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Chesterfield County Public Schools

Fast facts

  • Chesterfield County Public Schools is the largest school system in central Virginia, the fifth-largest school system in Virginia and among the 70 largest school systems in the United States.
  • More than 63,000 students attend 67 schools: 1 prekindergarten, 1 virtual school (grades K-8), 40 elementary schools (grades K-5), 12 middle schools (grades 6-8), 11 high schools (grades 9-12), which include 13 specialty centers, and two career and technical centers.
  • Vision: create a better tomorrow.
  • Mission: ignite passion through captivating and authentic experiences.
  • Values: integrity, equity, teamwork and ingenuity.
  • 100% of schools accredited.
  • 92% on-time graduation rate.
  • 96% daily attendance rate.
  • $836.3 million operating budget for FY 2023 (71.1% for instruction; 9% for operations and maintenance; 8.2% for debt service; 5.4% for transportation; 3.6% for administration, attendance and health; and 2.7% for technology).
  • $13,346 projected cost per student.
  • 7,972 full-time and part-time positions in operating fund.
  • 3,445 staff members have master’s degrees, 131 have doctorates, and 100+ are National Board Certified Teachers.
  • Student population is 45% White, 26% Black, 19% Hispanic, 5% multiple races, 3% Asian, <1% American Indian and <1% Native Hawaiian.
  • Almost 40% of students are economically disadvantaged; 12.7% have disabilities; and 12.2% are English learners, representing about 100 different languages.
  • 8 National ESEA Distinguished Schools: Crestwood Elementary in 2021; Ettrick Elementary in 2018; Bensley Elementary in 2016 and 2002; Elizabeth Scott Elementary in 2014; Bellwood in 2011; Beulah Elementary in 2010; Harrowgate Elementary in 2006; and Chalkley Elementary in 2005.
  • 7 National Blue Ribbon Schools: Midlothian High in 2019; Cosby High in 2015; Winterpock Elementary in 2014; Grange Hall Elementary in 2009; Robious Elementary in 2005; Clover Hill Elementary in 2003; and James River High in 2000.
Updated on August 1, 2022
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