Since 1968, Chesterfield County has operated a single school district consisting of one primary school, eight elementary schools, two middle schools, one junior high and four high schools. Total enrollment in the county's public schools for 2000-2001 is estimated to be 7,947 students.
The Chesterfield County School District ascribes to a democratic education philosophy designed to produce well-informed citizens who can become productive members of home, community and nation. Recognizing the dignity and worth of each individual, they strive to provide an appropriate educational program designed to recognize students' individual needs as well as providing for a basic education in language, mathematics, social studies, science, physical education, career and technology training and the arts.
Chesterfield County's average yearly expenditure per pupil is near the state average as is the county's millage rate for taxes. Almost $20 million in facility improvements have taken place in the district within the past eight years with the passage of the bond referendum in May, 2000, approximately $70 million in new construction and renovations will occur in the next three to five years.
In 2000, 448 seniors graduated from Chesterfield County's four high schools. Each year, a little over 50 percent of the graduates enter some form of post-secondary education.
Chesterfield County School District is in the midst of great and exciting educational progress. The district is at the forefront of innovation and restructuring initiatives taking place in the educational community today. We welcome community input and participation and encourage citizens to join in the excitement that is in Chesterfield County School District today.
Chesterfield County School District is a publicly funded organization
No. of Schools: 16
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