Colonial Heights Public Schools

512 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, VA 23834   |  Phone: 804-524-3400
City of Colonial Heights, Virginia

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5K Run/Walk and Cruise In' for Cancer Memorial Car Show

The Health Advisory Board will be holding a 5K Fun Run/Walk in conjunction with the 5th Annual Cruise In' for Cancer Memorial Car Show on May 30, 2015 (rain date June 6, 2015)
starting at 8:00am at CHHS.  


The Colonial Heights School Board will hold a COMMUNITY FORUM at the High School on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 7:00 pm in the cafeteria.


Colonial Heights Public Schools is pleased to offer a prekindergarten program for 4 year old children for the 2015-2016 school year. The goal of the program is to provide a healthy learning environment for children whose social or economic conditions may place them at risk for poor school performance. Selection of students will be based on family need according to program guidelines for the Virginia Preschool Initiative. Enrollment priority will be given to children with the greatest number of factors impacting their environment.

Food Lion Math Night Rescheduled

Tussing's Food Lion Math Night scheduled for Wednesday, February 18th has been rescheduled and will be held on Wednesday, April 1st from 5:30 - 7:30.

Parent Workshop Available

Surviving Your Adolescents
How to Manage and Let Go of Your 13-18 Year Olds
(Parents of 11-12 year olds also encouraged to attend!)
By Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D.
Presented by Tracy Lee
Colonial Heights Public Schools
Family Resource Center
In this workshop you will learn:
  • What is normal adolescent behavior
  • How to manage teenage risk-taking
  • Exactly what problems require professional attention
  • What problems require your “letting go”
  • The Four Cardinal Sins (What not to do!)
  • The five ways to improve your relationship
  • What role to take: Observer, Advisor, Negotiator, Director
  • How to respond to emotional blackmail
  • From fashion to passion: guidelines for specific problems
Training will be held in the Colonial Heights Middle School Library On Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 6-9pm
To register, contact Tracy Lee, Family Resource Coordinator at 524-3445
or by email at
(Please do not bring children) 

Central Registration for Elementary Begins February 2, 2015

Central Registration for Elementary School students will begin Monday, February 2, 2015.  The Central Registration Office is located in the Colonial Heights Technical Center and office hours are from 7:30a-3:00p. 

Please contact Mrs. Denise Underhill, Central Registration Secretary, if you have any questions.

Colonial Heights Technical Center
3451 Conduit Road
Colonial Heights,VA 23834
Phone (804)526-0321

Press Release

Colonial Heights Public Schools
School Administration Offices

512 Boulevard
Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834

(804) 524-3400 office
(804) 526-4524 fax


At its January 13, 2015 Organizational Meeting, the Colonial Heights School Board unanimously elected Mr. Mike Yates as Chairman and Mr. J. Chris Kollman, III as Vice-Chairman.

Mr. Yates has served on the Board since 2010. He retired in 2009 after working 34 years as a guidance counselor at Colonial Heights High School.  He also served as Director of Adult Education for 10 years.

Mr. Kollman is serving his second four-year term on the Board.  He is a former member of Colonial Heights City Council of 28 years, serving four of those years as Mayor.  Mr. Kollman is retired from Verizon with 30 years of service. 


Division Spelling Bee


The Division Spelling Bee will be held Thursday January 15th.  Join us at 7pm at Tussing Elementary to watch our expert spellers compete for excellence.   We are very proud of each of our classroom, grade level, and school winners so far.  The division Bee promises to be a lot of fun and exciting for the students.

Central Registration Begins November 3, 2014

Central Registration for Middle and High School students will begin Monday, November 3, 2014. The Central Registration Office is located in the Colonial Heights Technical Center and office hours are from 7:30a-3:00p.

Please contact Mrs. Denise Underhill, (High School and Middle School) Central Registration Secretary, if you have any questions.

Colonial Heights Technical Center
3451 Conduit Road
Colonial Heights,VA 23834
Phone (804)526-0321

(If you have questions regarding the registration of an elementary student, please contact the elementary school in which you are zoned)

Colonial Heights Public Schools Meet Full SOL Accreditation for 13th Year In a Row!

All schools in Colonial Heights have met the SOL accreditation standards of the Virginia Department of Education for the thirteenth year in a row.  Of the one hundred thirty-two divisions in Virginia, only twenty-two had all schools accredited.  This places Colonial Heights Public Schools in an elite group.  This success can be attributed directly to the efforts of our teachers in the classrooms, the diligence of our students, our parent partners, and school administration providing quality leadership and support for their staff members and students.

Thank you to all of our Faculty and Staff!  Congratulations to our students!

Click to Read The Colonial Voice Article on 'Colonial Heights Schools Fully Accredited'

Click to Read the WTVR-6 Article on SOL Results

Click to Read the CHPS Memo Sent To Faculty and Staff

Colonial Heights Exceeds State Graduation Rate

The Virginia On-Time Graduation report for the Class of 2014 was recently released by the Virginia Department of Education.  Colonial Heights High School's 2014 graduation rate was 94.8%, as compared to the State rate of 89.9%.  This rate reflects the number of students that entered the ninth grade together as a cohort and graduated in four years.  Only nine high schools out of 327 in the Commonwealth had a higher graduation rate than CHHS.  The Class of 2014 had a dropout rate of 2.6%, as compared to the state rate of 5.4%.  Congratulations to the Class of 2014 for a job well done!

Class of 2014

2014 Graduation Rate

2014 Dropout Rate

Hanover County



CHHS Average



Chesterfield County



New Kent HS



Wmburg-James County



Henrico County



Prince George HS



Powhatan HS



Petersburg HS



Dinwiddie HS



Hopewell HS



Superintendent's Message

As Superintendent I look forward to following Colonial Heights students in their career as Colonial Heights "Colonials!" I hope that you and your families will be active participants in our many programs, working hard academically and giving your best in all that you do!


Dr. Joseph O. Cox, Superintendent

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