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Dr. Kari WestonSuperintendent

Welcome to our division!

Dinwiddie County Public Schools is more than just a school division – it is a community that offers the people who live here the chance to belong, the chance to get involved, the chance to grow and the chance to enjoy country living at its best.

Dinwiddie is an exceptional county with a great quality of life and a strong set of values. Our children attend modern schools in a traditional setting that afford them the benefits of a superior education. We care about the relationships that connect students and parents to our school division. These relationships are the basis for the core values our county prides itself in: honesty, respect and integrity. Our graduates have grown up to be teachers, doctors, nurses, local business owners, bank executives, computer specialists, farmers, lawyers, CPAs, law enforcement officers, realtors, contractors, culinary specialists, pharmacists, and the list goes on.

We thank you for your continued support and working with us to provide the students of Dinwiddie County a rewarding school experience and hope you find the information on our website useful.

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Fun facts about our division
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Upcoming Events

  • Red Ribbon Week

    All Day
    Southside Elementary School
  • 3rd Grade Play; 2:30 & 7 pm – SUT

    2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
    Sutherland Elementary School
  • 1st Grade Field Trip – Metro Richmond Zoo

    All Day
    Southside Elementary School

Life at DCPS

The mission of Dinwiddie County Public Schools is to provide each student the opportunity to become a productive citizen, engaging the entire community in the educational needs of our children. Giving our students opportunities and core values of Excellence, Equity, and Integrity will help them become productive citizens while they aspire to reach their goals and dreams for the future.

Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) is one of the largest character development and citizenship programs for youth in the world. Their mission statement, "To Motivate Young People to be Better Citizens", is the guide post for the program’s success.
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Arts & Music
Art and music play an important role in enriching our students’ lives and education.
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Our Staff
Our professional staff consist of over 350 teachers and instructional support staff. We value the contributions they each make as we pursue the rigorous Virginia Standards of Learning and work to make our student achievement the highest ever.
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DCPS athletics and extra-curricular groups play an important role at our secondary schools. While academics are important, we feel that being a part of a team can offer many life skills.
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