• 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.

Chimborazo School

  • 3000 East Marshall Street

    Retaining the name of old Chimborazo School which it replaced, this school opened September 30, 1968, for Junior Primary-grade 6.

    In its planning stages, the school was referred to as "East End Elementary School"; approximately 55 buildings were demolished at the site.

    Under Plan III, Chimborazo was paired with Summer Hill.

    Enrollment:

    Sept. 1968 - 679
    1991-1992 - 641
     
    Architect:
     
    Ben R. Johns, Jr.
     
    Cost:
     
    $1,279,000
     
    Principals:

    1968-1985 Leon Danfourth Harding
    1985- Calvin Gay

    See:
    Chimborazo School (old)