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's News

Modernizing and enhancing our work

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The Superintendent’s Transition Team meets for the first time today. We have national leaders from the education field, local business and community leaders leaders and some of our award-winning staff members on the team. Together, we’ll chart our path toward the future seeking to maintain the quality work we have going on while modernizing and …Read More

Welcome to the team!

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Today we’ll welcome nearly 500 educators new to Chesterfield County Public Schools. As part of New Educator Orientation, they’ll spend ...Read More

Meeting notices 8-18-2016

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Details have changed for previously announced Aug. 23 meetings. The Chesterfield County School Board work session on Aug. 23 ...Read More

Getting to know our community

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I spent this morning with members of the Chesterfield Business Council, getting to know our community even better. Business ...Read More

Join our team

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I did a photo shoot yesterday with members of our Transportation Department. We have great drivers, a great support ...Read More

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