Award Year: 2014

Winterpock Elementary School

9000 Elementary Way Loop
Chesterfield, VA, 23832-2023

(804) 763-5051

Ms. Gloria Cooper, Principal at time of Nomination

Chesterfield County

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To foster a safe and nurturing environment where each student can become a responsible citizen embracing appropriate social interaction, academic expertise, and achievement.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 6%
  • White: 79%
  • Hispanic: 5%
  • Asian: 6%
  • Two or more races: 4%
  • ELL: 3%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Kindergarten students celebrate learning all of their kindergarten words.

Kindergarten students celebrate learning all of their kindergarten words.

Winterpock Elementary School takes pride in its focus on excellence. The school's vision is to promote life-long learners who will make great contributions to society. Students enjoy a positive environment that reflects high expectations and promotes good citizenship. A continued focus on 21st Century Skills enhances student learning through project based learning experiences which challenge students to work effectively and respectfully within diverse teams of learners.

The many successes enjoyed at Winterpock Elementary are reflected in the inviting school environment and differentiated learning opportunities that permeate the school. The positive school climate is reflected in the "Winterpock Way" of excellence to advance service learning. Teachers engage students in rigorous standards based instruction. Best practices in instruction are implemented to assist students in excelling through lessons focused on relevant connections and utilizing higher level thinking skills.

Winterpock has consistently demonstrated excellent performance on the Virginia State Standards and has met all AYP/AMO benchmarks. Winterpock has received the Governor’s Award for Academic Excellence for the past several years. As a traditionally high performing school, it hasn't rested on its academic accomplishments, but continues to strive to move all students to the next level of excellence. There is a focus on building relationships and nurturing the home-school partnership by combining a strong sense of academic excellence, coupled with high value placed on positive contributions to the community. The foundation of the school culture recognizes every student for being a productive citizen achieving to the best of their ability.