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December 7, 2014 - 11:00am

Chesterfield Schools fast facts

  • 58,764 students
  • 62 schools — 38 elementary schools (grades K-5), 12 middle schools (grades 6-8), 11 high schools (grades 9-12) that include 11 specialty centers and one technical center
  • 25-to-1 pupil-teacher staffing standard for elementary school, 27-to-1 for middle school and 26-to-1 for high school
  • $533 million operating budget (69 percent for instruction, 11 percent for operations and maintenance, 8 percent for debt, 6 percent for transportation, 4 percent for administration, attendance and health and 2 percent for technology)
  • $9,030 cost per student

A word about Chesterfield Schools menus

Chesterfield County Public Schools provides nutritious breakfasts and lunches, offering milk, fruits, vegetables, proteins and grains and meeting strict limits on saturated fat and portion size. The nutritional integrity of school meals has always been a priority, and the school system is meeting the challenges set forth in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.

Chesterfield twins’ leadership earn Governor’s Award for Volunteerism and Service

Their program seeks to help young people create a better future for themselves, and is considered so unique that it won a Governor’s Award for Volunteerism and Service in May.

Learning Gardens

Teachers have always tried to bring the outdoors inside when possible and everyone most likely agrees that for a child, there is nothing better than hands-on learning, especially when it comes to science.

Police searching for man who robbed Food Lion

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program wants to help investigators identify a suspect who robbed a local grocery store.

Head-on vehicle crash in Matoaca critically injures one

Three people were injured in a head-on motor vehicle crash at Second Branch and River roads on Aug. 9 around 8:30 p.m., said Captain Keith Chambers of Chesterfield Fire and EMS. Two people were trapped in the wreckage and a special technical rescue team from Clover Hill Fire Station uses hydraulic tools to free the victims.

Police blotter

JESSUP POND LN - Jessup Meadow 8/7 10:20 p.m. - Victim reported being assaulted by an unknown suspect in his driveway. The victim had non-life-threatening injuries.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, August 15
Web of Hope Knit/Crochet classes.  10 a.m. Chester Baptist Church, School Street. For more information contact Angela Guastella at 530-0871 or linda Southward at 779-3453.

Summer Reading Program 2012: Teen Studio – Unique Tees.  Chester Library. 10:30 a.m.  – 4:30 p.m. Chester Combined Meeting Rooms A & B Register on line at