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.

Section 508 Compliance

Colonial Heights Public Schools believes it is essential that our websites are accessible by all people.  The Division will modify its current websites in a manner consistent with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended in 1998 (29 U.S.C. § 794 (d)) to make our web content more accessible to people with disabilities.

School is Out

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Last day of school is June 14th.  
Have a great summer and see you back on September 4th.

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CHMS Calendar of Events

Principal's Message

Principal William Hortz


2017-2018 Is Coming to a Close

It is hard to believe our school year is coming to an end.  2017-2018 academic year will soon be in the past.  Parents, we hope you will work with us to help your student do their best!

Students, how will YOU finish?  Will you make that extra effort to review for your SOL tests? Will you stay focused in class and keep your grades up? Are you ready to finish this school year with your best possible effort? 

We are working hard to prepare for semester and end-of-year SOL tests in Math, English, Science and Civics. We have upcoming events in Drama, Band, SCA, FCA, FCCLA, and the other teams and clubs.  The 8th Grade Dance, 8th Grade DC Field Trip, 8th Grade Picnic and Grades 6, 7 and 8 Awards Assemblies are only a few weeks away!

Parents, continue to 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!  Let’s finish strong and have a great summer!

William V. Hortz

Principal, Colonial Heights Middle School


Follow CHMS on Twitter

Colonial Heights Middle School is now on Twitter.
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CHMS Tweets Live Stream

CHMS Athletic Participation Forms.

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And click here for the Concussion Fact Sheet and Risk Form.  
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Thank you. Colonial Heights Middle School. 

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Summer Reading

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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.