Award Year: 2017
We do whatever it takes to ensure every leader matters.
- Black/African American: 12%
- White: 75%
- Hispanic: 3%
- Asian: 7%
- Native American: 1%
- Two or more races: 2%
- ELL: 4%
- Economically Disadvantaged: 10%
Chesterfield Elementary is a strong school community nestled in West St. Louis County, Missouri, as part of the Rockwood School District. The school borders the City of Chesterfield, a thriving business community where parents are vested in the success of their children.
Chesterfield Elementary has a rich tradition of focusing on student core ethical and performance values. Teachers and staff are dedicated to the belief that every child can learn, and they help all students grow academically, emotionally, physically, culturally and socially. Student achievement is improved through a differentiated curriculum and instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners. In weekly Professional Learning Communities, teachers plan for instruction, discuss student progress, and provide interventions, support and acceleration to meet the needs of all learners.
Chesterfield staff members encourage each student to become a leader of his or her own learning. Students develop individual academic and behavior goals. Each student monitors progress and is carefully coached along the way by a teacher or mentor. School leaders cultivate an authentic leadership role for each student based upon his or her interests and strengths.
Chesterfield Elementary was recognized as a National School of Character in 2008 and again in 2013. The school integrates character education into the curricula to emphasize core character traits. This includes a "7 Habits of Happy Kids" program to empower students to set high goals and spearhead community service projects. As a previous National Blue Ribbon School recipient, Chesterfield Elementary understands the importance of student leadership, and initiatives have yielded a high rate of academic achievement and positive behavior among students.