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J.B. Watkins Elementary School encourages all students to become life-long learners who are prepared to live as productive citizens in a constantly changing world. Students will receive a rigorous and relevant educational program which engages students in 21st century skills and teaches the values needed to become effective members of a global community.

We believe children should learn the academic and social skills to give them the traits necessary to become independent, responsible, life-long learners. Coalminers are “SMART“, they Show Kindness, Make Good Choices, Act Responsibly, Respect Self and Others and Try their Best!

Recent News from #oneCCPS

November 24th, 2021

Crestwood Elementary achieves national recognition

Crestwood Elementary School has been selected as a National ESEA Distinguished School. Each year, only two schools per state receive this prestigious designation. Chesterfield County Public Schools leaders announced the school’s award to students and staff members today during an outdoor assembly.

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November 8th, 2021

Six Chesterfield County educators receive 2021 R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence

Chasing the northern lights. Researching Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus.” Exploring canals. Investigating manufacturing marvels. Learning how Scotland educates deaf students. Studying concert bands in Hawaii. These adventures in learning await six Chesterfield County teachers who were named 2021 R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence winners and will receive almost $85,000 in professional development grants from the […]

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October 20th, 2021

Chesterfield County students have specialty center and regional options for high school years

In addition to the broad spectrum of programs in each comprehensive high school, Chesterfield County Public Schools offers high school students the opportunity to participate in optional academic programs related to special interests. During their eighth-grade year, students decide whether or not to apply to a specialty center within Chesterfield County Public Schools, to a […]

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