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%



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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