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More than 50 members of the business, faith and civic communities got a firsthand look at 21st century public education while shadowing principals at Chesterfield County schools earlier this week during the school division’s Principal for a Morning program.  “In the community, we have assumptions of what goes on, but just seeing the hands-on approach… Full Article


Tuesday, Oct. 15, marks the beginning of the last phase of school construction projects overwhelmingly approved by Chesterfield County residents through the 2013 school bond referendum. Construction of the new replacement school for Reams Road Elementary School begins with a groundbreaking ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 15. 

Through these school construction efforts, Chesterfield County Public Schools’ projects have addressed the need to renovate or replace the older school facilities and also addressed overcrowding in elementary schools in the northeastern part of the county. 


Chesterfield County Public Schools is excited to offer families a mobile-ready opportunity to see exactly where their child’s school bus is and an approximate time it will arrive at their child’s bus stop! Welcome to the My Stop app by Versatrans. The mobile app is available for download on iPhones and Android mobile devices. The… Full Article


Amazing learning experiences in remarkable learning environments are being credited with helping keep Chesterfield County Public Schools students engaged in school and graduating within the expected four-year timeframe. Chesterfield County Public Schools’ on-time graduation rate remained steady at 91 percent for the Class of 2019, according to data released by the Virginia Department of Education…. Full Article


During its business meeting Monday night, the Chesterfield County School Board approved modifications to the 2019-20 school calendar that closes school for students on Virginia’s presidential primary day and provides for some of that instructional time to be made up. As a result of this change: Tuesday, March 3 is a student holiday for all students. For teacher… Full Article


During its work session Monday afternoon, the Chesterfield County School Board arrived at a consensus that it will not pursue a pre-Labor Day start for the 2020-21 school year. The discussion came as two calendar options were presented, one for a pre-Labor Day start and one for a post-Labor Day start. The school division anticipates… Full Article


In addition to the innovative, engaging, and relevant instruction our students receive in every comprehensive school, Chesterfield County Public Schools offers high school students the opportunity to attend specialty centers and governor’s schools that target their specific academic interests. Students decide in eighth grade whether to apply to a specialty center or governor’s school, so middle school students and parents interested in learning more about these high school opportunities are invited to attend these open houses.


As we approach the fall 2020 opening of a new, replacement Matoaca Elementary School, redistricting is necessary in order to optimize classroom space and address student enrollment at other schools.

The new Matoaca Elementary, under construction on the site of the soon-to-be-former Matoaca Middle west campus, is designed to accommodate 750 students. Currently, there are fewer than 400 students attending Matoaca Elementary.

A preliminary redistricting proposal under consideration by the School Board would shift approximately 110 students from Ettrick Elementary to Matoaca Elementary and approximately 95 students from Gates Elementary to Matoaca Elementary.


The U.S. Department of Education today named Midlothian High School a National Blue Ribbon School, one of only 362 schools out of approximately 135,000 public and private schools to be honored with this recognition nationwide.


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