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About our School

Swift Creek Elementary School opened its doors in August of 1983 and
serves the neighborhoods of Brandermill, Watermill, Edgewater, Mill Crest, and Waterviews at the Reservoir.

Located within the school district is the Swift Creek Reservoir, which is a source of water for Chesterfield County and also provides water recreation
for the community. We typically serve approximately 840 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Swift Creek continuously identifies and responds to new and changing educational needs to ensure student success. Concern for children remains our number one priority. With the support and dedication of our excellent staff and community, Swift Creek is and will remain
one of the finest elementary schools in the Commonwealth.

Vision Statement
To instill and sustain a love of learning in every student, and to develop self-directed, lifelong learners who actively contribute to the community.


Mission Statement
That each student acquires the skills and tools necessary to explore, create, and contribute to the community and achieve academic success.

Our vision and mission is founded in a set of beliefs fundamental to our efforts. We believe:
Each individual is worthy and unique
Children should be encouraged to think for themselves and to take an active role in the learning process, thus fostering independence and self-confidence
Children need and deserve opportunities to grow academically, emotionally, personally, socially and physically
Children deserve a positive, safe learning environment, the best teachers and high expectations
Student success is a shared responsibility of students, staff, families and the community
Effective teaching is an essential factor in student learning
Effective leaders set high expectations and make teaching and learning a priority