Oak Grove-Bellemeade opened the doors to the new building in January 2013. The school has come together from their separate buildings where the school's name originated. Currently, Oak Grove-Bellemeade Elementary School serves approximately 675 students in PreK - 5.
The 2nd-5th grade building, Oak Grove on Ingram Ave. was originally named for the community in which it was located. The original building started as an eight-room building which was annexed from Chesterfield County in 1914, the year after it was constructed. As the community grew, so did the school building through many additions.
The Kindergarten & 1st grade building, Bellemeade, built in 1918, was also named for the community in which it was located. It was on Webber Ave. next to the current building.
Oak Grove Elementary School was established in 1913.
Oak Grove Elementary School was acquired in 1914 (by annexation from Chesterfield County).
New Building Opened
"Student Achievement is Our Number One Priority!"
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Mission: Cultivate Excellence for Every Child, Every Day!
The mission of Oak Grove-Bellemeade is to create a pathway to lifetime success where students thrive and grow to their full potential through respect and challenging, engaging learning experiences guided by highly qualified, passionate educators in partnership with families and communities.
At Oak Grove-Bellemeade Elementary School we are preparing our students to reach their maximum potential while becoming responsible citizens and lifelong learners.
Oak Grove – Bellemeade Affirmation
I am a member of the Oak Grove- Bellemeade family.
I am the hope for our future.
I help others and maintain order.
I see possibilities!
I set high expectations for myself and others.
H. O. P. E.
Hope for you and hope for me!
The Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Jackie Robinson (known to the students as "Auntie Jackie"), has developed a Character Education Program - "We Are Family". She works with each classroom on a regular schedule and counsels individual students on an "as needed" basis.
Her role as guidance counselor is embodied in a personal message from her.
Additionally, all teachers are presented with opportunities throughout the day to reinforce these values, resolve conflict, make positive choices and solve problems.
Oak Grove- Bellemeade continuously develops and implements strategies that facilitate optimal learning opportunities for all children guided by the six goals identified by Richmond Public Schools.
Improve Student Achievement
Promote a Safe and Nurturing Environment
Provide Strong Leadership
Enhance Capacity Building Thru Professional Development
Strengthen Collaboration with Stakeholders
Increase Parent and Community Involvement