Chappelow K-8 Arts Magnet School



    Our Mission:

    Educating the whole child through the arts


    Our Vision:


    Chappelow Arts Magnet School will develop the interests and talents of students in the arts and enhance all disciplines through an integrated approach that allows students to achieve artistic and academic success.
    School Demographics (2022-2023)
    Total Student Enrollment: 725
    100% School Choice Campus
    White: 33%
    Hispanic/Latino: 66%
    Black/African American: 2%
    Asian: 1%
    Multi-Racial: 1%
    ELD: 10%
    Free/Reduced Lunch: 50%



Contact Information

  • School Hours:
     Kindergarten through 8th grade 
    Monday: 9:10-3:20
    Tuesday - Friday: 8:10-3:20
    School Tours
    Please contact our front office to schedule a campus tour. Tours occur on Friday mornings.
    Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Phone: (970) 348-1200
    Attendance Line: (970) 348-1267 (voicemail only)
    Fax: (970) 348-1230
    Transportation: (970) 348-6800
    Address:  2001 34th Street  Evans, Colorado 80620





History of Chappelow K-8 Arts Magnet School


    Loretta Chappelow
    Loretta Chappelow was born June 28, 1891 in Leadville, Colorado. She graduated Canon City High School as Valedictorian of her class. It was evident Loretta's heart was in teaching! She attended Colorado State College of Education (which is now known as UNC) where she earned her teaching degree. From this point on, Loretta devoted her life to teaching.


    Loretta's educational career spanned over half a century! Mrs. Chappelow spent 36 years as an educator in the Evans Schools. For the last 20 years of her career, she was principal of Chappelow East in Evans, Colorado. Even after retirement, Loretta could not leave her passion behind her. She continued for 11 years as a volunteer librarian. Unfortunately, Loretta Chappelow passed away in June of 1970. 

    Loretta Chappelow will always be remembered by Chappelow Arts  Magnet School (formally known as Chappelow Middle School) which was built  in memory of an inspirational and dedicated educator. 

    Chappelow Arts Magnet School strives to practice her philosophy of education: “Teaching is not merely a life work, a profession, an occupation, a struggle; but it is a love to work with, and for, children." ~ Mrs. Loretta Chappelow