Come Join Our Team! Isle of Wight County Schools (IOWS) issearching for teachers that will “provide students a secure learning environment that ensures educational excellence, an prepares them for continuing education, job readiness and responsible citizenship.” Isle of Wight County offers both suburban and rural lifestyles on the banks of the James River in Southeastern Virginia. Isle of Wight is comprised of approximately 5,000 students attending eight schools, two high schools, two middle schools and four elementary schools. Students also attend The Pruden Center, a regional vocational-technical school in Suffolk; the Governor’s School for the Arts in Norfolk and the Governor’s School for Science and Technology in Hampton.
Getting to know Isle of Wight County
Isle of Wight County offers both suburban and rural lifestyles in b settings that range from exclusive waterfront properties to century-old farmhouses on sprawling farms of peanuts, corn and soybeans. Situated on the banks of the James River, the County is located less than an hour from such popular destinations as Virginia Beach to the east and historic Jamestown and Williamsburg to the west. The climate is temperate, with summertime temperatures averaging around 80 degrees and winter weather averaging in the 30s.
Isle of Wight has a population of about 29,000 and is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors. Isle of Wight County Schools consists of about 5,000 students attending eight schools located strategically across the county. The division includes two high schools, two middle schools and four elementary schools. Students also attend The Pruden Center, a regional vocational-technical school in Suffolk; the Governor's School for the Arts in Norfolk and the Governor's School for Science and Technology in Hampton.
Smithfield, the largest town in Isle of Wight, is a beautiful small town with a renovated downtown district. Shopping is a delight with quaint cobblestone streets and a unique variety of boutiques, art galleries and antique emporiums. Paul D. Camp Community College has a growing campus in Smithfield and a main campus in Franklin, adjacent to Isle of Wight County. Other colleges and universities are within easy commuting distance, including Old Dominion University, Hampton University, Christopher Newport University, The College of William & Mary and Norfolk State University.
Whether it be water-skiing on the scenic Pagan River or hiking through Nike Park or Fort Boykin, recreational opportunities abound in Isle of Wight. The many waterways in the area are perfect for boating and fishing or just picnicking along the sandy shore. Isle of Wight Parks and Recreation sponsors a wide variety of recreational activities and facilities for children and families.
There are several hospitals that serve citizens of Isle of Wight, including Obici Hospital, Riverside Regional Medical Center, Sentara Norfolk General and The Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters. There are a variety of medical clinics and family practitioners across the county and nursing homes are located in Smithfield and in Windsor
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