About Us

Florence Bowser Elementary is a state-of-the-art school with a rich history in its name and a big heart. With a tradition of academic excellence, Florence Bowser Elementary continues to enjoy the success of full accreditation. Florence Bowser is located near the quaint little section of Suffolk called Driver in the northern part of the city.
At Florence Bowser, it is our belief that all students PK-5 can learn and achieve great success! As you walk through our school you will see energized, dynamic teachers and students who are engaged through the use of Project-Based Learning, STEM activities, and differentiated practices. The use of modern technology more than prepares our students to succeed academically. We all strive to build positive relationships with our students and community. It is important that we all take an active role in our students’ learning. Encouraging and motivating your child, as well as attending school events, communicating with your child’s teacher, and keeping abreast of your child’s progress are ways to partner with the school and ensure our students reach their fullest potential.
Florence Bowser Elementary is a place where we believe in family. It is a place where “We Care, We Learn, We Grow.” Here we are EAGLES - Excelling At Gaining Learning Experiences Successfully.


Phone (757) 923.4164

Melodie Griffin
PrincipalEmail

Cheryl Riddick
Assistant Principal - Email

4540 Nansemond Parkway
Suffolk, VA 23435

Office Hours:

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

School hours:

9:25a.m.-3:50p.m.
Students may be dropped off after 9:00 a.m.

Early Dismissal 1:15 p.m.

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