• Note: Much of the history of the Richmond Public Schools was recorded in the context of a segregated society, and the reader should readily discern between pre- and post-desegregation observations. The terms "black," "colored," "Negro," and "white" in this booklet should not be considered offensive as they have been used according to the custom of the particular period. Since 1962, the division has omitted such racial designations from its reports and publications.

Career Exploratory Middle School (CEMS)

  • 201 East Brookland Park Boulevarde

    This alternative program opened in 1980 for selected students (grades 6-8) who were making minimum progress because of academic, sociological, and economic disadvantages. It operated from the Chandler Building and provided "hands-on" learning activities and job-related instruction for the world of work.

    Career Exploratory Middle School was discontinued in June 1988.


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    1980-1988 Gloria B. Johnson