School Information

Office Information

Office Hours: 9:15-3:45
Office: 804.768.6195
Fax: 804.768.0697

School Colors: Blue and White
School Mascot: Stars
Established: 1983
Enrollment: approximately 750

* Please do not drop off the children before 9:20 a.m., as there is no supervision before this time. They will have to wait outside of the building until the bell rings.

  • 9:20 a.m– Front doors will be unlocked for students to come in. Students may enter the building at 9:20 a.m upon the entry first bell and go straight to class.

  • 9:20 a.m — Students released from buses. Students may participate in purchasing breakfast and taking to classroom.

  • 9:25 a.m– School Start Time Students who arrive after 9:25 a.m. must have a parent walk them in to the office to sign in. Doctors notes are needed for excused late arrival.

  • 3:50 a.m– Afternoon announcements Parents are to wait by the gym doors for the teachers to open the door for parent pickup line.  Parent Pickup is in the gym.

  • 3:55 a.m – Afternoon dismissal Students will be released to buses and parent pick up.

Parent pick up is in the gym. Please bring picture identification each time to sign out the children.


Gates Elementary School

10001 Courthouse Rd.
Chesterfield, VA 23832

School History

Gates is located off of Courthouse Road in Chesterfield Virginia. The school opened in 1983 under the leadership of Mr. Guy Smith. It is named after Sheriff Gates of Chesterfield County.

At the present time we have approximately 750 students from preschool to fifth grade including some specialty programs. The programs housed at our school are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Severe Disability, Preschool Autism, ECSE, Intensive Day Program, Autism Day program, and the Mild Mentally Disabled Program.