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Chesterfield County Public Schools is the school system of Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States. More than 58,000 students are enrolled in 64 Chesterfield public schools. There are 38 elementary schools (grades K-5), 14 middle schools (grades 6-8), 11 high schools (grades 9-12) and the Chesterfield Technical Center, which serves all high schools. [1]. Some Schools are in Richmond, Virginia limits.



The school system is one of the largest and most highly rated public school systems in Virginia. Families continue to choose Chesterfield County in part because of the public school system, which is consistently cited by SchoolMatch as having what parents want. Recognizing Chesterfield’s appeal, America’s Promise Alliance has named Chesterfield County one of the country’s 100 Best Communities for Young People for three years in a row.

Vision The School Board envisions that in 2012 every Chesterfield school will be a thriving, dynamic and inspiring educational environment that produces self-directed learners and stimulates citizens of all ages to trust in, invest in and benefit from public education.

Mission The mission of Chesterfield County Public Schools is to work in partnership with students, families and the community to ensure that each student acquires the knowledge, skills and core values necessary to achieve personal success and to enrich the community.

Design for Excellence The Design for Excellence six-year strategic plan illuminates the path to achieving the School Board’s vision and mission. The goals of the Design for Excellence are Goal 1. Academic excellence for all students Goal 2. Safe, supportive and nurturing learning environments Goal 3. Knowledgeable and competent teachers and administrators Goal 4. Community investment in schools

One of the 100 largest school districts in the nation and the fourth-largest in Virginia, Chesterfield County Public Schools offers many opportunities as it helps students find their paths to success. Chesterfield’s approach to learning is working: 100 percent of Chesterfield schools are accredited by the Virginia Department of Education and student pass rates on Virginia’s rigorous Standards of Learning tests routinely surpass state averages. Three schools — James River High, Clover Hill Elementary and Robious Elementary — are National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence. No school system has won the Panasonic National School Change Award more often than Chesterfield County Public Schools: Harrowgate Elementary won in 2008, Chalkley Elementary won in 2007, and Bensley Elementary won in 2002.

Attracting and retaining the best teachers and staff members is a priority. Chesterfield has 64 National Board certified teachers, 17 teachers with a doctorate and 1,924 teachers with a master’s degree. Chesterfield students and staff members continually receive local, state and national recognition. For two years in a row, the Milken Family Foundation honored Chesterfield teachers with National Educator Awards worth $25,000. The 4,248 graduates in the class of 2007 earned $19.2 million in scholarships. Of those graduates, 54 percent earned advanced studies diplomas and 82 percent planned to attend a four-year or a two-year college.

Residents have overwhelmingly supported school bond referendums. Almost 5,000 senior residents participate in the school system’s Super Senior Passport program, and more than 300 business and community partners are recognized annually for significant contributions to the school division.


  • Bellwood Elementary School
  • Bensley Elementary School
  • Beulah Elementary School
  • Bon Air Elementary School
  • Chalkley Elementary School
  • Marguerite Christian Elementary School
  • Clover Hill Elementary School
  • Crenshaw Elementary School
  • Crestwood Elementary School
  • Curtis Elementary School
  • Davis Elementary School
  • Ecoff Elementary School
  • Enon Elementary School
  • Ettrick Elementary School
  • Evergreen Elementary School
  • Falling Creek Elementary School
  • Gates Elementary School
  • Gordon Elementary School
  • Grange Hall Elementary School
  • Greenfield Elementary School
  • Harrowgate Elementary School
  • Hening Elementary School
  • Hopkins Elementary School
  • Jacobs Road Elementary School
  • Matoaca Elementary School
  • Providence Elementary School
  • Reams Road Elementary School
  • Robious Elementary School
  • Salem Church Elementary School
  • Elizabeth Scott Elementary School
  • Alberta Smith Elementary School
  • Spring Run Elementary School
  • Swift Creek Elementary School
  • Watkins Elementary School
  • Weaver Elementary School
  • Wells Elementary School
  • Winterpock Elementary School
  • Woolridge Elementary School


  • Bailey Bridge Middle School
  • Carver Middle School
  • Chester Middle School
  • Elizabeth Davis Middle School
  • Falling Creek Middle School
  • Manchester Middle School [1]
  • Matoaca Middle School
  • Midlothian Middle School
  • Perrymont Middle School
  • Providence Middle School
  • Robious Middle School
  • Salem Church Middle School
  • Swift Creek Middle School
  • Tomahawk Creek Middle School


Specialty Academic Programs

High school students may choose to attend the comprehensive high school in their neighborhood or apply to attend a specialty center or regional governor’s school based on their individual interests and talents. The Chesterfield Technical Center offers a full range of career and technical courses tailored to current workplace needs. Specialty Centers Specialty centers allow students to attend a high school outside their attendance zone to focus on an area of interest or in which the student excels.
Here are Chesterfield's specialty centers:

Governor's Schools Chesterfield County students may apply to two governor's schools:




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