Our School

Cool Spring Elementary School buildingWelcome to Cool Spring Elementary School! We are located in central Hanover County on the same campus as Chickahominy Middle School and Atlee High School. We serve about 700 students in kindergarten through fifth grade and are the proud home of the Dolphins.

Our goal is to provide quality instruction in a welcoming environment where every child experiences success and builds a base for future personal and academic achievement. We utilize a variety of strategies that emphasize basic skills, encourage independent and critical thinking, and promote self-discipline.Our programs are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as well as the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Cool Spring is thankful for an active community of volunteers. We had 882 volunteers provide support last year which included 3,679 volunteer hours or 5.6 hours per student at our school. We are also proud of our enriching library that holds 20.9 books per student at our school.

Cool Spring Elementary Awards for 2017-2018

Cool Spring Elementary staff continue to be recognized for outstanding work:

  • CSES Teacher of the Year, Jessica Henderson
  • CSES Beginning Teacher of the Year, Rachel Jones
  • CSES Support Employee of the Year, Sue Seifert 

Cool Spring Elementary School also received the 2017 Board of Education Excellence award, the 2018 Active RVA Certified School award, and the 2018 Kindness Certified School.

The Hanover Education Foundation awarded educational grants to Mrs. Merrick, Mrs. Fletcher, Mrs. Samuels, and Mrs. Griggs. All of the grants supported reading, a visiting author, and an educational art activity involving the entire student body. In addition, the CSES PTA awarded each classroom outdoor and indoor recess equipment, painted recess games on the blacktop, and purchased additional playground equipment.

Cool Spring Elementary students, staff, parents, and the community joined together to support several community service projects for the 2017-2018 school year: Jump Rope for the Heart Program, SCA Canned Food Drives, CSES PTA Dolphin Dash, Ronald McDonald Charities, Little Mended Hearts, Butterfly Babies, Change for Children, and donated cleaning supplies for families through the Hanover Community Services Board.

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