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

Chesterfield County School Board seeks applicants for openings on advisory committees

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Advisory committees established by the Chesterfield County School Board are one way that community members can connect with the school division. Advisory committee members are appointed from each of the county’s five magisterial districts and include parents, teachers, staff members, students and other community members interested in helping Chesterfield County Public Schools achieve its vision …Read More


Meeting Notices 5-16

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The Chesterfield County School Board will hold a meeting at 10 a.m. May 19 at the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center @ Hull, ...Read More

Meeting Notices 5-5-2017

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The Chesterfield County School Board will hold a business meeting at 5:30 p.m. May 9 in the Public Meeting Room, 10001 Iron ...Read More

Superintendent James Lane receives 2017 UCEA Excellence in Educational Leadership Award

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Chesterfield County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. James Lane received this week the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Excellence ...Read More

Meeting Notice 4-28-2017

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The Chesterfield County Public Schools Supplemental Retirement Program (SRP) Administrative Committee will conduct a meeting at 3 p.m.  May ...Read More

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