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

Three School Board advisory committees have openings

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Advisory committees established by the Chesterfield County School Board are one way that community members connect with schools. 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 of providing “an …Read More


Meeting notices 6-26-2016

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The Chesterfield County School Board will hold a retreat at 1 p.m. Aug. 4 in the Orvieto conference room ...Read More

Board chooses prototype design for elementary schools

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The Chesterfield County School Board on July 12 adopted a prototype design for the four elementary schools that will ...Read More

Dr. James Lane is among Superintendents to Watch

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The photo shows Dr. James F. Lane during a meeting earlier this month with leaders in Chesterfield County Public ...Read More

Positive school environments

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I met with leaders from across our school division yesterday. We talked more about creating positive school environments that ...Read More

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