School Information
OFFICE

Office Hours: 8:30-400
Office: (804) 590-3100
Clinic: (804) 590-3102
Fax: (804) 590-1323

School Colors: Red
School Mascot: Indian

BELL SCHEDULE

8:10 a.m. Morning Bell, Buses Unload
8:30 a.m. Tardy Bell and Morning Announcements
3:00 p.m. Afternoon Dismissal

Please do not drop students off prior to 8:10 a.m. unless they are coming for tutoring, activities, or meetings.

SCHOOL HISTORY

Matoaca Elementary School is located in the village of Matoaca on the northern bank of the Appomattox River. The school is situated on Route 36, River Road, which is the main east west thoroughfare through the southern-most portion of Chesterfield County. The Matoaca community has a great sense of pride for its school and the children who attend. No matter how young or old, there is a feeling of ownership in the school community as many generations have passed through the doors getting an excellent education. The rich history of Matoaca Elementary resonates throughout the community as you can expect on any given day there may be a visit from someone with a story of when they were a student. Many stories that have been passed from generation to generation about time spent at Matoaca Elementary.

Matoaca Elementary has served the community for many years. The central part of the building was constructed in 1937. During the 1981-82 school year, State Literary Funds were used to add eight classrooms, a library, an expanded cafeteria, a music room and an art room. Renovations to the main building included an improved heating system and changes to make the building more energy efficient. On October 4, 1987, Matoaca Elementary celebrated the Fiftieth Anniversary of the cornerstone laying (1937) for our present building.

Matoaca Elementary serves a diversified, suburban, semi-rural community. The Matoaca families reside on farms, in neighborhoods and numerous old, historic homes. Several churches serve the community with programs for all age levels. Other active organizations include The Volunteer Firemen’s Group, a Volunteer Rescue Squad, Ruritan Club, Women’s Club, County Friends of the Library, 4-H, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Matoaca Youth Association. Nearby, Lake Chesdin and the Appomattox River offer many recreational activities and facilities.

With the loss of Title 1 funding in the 2006 – 2007 school year, our school has risen to the challenge to meet the needs of our at-risk population through innovative ideas. We have implemented a before/after-school remediation program, strategy based instruction in math and reading, and numerous workshops for our parents and students. Building background knowledge and vocabulary is a focus of instruction throughout all grade levels. To support this focus, students are exposed to varied learning opportunities through field trips and school programs.

Matoaca Elementary school operates as an excited, focused and determined learning community. We face our challenges and make them our greatest successes. Constant focus on quality instruction, expanded use of data to determine learning needs, increased parent and community involvement and additional opportunities to recognize and celebrate students’ efforts have combined to help the entire Matoaca Elementary School community soar to new heights. Matoaca Elementary is truly “the best kept secret in Chesterfield County.”

Chesterfield County Public Schools is committed to nondiscrimination with regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, disability, status as a veteran, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. This commitment prevails in all of its policies and practices concerning staff, students, educational programs and services, and individuals and entities with whom the Board does business.

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DIRECTIONS

20300 Halloway Ave
Petersburg, VA 23803