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Falling Creek Middle School


School Mascot: Panther 
School Colors: Navy Blue and Gold 
Enrollment: approximately 1,300 
Established in 1966 

CCPS Vision Statement:

Chesterfield County Public Schools will provide an engaging and relevant education that prepares every student to adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing world.

CCPS Mission Statement:

Chesterfield County Public Schools, in partnership with students, families and communities, emphasizes and supports high levels of achievement through a global education for all, with options and opportunities to meet the diverse needs and interests of individual students.

Falling Creek Middle School Vision Statement:

We envision that Falling Creek Middle School will be a thriving, dynamic and inspiring educational environment that produces self-directed learners with 21st-century skills and stimulates citizens of all ages to trust in, invest in and benefit from public education.

Falling Creek Middle School Mission Statement:

The mission of Falling Creek Middle School is to work in partnership with students, families and the community to ensure that each student acquires the knowledge, skills and core values necessary to achieve personal success and to enrich the community.

School History:

Falling Creek Middle School is located on Hopkins Road in Chesterfield County, on a site rich in the county's educational history. In 1621, John Berkeley began Virginia's first industrial community. He and his crew were sent from the Virginia Company to develop the ironworks at Falling Creek, between the James river and what became the Petersburg Turnpike. It was deemed a perfect location, "as if nature had applied herself to the wish and direction of the workmen," wrote George Sandys. Sadly, the Indian massacre of March 22, 1622, put an unexpected end to this endeavor. Falling Creek runs from the James River in the east, just north of Drewry's Bluff, to the Salisbury/Midlothian area in the northwestern part of the county.

Falling Creek Junior High School--now called Falling Creek Middle School--was built in 1966. The school receives students from Bellwood, Bensley, Beulah, Falling Creek, Hening, and Hopkins elementary schools, for grades 6 - 8, and sends them to Bird and Meadowbrook high schools for grades 9 - 12.