Because New Kent County is one of the fastest growing
communities in Virginia, the school system is preparing to
meet the challenges by expanding and renovating its
facilities. In 2005, a new classroom wing and multi-purpose
room were added to the New Kent Elementary School and
G. W. Watkins Elementary School was expanded and
completely remodeled in 2007. Both schools now
serve grades K-5.
New Kent High School which
opened in 2008 has capacity
for 1,400 students. The old
high school has become the
middle school, and the
previous middle school is being
remodeled to serve a variety of
All New Kent County Public Schools have full state accreditation and serve a student body that excels both in the classroom and in extra-curricular activities.