Dear Team Chesterfield families,
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.
Chesterfield County Public Schools will hold three information meetings about proposed redistricting that involves three schools: Gates, Ettrick and Matoaca elementary schools.
- October 3 at 7 p.m. at Matoaca Elementary
- October 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Gates Elementary
- October 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Ettrick Elementary
These neighborhoods are proposed to transfer from Ettrick Elementary to Matoaca Elementary: Branch and Evans Estate, Bright Oaks Estates, Chesdin Heights, Crafton Heights, Deboer, Deere, Flintshire, Gateway Farms Apartments, Hickory Hollow, L.P.D. Enterprises, Millcroft, Nash Grove, Pypers Pointe, Rivers Trace, Taylor Hall Estates, Trentwood, Whispering Winds and parcels not in recorded subdivisions in the vicinity.
These neighborhoods are proposed to transfer from Gates Elementary to Matoaca Elementary: Beach Estates, Beechwood Forest, Chesdin Landing, Chesdin Shores, Deerwood, Rivers Trace (section K) and parcels not in recorded subdivisions in the vicinity.
Again, this is a preliminary proposal that will be discussed more in depth at the meetings noted above. We welcome your feedback at the meetings.
Mervin B. Daugherty Superintendent of Schools