Three students smile and pose for camera

School Information

Welcome to Chalkley Elementary School

Our History

J. A. Chalkley Elementary school opened in September of 1962 in the suburban county of Chesterfield, Virginia. The school was named for John Alvin Chalkley, Sr. who served as a school board member from 1922 to 1944. The original building appeared to have 33 classrooms and a cafeteria. Throughout the years many renovations were made to the school to accommodate growth in the student population. Veteran teachers report that at one point Chalkley enrolled over 1100 students!

Currently, Chalkley has approximately 900 students enrolled in grades Pre-K through grade 5. Our student body is comprised of a diverse group of students (approximately 29+ different countries) who bring many strengths to our school community. We constantly seek new and innovative ways to support our learners and families so that we can continue on the path to growth and success. Chalkley is known for how well we form relationships with our students. Our staff takes great pride in getting to know the students and families!

Contact Information

School Colors:  Black and Gold
School Mascot:  Roadrunner
Office: (804) 674-1300
Clinic: (804) 674-1300
Fax: (804) 675-1478
Email Address:

Office Hours

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Bell Schedule

8:10 am:
Students may enter the building
Breakfast served

8:30 am:
Tardy bell
Students settled in classrooms

3:00 pm:
Dismissal bell

3 hour early release days – Dismissal bell 12:00 pm

Mission Statement

Creating equitable opportunities.


Chalkley Elementary is a community of resilient, productive, and compassionate learners empowered by strong relationships.

Roadrunner mascot that students drew

School Mascot

During the last week of school in 2016, artist Matt Lively worked with all fifth graders during the school day on a Chalkley mural. Matt designed the mural based on his version of the school mascot and created an outline for students to paint. Matt divided the mural into smaller sections, ensuring that entire classrooms could work on the project at the same time. Students were encouraged to “leave their mark” as they celebrated their final days at Chalkley before heading off to middle school. The mural was then assembled and installed in the front of the building to welcome all students and families to the home of the Roadrunners!