Consider Chávez for your child if:

- You are seeking teachers who believe in your child’s potential to learn and achieve. Cesar E. Chavez Logo
- You want your child to learn in an environment of high expectations.
- Your family speaks Spanish.
You want your child to learn in a bilingual environment.
You value strong relationships with faculty and other parents.

César E. Chávez Elementary is proud to offer:

- Parent Teacher Community Council.
- English as Second Language services
- The Chávez partnership with Kent School Services Network makes it a “community school” that provides eligible parents and students with access to in- house health and social services to ensure that children are physically, emotionally and socially prepared to learn.
- I Believe I Become parent network, supported by LINC Community Revitalization, provides opportunities for motivated parents and community members to meet and support one another. 


Excel at CHÁVEZ

Academic Excellence:
Thanks to dedicated teachers and a rigorous curriculum, César E. Chávez has consistently met federal AYP standards and earned a “B” grade on the latest Michigan Yes report.

All-day Kindergarten:
César E. Chávez is proud to offer all-daykindergarten — a benefit and service for students and parents.

School Uniforms:
Students at Chávez follow a uniform dress code, which removes distractions from the classroom, promotes community, and provides a cost saving to families.

ESL Services:
We offer native language instruction through a bilingual transitional program for K-2nd grade students.

Elementary Athletics:
Students can participate in several sports, including basketball, bowling, soccer, track, and volleyball.

Rules, Safety, Discipline:
All GRPS schools provide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS). PBIS is a proactive, team-based framework for creating and sustaining safe and effective schools. Educators emphasize prevention of problem behavior, development of pro-social skills, and the use of data-based problem solving for addressing existing behavior concerns. The result is a fair, firm and consistent approach to rules, safety, and discipline.

Aimee Garcia
Principal César E. Chávez
1205 Grandville Avenue, SW

Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
p. (616) 819-2560 f. (616) 819-2556
Breakfast 8:10 A.M.
Start Time 8:30 A.M.
Dismissal 3:26 P.M.

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