U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Kingston Elementary and Old Donation School as the No. 1 elementary and middle schools in Virginia. Old Donation School, which has students in grades two through eight and is the home of the Edward E. Brickell Academy for Advanced Academics & Arts, was also ranked as the No. 2 elementary school in the state.
Creeds Elementary is located in the rural southeastern section of the City of Virginia Beach. The first original Creeds building was built in 1848 and was known as Blossom Hill. The second structure for Creeds school was built in 1908 in Creeds, Virginia. The present school was constructed in 1939 and served as a high school for Princess Anne County until 1954 when it was converted to an elementary school. There have been ten principals assigned to Creeds since 1939. The present Creeds School zone is bounded on the west by the Chesapeake line, on the north by Indian River Road, on the east by Back Bay, and on the south by the North Carolina line. The school serves a basically rural farming community.