Award Year: 2020

Camelot Elementary School

2901 Guenevere Drive
Chesapeake, VA, 23323-2704

(757) 558-5347

Mr. Robert Joseph Sander, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Chesapeake Public Schools

School Website


The mission of Camelot Elementary School is to inspire, empower, and engage students in the learning process while instilling those qualities necessary to support excellence in communication, collaboration, creative and critical thinking, demonstrated citizenship, and computer coding abilities, all of which are of paramount importance in our twenty-first century learners. We foster and encourage academic excellence and promote positive social development within a differentiated instructional methodology in an inclusive and safe environment. We strive to demonstrate compassion and civility within our interactions among staff, students, families, and our community.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 66%
  • White: 14%
  • Hispanic: 11%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 7%
Camelot students are collaborating while conducting scientific investigations.

Camelot students are collaborating while conducting scientific investigations.

Camelot Elementary School is a wonderful place to learn and grow! Many generations of families have passed through our school's hallways. The school prides itself on building relationships that allow our teachers, faculty, students, parents and community to thrive. Camelot's staff, students, parents, and community work collaboratively to create a positive climate and culture that promotes the social, emotional, and academic development of all students. Camelot Elementary is truly a community school.

Technology and innovation play a pivotal role in our continued success. In the words of George Couros, "Technology will never replace great teachers, but technology in the hands of great teachers is transformational." With such a talented staff, we are able to use technology to expand the realm of possibilities for how teachers teach and the way students learn. In providing learning opportunities beyond the walls of the school building, teachers are able to shape and mold curricular decisions that enhance our overall instructional program and prepare our students for the future. Emphasis is placed on student acquisition of effective communication, collaboration, and critical thinking skills. Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) activities are embedded in each grade level's weekly lesson plans.

For many years, Camelot Elementary struggled to meet both federal and state academic standards. As a result of school leadership, an empowered staff, community support, and a shared vision, the school is now fully accredited. With a renewed sense of pride and accomplishment permeating throughout the Camelot community, there is no doubt that we will experience continued success!