Our School

Independence Middle 

Opening Date: 1974
First Principal: Lottie Waters 
Current Principal: Christie McQueeney
Interesting Facts: Independence Middle is one of three schools with identical floor plans which were completed in 1974.


Independence Middle opened its doors to students in September 1974 as a junior high, serving students in grades 6-8. This was the year that Virginia Beach City Public Schools achieved the long-sought-after goal of removing eighth and ninth grade students from the high schools.

Independence is a fully accredited middle school. Click on the Annual School Report Cards link for details about our school's achievements.