Colonial Heights Middle School

Colonial Heights Middle School is the middle school serving the City of Colonial Heights, a community of approximately 17,400 citizens, located twenty miles south of the state capital, Richmond, Virginia. The building serves a sixth, seventh, and eighth grade population of just over 700 students.

Student-led Instrument Drive

CHMS Instrument Drive
Middle school students use social media to crowd-source an instrument drive supporting a popular band program. Instrument donations may be delivered to the middle school now through summer.
Click to watch a special report from WTVR-6 that showcases the efforts of our students.

Congratulations To Tanya Gentry

Congratulations to Tanya Gentry.  
Our Colonial Heights Public Schools division teacher of the year.

CHMS Shirt Order Form

Fly Fishing Club


Dear Parents
We would like to introduce you to a new system our school has acquired to help protect your children, called V-soft. V-soft helps track visitors, students, faculty, contractors and volunteers at our school, thus providing a safer more monitored environment for the students.
When visitors, volunteers or contractors check-in, or parents come to pick up students, they will be asked to present a valid state issued ID for entering into the system. The system has the ability to provide alerts on people who may jeopardize the safety of the campus.
We feel certain this will help us keep our campus a little safer, and ask for your cooperation in presenting your valid state issued ID when checking in at the school. Thank you in advance for your help in this matter.


William V. Hortz

CHMS Calendar of Events

Yearbook Order Form

Principal's Message



     The students at Colonial Heights Middle School have an outstanding tradition of excellence. Our staff, working with your student, strive to make a seamless transition from elementary school to high school. This is most successfully done with support from parents, staff and the students themselves. 

     Parents; education is a team effort. We are all pieces of the puzzle required to create an amazing whole. Our administration, faculty and staff are committed to working with you to ensure your student has a positive educational experience. We encourage the students to get active in both their school work and extra-curricular activities and hope they will make good sound choices daily.

     Parents, stay involved in your student’s education. Check their grades on PowerSchool, look in their binder, check their agenda, and review their homework. Your involvement really makes the difference in your child’s success!

William V. Hortz

Principal, Colonial Heights Middle School


Kinship Connection Conference

The Chesterfield County Senior Advocate is sponsoring a "Kinship Connection Conference" on Saturday, March 12 for grandparents and others raising kin.  The conference is from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and conference sessions include cyber safety, keeping up with your high-tech kid, and how to talk to children about their parents.  Free child care is available for children 5 and older if you register in advance, and lunch and refreshments will be served.  For details or to register, call 768-7878 or email <>.

My School Bucks - Changes

Beginning on November 1, 2015, the fee applied during checkout on will decrease from $2.50 to $1.95 and applied only to a single deposit and not per child. 
These changes bring fees in line with surrounding school systems and help to alleviate costs for Parents.  All fees are displayed at the time of payment prior to completing a transaction.
If you are not using MySchoolBucks, please consider this option for quick and secure updating of available funds for lunch and breakfast for your child. Additionally, you will receive access to transaction history, meal purchase history, and can receive low balance alerts. The process is very easy and you can use your Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card to supply funds to your child's account. Visit to create an account.