each day ready to learn, and celebrating their successes at home. 

Myself and the staff here at NHP are excited to serve your families this year! Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions so that we can help you and your child. We will see you at NHP and remember, Be Brave!

Thank you,

Kristin Rankin

Principal, Norfolk Highlands Primary School

See Something, Say Something

Our district offers several communications platforms that provide students, parents, and staff the opportunity to engage in a two-way dialogue. 

Quick Tip logo
Quick Tip is an anonymous way to make school administrators aware of a specific safety concern.


Let's Talk logo
Send the school district your questions, concerns, suggestions, and or compliments through Let’s Talk.


Chesapeake Crime Line logo
Chesapeake Crime Line provides a way for citizens to report criminal activity to local authorities.


Additional guidance on how to express a concern for personal concerns is available to our students and their parents.
For emergencies, please call 911 

NHP is a Purple Star School


We are proud to announce that Norfolk Highlands Primary School has received the 2022-2023 Purple Star designation! The Virginia Purple Star Designation is awarded to military-friendly schools that have demonstrated a major commitment to students and families connected to our nation’s military.

Chesapeake Public Schools Military Families