Superintendent

A message from the superintendent

Welcome to Chesterfield County Public Schools!

Thank you for choosing or considering our nationally recognized school division to meet your child’s educational needs.

As one of the 70 largest school divisions in the United States, we’re often looked at as a leader in public education. It’s our goal to prepare students for success after high school. We’re doing just that by creating:

  • safe, supportive and nurturing learning environments
  • innovative, engaging and relevant lessons through hands-on learning
  • partnerships that advance classroom learning into real-life application

Chesterfield County Public Schools’ on-time graduation rate is an impressive 91 percent, and our students’ performance on state-mandated assessments routinely surpasses Virginia averages.

But statistics and tests don’t define our students or the levels of success that they are achieving. We have students

  • engaged in solving real-world problems by using STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) to create prosthetic hands for disabled residents
  • completing regionally recognized service projects that provide clothing and sports equipment to underprivileged areas in Guatamala and Haiti
  • developing award-winning community awareness efforts about concussion prevention, management and response

These aren’t the same types of elementary, middle and high schools that you and I attended. They can’t be; otherwise, our students will be left behind in the race to succeed. Our forward-thinking planning and our engaging teaching-and-learning process are preparing our students for a world we may not even be able to imagine.

Moving forward, we’ll continue to prepare our students for a rapidly changing world by focusing on innovation and critical thinking. We’ll also strengthen home-to-school partnerships through effective communication and continue to create partnerships that support student and family engagement.  And finally, we’ll operate in a transparent manner that demonstrates an understanding that we serve a community of 340,000 residents who all can benefit from a strong public school system.

There’s a role for everyone to play in Chesterfield County Public Schools. Please join us!

 

James F. Lane, Ed.D.
Superintendent

Superintendent's News

Four high schools raise more than $10,000 to Strike Out Cancer

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More than 320 Chesterfield County high school students and staff members, as well as the Chesterfield County School Board and Superintendent Dr. James Lane, collectively raised more than $10,000 through the annual bowling tournament, Strike Out Cancer. Forty teams from Clover Hill, James River, Manchester and Midlothian high schools and School Board members competed to …Read More


Meeting notices 3-15-17

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Members of the Chesterfield County School Board may attend the joint budget community meeting for the Midlothian district at ...Read More

Chesterfield County School Board approves FY 2018 budget

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The Chesterfield County School Board unanimously adopted its Fiscal Year 2018 operating budget of $621 million during its Feb. ...Read More

Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors and School Board to hold joint community budget meetings

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The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors and School Board will hold joint community budget meetings to discuss the proposed ...Read More

Meeting Notices 2-28-2017

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Members of the Chesterfield County School Board may visit Bensley Elementary, 6600 Strathmore Road, for National School Breakfast Week ...Read More

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