Chesterfield County Public Schools


Summary:

The Chesterfield County Public Schools district in Virginia encompasses 65 schools, including 42 elementary schools, 12 middle schools, and 11 high schools, serving students from diverse backgrounds. The district exhibits a wide range of school performance, with several standout institutions like Cosby High and Midlothian High ranking among the top high schools in the state, as well as exceptional elementary schools such as J.B. Watkins Elementary and Woolridge Elementary.

The district's schools exhibit significant performance gaps, with some institutions consistently outperforming the state and district averages, while others struggle to meet academic standards. This disparity appears to be closely linked to the socioeconomic status of the student population, as schools with higher free and reduced lunch rates tend to have lower test scores. The middle schools in the district show the widest range of performance, suggesting a need for targeted interventions at that level. Additionally, the district's only alternative high school, Carver College and Career Academy, faces unique challenges with lower test scores and a higher percentage of economically disadvantaged students.

Overall, the Chesterfield County Public Schools district showcases a diverse educational landscape, with both high-performing and struggling schools. The data highlights the need for the district to address achievement gaps, allocate resources effectively, and ensure equitable educational opportunities for all students, regardless of their socioeconomic background or school of enrollment.

District Detail

 9900 Krause Rd
Chesterfield, VA 23832

 (804) 748-1405

SchoolDigger Rank:
75th of 131 Virginia districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-12
Students: 63,916

Primary Schools: 42
Middle Schools: 12
High Schools: 11
Alternative Schools: 0
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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Virginia Department of Education.

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